100% of your donations will go to benefit Kids Konnected. Your tax deductible donations enable us to help more children during their time of crisis. Below you will find a description of the donation programs we offer, or simply us the donation form to make a monetary donation of your choice.
Our Hope the Bear Care Packages are individually tailored to each family based on the information we receive. Every package includes a “Hope” teddy bear for each child in the family, books, workbooks, brochures, and additional information to help the family better cope with cancer. Our volunteers make security blankets for those under 5, and special bereavement packages for children and teens that have lost a parent to cancer. Donate a package to a child of our choosing, or order a package for a child you know who is coping with cancer.
When a parent is diagnosed by cancer, it can have devastating emotional effects on the children. Kids Konnected support groups meet throughout Southern California to help kids who have a mom or dad affected by cancer; from diagnosis, treatment, remission, to death. Support groups give children professional guidance, peer comfort, positive coping skills, answers to their questions about cancer, and a community that understands what they’re going through. You generous contribution will support 1 child’s attendance at support group for 1 year.
Who are HEROES? Helpful, Energetic, Reviving Optimists in Every Situation. A HEROES leader is a mature, responsible, caring teenager between the ages of 14-18 who has experienced the stress and trauma of having a parent with cancer or has lost a parent to cancer. They are an integral part of Kids Konnected and they are a very important part of every service that we provide, from monthly support groups to teddy bear outreach. Your donation will be used to send a teen to our yearly training retreat and give him/her a chance to be a role model to children in their community.
Your generous donation will help send a child to one of our awesome summer camp programs. This is a great time for kids to meet other kids who have a parent with cancer and to get away from the cancer world for a few days a year…It’s always nice to know that you’re not alone!
Sometimes when a parent is sick with cancer, families don’t get a chance to have as much fun as they used to. Sponsor a Family Event for Kids Konnected and help those affected by cancer to get out of the house, have some fun, and meet other families who understand what they’re going through. Family Events take place throughout the year in our various service areas. In 2016 we offered a trip to the San Diego Zoo, Lake Mission Viejo BBQ, Family Game Night in Costa Mesa, an LA Galaxy soccer game and more.