Resources

Children and their families facing life threatening illnesses and life altering conditions need access to resources that can help support them, lift them up, and perhaps improve their circumstances. Kids Wish Network is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children worldwide. On this page, we have compiled a number of resources to help strengthen, engage, connect and inform families and children in need.

Family Services

Kids Wish Network believes that a family’s strength has a major impact on a child’s well-being. Below are several resources to help bring families of children dealing with life-altering circumstances closer together:

Manning & Nurse are financial advisors who provide financial planning services and advice to families with children who have special needs.
www.snadvice.com
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Kids Wish Network will be working with the Special Olympics to host events in Florida. The Special Olympics is a sports organization that gives people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate and compete in sports activities, while promoting teamwork and individual achievements. www.specialolympics.org
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Kids Wish Network supports Camp Boggy Creek through its Camaro Dream Giveaway. Camp Boggy Creek is a year round life-enhancing camp experience for seriously ill children in Florida that was founded by actor Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
www.boggycreek.org
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Also supported by Kids Wish Network through the Camaro Dream Giveaway, The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer provides essential specialized intervention services to families and children with cancer through its cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope.
www.hatcherfoundation.org
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Supported by Kids Wish Network to provide gifts and necessities to children dealing with cancer, The Childhood Leukemia Foundation provides programs to improve health literacy, increase self-esteem and empower young cancer victims.
www.clf4kids.org
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CPG-sigCerebral Palsy Guide provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and support groups to parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. This site helps families find the answers they need.
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KGAT-logo3Each of the different types of JA have their own set of signs and symptoms. You can read more specifics about the diseases by following the links above, and by visiting the Arthritis Foundation’s website dedicated to pediatric rheumatic diseases,KidsGetArthritisToo.
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Military Family Services

Kids Wish Network works with several different organizations to assist the children of military parents on active duty as well as veterans. Kids Wish Network also provides support to the military through these two programs:

The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop is a holiday tradition hosted by the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) that provides new, unwrapped toys to children in the care of children’s homes, social service agencies and other facilities. http://optoydrop.blogspot.com/

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The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, nonprofit educational organization that supports America’s Army – Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. www.ausa.org

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Children’s Resources

Kids Wish Network believes in being the change that makes a positive difference in the life of a child. Below are several resources to help empower and unite children facing difficult circumstances:

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Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP www.cerebralpalsygroup.com

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OWLYmail provides safe email for kids with 24/7 parental controls and features to monitor undesirable contact and cyber bullying. www.Owlymail.com

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My Life My Power is a nonprofit organization that combats the growing issue of bullying by teaching children and teens the importance of goal setting, mentoring, character building, leadership and financial literacy.  www.mylifemypower.org

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The Ellen Degeneres Show has compiled a number of resources and informative blog posts about the importance of being united against bullying. www.ellentv.com/categories/united-against-bullying

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Stopbullying.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This site provides information and resources about preventing and responding to bullying, as well as information on anti-bullying laws.www.stopbullying.gov
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Polk County, Florida boy Jaylen Arnold used his own horrifying experiences with bullying to create Jaylen’s Challenge, a program that educates children and teens in schools about the damage that verbal, mental, and physical abuse can cause.http://www.jaylenschallenge.org/
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Health and Wellness

The resources below were chosen to help enlighten families of children dealing with illnesses by providing more information on diseases, their treatments and healthy living:

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Wellness Resources provides news, discussion boards, resource lists and more about various children’s health topics, from diseases to healthy living tips and everything in between.www.wellnessresources.com/news/childrens_health

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Kids Health has accessible pages for kids, teens, parents, and educators devoted to providing facts, perspectives, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
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Donor Resources

Our Guardian Angel donors are an essential part of Kids Wish Network. Here are some resources to help inform and instruct our generous donors:

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. This document provides information about your rights as a donor to a nonprofit organization.

*Download a copy of the Donor Bill of Rights*

 

Funeral Assistance

Here are some helpful resources for those looking for funeral assistance:

jfoundation“J” Foundation – The J Foundation uses contributions made by our supporters to provide direct help to families struggling with a child’s life-limiting illness. http://jfoundationinc.org/

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Children's Burial AssistanceChildren’s Burial Assistance, Inc. – Children’s Burial Assistance provides funeral, burial, or cremation assistance to help families honor their deceased child by providing them with a decent and proper burial. http://childrensburial.org/

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3 "A"3 “A” Bereavement Foundation – 3 “A” Bereavement Foundation (3ABF) is a faith-based nonprofit organization, established in 1997 to eliminate the feelings of despair and hopelessness experienced by indigent and low-income bereaved families who have limited or no means to bury their loved ones. http://www.3abereavement.org/

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Funeral Consumers AllianceFunerals Consumers Alliance -Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. We do for funeral purchases what Consumer Reports does for products. http://www.funerals.org/

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Unforgettables FoundationThe Unforgettables Foundation – The Unforgettables Foundation provides financial assistance to those families with limited resources to help offset the costs of final arrangements. http://www.theunforgettables.com/

 

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.