Miracles for Kids Overview
Target demographics: Low-income families, with children 21 years old or younger, who are in treatment for a life-threatening illness at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange, CA or Children's Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help assemble and deliver baskets of food, home essentials and seasonal gifts to low-income families with critically-ill children through the Basket of Miracles Program. Volunteers are also needed throughout the year to help execute a number of our annual events and programs. Volunteering is a great team building experience and way to give back to the community and Miracles for Kids is happy to accommodate volunteers of all ages and group sizes.
Geographic areas served: Greater Southern California area spanning over 50 different cities throughout the surrounding Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Coutnies and beyond.
Programs: GRANT PROGRAM: Provides monthly financial aid to low-income families with children fighting a life-threatening illness.
BASKET OF MIRACLES: Delivers food, household necessities, school and other supplies to families' homes throughout the year.
FUND-A-FAMILY: Matches a donor to an individual child and family in need.
CLOSET OF MIRACLES: Provides access to a low-cost clothing and shoe resource for families in need.
FAMILYCARE: Provides 24-hour access to quality healthcare for uninsured members of a patient's family at no cost.
MIRACLES SURF & PADDLE CAMP: Day camp that provides outdoor exercise, sport training, ocean education and awareness for our patients and their siblings.
MIRACLES RAWHIDE RIDING CAMP: Overnight camp that provides recreation, horseback riding and relationship building for out patients and their siblings.
RESEARCH PROGRAM: Funds cutting-edge research aimed at eradicating pediatric diseases.