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Chili's® Clip for Kids

Every day, Kosair Children’s Hospital cares for kids with cancer. Our nationally recognized oncology staff fights alongside our youngest cancer patients and their families to provide care, hope and compassion. In order to work toward a cure and expand support for families, we need the help of our community. Here’s your chance!

The Children's Hospital Foundation is hosting the first-ever Chili's® Clip for Kids. This event challenges participants to raise funds in return for shaving, trimming or clipping their hair in solidarity with kids fighting cancer at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

You can host a Chili’s® Clip for Kids event at your school or church. For more information on how to get started contact Courtney Gatti at the Children’s Hospital Foundation or call (502) 629-8060.

"Just for Kids" Service Learning Project (Elementary School)

Through the Children's Hospital Foundation "Just for Kids" Service Learning Project, students have fun while learning what it means to give back and how to keep themselves healthy. The project is a structured program for schools that provides fun and easy ways for students, teachers, parents and staff to get involved in activities to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in our community each year. We are currently accepting new schools to this program.

Classroom materials are appropriate for kindergarten through fourth grade, but the entire school is encouraged to participate. Each participating school has the flexibility to choose the length of the program and which topics are covered:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Environmental awareness
  • Street/bike safety

Each participating class receives a "Just for Kids" Kit. Each kit contains all of the supplies needed to run the program, so teachers don't have to do any extra work!

No minimum amount of fundraising is necessary, but a goal of $25 per student is encouraged. Prizes are available for individuals, teachers and classes who reach certain goals. Some examples of prizes are T-shirts, books, gift cards, tote bags and classroom parties.

Service Learning Documents:

Teacher Guidelines and Lesson Plans are available through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Please Contact Natalie Gupton to begin your program.

Kids for Kids is a service learning initiative that provides the opportunity for elementary, middle school, high school and college students to participate in fundraising projects to support Kosair Children’s Hospital. Participants learn how rewarding it is to contribute to the local community and have fun helping other kids just like themselves!

We offer a variety of programs and ideas that we can customize to fit your school or organization. A representative from the Children’s Hospital Foundation will discuss your project ideas and, in most cases, can provide the following resources to help promote your efforts:

  • Pledge envelopes
  • Online fundraising Web page, initial set-up and troubleshooting
  • Kids for Kids stickers or buttons (limit one per student and faculty member)
  • "Just for Kids" balloon cutouts
  • Prizes and recognition

If you would like more information for your school, PTA, club, athletic team or other group, contact Natalie Gupton at (502) 629-5238.

Piggies for Preemies™

Help the tiniest patients in the Kosair Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit by participating in the Piggies for Preemies™ program. Learn more now or email Natalie Gupton to receive additional information on this project as it becomes available.

Teen Board

High school students hold positions on this special board that meets once a month during the school year. Teen board members volunteer at Kosair Children's Hospital and special Children's Hospital Foundation events. They plan special evenings and crafts for patients, as well as the planning and execution of other outside fundraising events.

Members are expected to commit to attend meetings once a month during the school year. These meetings are primarily held on Sunday afternoons. Members are also strongly encouraged to volunteer at events throughout the year.

Thank you for your interest in the Teen Board. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Teen Board. Please check back next spring to apply for the 2015-2016 Teen Board.

For more information contact Natalie Gupton at (502) 629-5238.

Family-friendly events

Support Kosair Children's Hospital at any of our family-focused events. Choose an event for more information.

Party for a Good Cause

Instead of presents at your next birthday party or other gift-giving celebration, ask friends and family to give donations to Kosair Children's Hospital. Prior to your event, the Children's Hospital Foundation can help you set up a personalized online fundraising page for the occasion. Donations can be designated for a specific part of the hospital or simply to the area of greatest need.

For those who prefer to donate items, please consult our current wish list. All items must be new and unwrapped. Opportunities to present your gift at Kosair Children's Hospital are available upon request.

Email Natalie Gupton to get started.