MAGICAL MEMORIES

Rating: 4.97 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 121 COLONIAL LANE TURBOTVILLE PA 17772 USA

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.
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

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.

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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.

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I am honored to be a part of this amazing orginazation who helps terminally ill children.

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This non profit orginazation does a great deal of work with Children who are terminally ill. Everyone person deserves to have fun in life and have a great chance at life. What this orginasation does far exceeds the standards for this. This is an orginazation who puts smiles on childrens faces especially at christmas time. They have a party every year for these kids and they rely on us the community to help them. It is my honor and a great privilege to be able to donate my time to them and help them out. I will ask my friends to help me out and donate there time as well. God has blessed this orginazation and has shown me what it is like to be a help to someone in need.

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None keep up the good work.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization that helps local kids. We put on a great Christmas party every year. It is all done with donations and volunteers. I love helping them every year. It is a wonderful thing to see the joy on the children's faces!!!!!!!

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As the mother of a cancer warrior, I cannot say how important the work Magical Memories is to families. This organization brings joy and love to kids going though so much. My son loves his t.shirt and feels special thanks to thief wonderful kindness. The experiences they offer help the whole family feel they have people on their side and this truly helps get through painful times.

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This is an amazing NonProfit organization! The Christmas Praty that is thrown for the kids and their families is incredible! The fist time I helped I cried when I walked in and saw everything! No words can really express the joy and amazement that this orginazation puts in these kids eyes! I look forward to volunteering for as long as I'm able too! ❤️

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It has been both a privilege and honor to serve as a volunteer for Magical Memories. I worked at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville and have taken care of many of the children who are members of MAGICAL Memories. I have seen these children when they are sick and I have watched their parents overcome all the trials and tribulations that come with being the hospital and having a child with special needs. As in inpatient nurse you rarely have an opportunity to see these special children when they are feeling well and able to be themselves. It is amazing to spend time with them outside of a hospital envrionment. To see them laughing, smiling, and interacting with other children. It is a blessing to provide these families with an opportunity to come out as a family, be a family, and spend time with other families that are just like them. Magical Memories is a way to give these children and their family a time to just let their children be children. I love watching through their eyes how they see this event. I can't wait for planning the next one!

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I am truly honored to be part of Magical Moments annual holiday extravaganza this year. This event is so meaningful and special to all involved. Life is made up of memories we create let them be magical ones!!

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My daughter has had numerous medical issues and surgeries. She was granted a Make Wish to Disney and we could not have more grateful. The magical memories party let her relive the memories and have a wonderful time around the holidays. She loves the crafts and games that are offered. This is a fabulous non-profit that gives some much to families of children that are so special. The memories from these events are unforgettable! !

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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