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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Striving to make magical memories happen for local children living day to day with life threatening and terminal illnesses and disabilities.

Results: We have touched the lives of many ill children and their families right here in the direct community that we live in. These children have brought so much joy and happiness into the lives of those in our community. Our goal is continue this party for years to come and bring many more smiles to faces of those experience such hardships in their childhood and continue to make memories that these families can hold forever in their hearts.

Target demographics: children who live daily with life threatening and terminal illnesses

Geographic areas served: UNION, COLUMBIA, MONTOUR, SNYDER, NORTHUMBERLAND AND LYCOMING COUNTIES OF PA

Programs: An annual holiday party for these special children, providing them with a special day to enjoy themselves while trying to put their illness and medical issues behind them for a moment of time. They don’t have to feel different if they don’t have hair or are in a wheelchair because many guests share similar issues. This party is only made possible by the support and dedication of the community we live in. Without support, this party would not be possible. Our group relies 100% on donations to make this party come to fruition. In the past entertainment provided has included: Woody Wolfe, the Kingdom Kidz puppets, Aaron Kelly from Season 9 of American Idol, The Balloon men, and the Union County Dairy Princess to name a few. We also provide crafts for the children as well as professional photography for the children and their families to be able to cherish a serious or silly family photo.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Jenn10

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I consider it an honor and a privilege to support this nonprofit financially. Kerry Tilford goes above and beyond every year to ensure that the Make-A-Wish children in this area are treated to a spectacular holiday party. Her efforts along with the numerous parents, volunteers and area businesses who also offer their support and donations should also be commended. It is truly special to be a part of such a special event.

1 Robbi T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this none profit for 4 years now. I am so impressed with how it's run and what it does for the kids with medical conditions. Making memories with theirs familys is what it all about. Will continue to be a part of this as long as I can.

1 Deb P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be part of this wonderful organization that does so much for the sick children in our area. There is nothing better than seeing a smile on a child's face or watching their eyes light up when they get to be kids without worry of their illness. Through my time spent with Magical Memories these are but a few of the touching moments I've been able to experience. You get far more than you give when you get involved with this amazing group!

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year volunteering with Magical Memories and I know I'll be involved with them for many years to come. This group goes above and beyond to make sure that the children in our 5 county area have the most wonderful unforgettable Christmas party imaginable. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization and all the magical things they do.

1 Tammy99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that has left my family with wonderful memories.

1 Catherine65

Volunteer

Rating: 2

I love helping with this organization every year! Seeing the smiles on all of those children's faces, and the joy they have is really inspiring! And for one special person to do so much for so many people is so inspiring! Kerry Dugan-Tilford does so much and is such a loving person and she inspires so many people!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy helping with yhis organization, seeing the joy on the individual's face is rewarding. Kerry Tilford goes above and beyond for magical memories.

2 Trisha M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be able to help out with this awesome non-profit. I absolutely love that I can help out families in my own area. The Magical Memories team is truly inspirational and do so much for the families in the community

2

Donor

Rating: 5

It is awesome to see the community support this organization rallies!! It's all about the kids and their families. I am privileged to have the opportunity to be part of a local family business that can help get the word out and raise funds. We are thrilled to connect with MM and see how amazing they are!!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non-profit. I am proud to say that Magical Memories is my # 1 non-profit to support. The amazing things they do for children with terminal illnesses and life threatening diseases, is why I keep on giving. The people that run the foundation have hearts of gold!

2 Laura236

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love all you do for children. So grateful that I'm able to volunteer for such a wonderful cause.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so honored to attend magical memories Christmas party. It was amazing and for a day my son was able to forget he was I'll and enjoy all the great activities there to so. Words just cannot explain my gratitude for this wonderful charity.