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Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Caiden's Hope is dedicated to helping provide travel arrangements for families enduring the hardship of a premature infant undergoing long term medical care. The foundation focuses on alleviating the unexpected financial burden associated with air travel, hotels and other travel related expenses for families in conjunction with necessary, extended, non-elective clinic or hospital stays.

Results: Over the last seven years, Caiden's Hope has provided NICU parents free hotels, free gas cards, free prepaid credit cards, free parking and free air, car, rail and bus transportation. NICU parents requesting assistance must have their hospital social services caseworker contact Caiden's Hope Foundation.

Target demographics: Young families with small children that need long term medical care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250

Geographic areas served: United States of America

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michael429

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Caiden's Hope for a few years now and have truly enjoyed every experience. This is a unique charity that helps with the living expenses of the families with babies in NICU. I have seen first hand the direct support that CH gives and been very blessed to be a part of it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My friend works for this charity & they do great things for NICU families!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was asked to volunteer for a fundraiser for Caiden's Hope by a fellow church member who had used their services when their son was born premature. Having experienced the stresses related to my grandson being born premature 2 years ago, I quickly said 'Yes'. During the fundraiser I met the founder of Caiden's Hope and was impressed with his heart and zeal to help parents of preemies with the small things they need to relieve their financial burdens during their child's hospital stay. I intend to volunteer again for the fundraiser, as well as donate to this worthy cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter was born at 1 lb and 10 oz and spent 173 days in the NICU. After she was released from the hospital, my friend told me about Caiden's Hope and I signed up to be a volunteer. It is truly amazing what this charity does to help families with a baby in the NICU.

2 Stephanie283

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our son, Nathaniel, was born 3 months premature with non-immune hydrops. He spent 99 days in the NICU and we lived an hour away but we did all we could to see him every single day. It was only after our son was home from the NICU and we went searching for a way to help other NICU families that we came across Caidens Hope. We spoke with Wayne Keller and got to know their hearts and decided to give back to this foundation who does so much for families in need and have never looked back. The Keller family is friendly and wise and every person involved in Caidens Hope has a heart of gold. They truly help so many families when they need it most. I can tell you from experience what an impact it makes to a family surviving the NICU to have just a little help but Caidens Hope goes far and beyond "little" and finds the way to make a big difference in the lives of every family they come into contact with. Beyond financial help...they truly give hope in a time that hope is scarcely available. They provide families with the ability to see their fragile children in the NICU to do life-changing kangaroo care and create a bond that can never be broken. When it feels like everyone around you is telling you not to get your hopes up (for your child's life) Caidens Hope comes in and says, "Here's money for traveling, parking, and food so you have less to worry about it". More people need to know about Caidens Hope and more families can receive help. Families should hear about all the ways Caidens Hope can help them before they leave the hospital!

It's been a pleasure raising money for them and seeing the impact on our community as well. I'll be fundraising and donating to Caidens Hope for the rest of its existence (which I hope is a very very long time). God bless you Caidens Hope!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope does a great job helping families in difficult situations.
Glad they are around.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These people are the most caring folks that would do whatever it takes, roll up their sleeves, and put on a smile to make a difference to a parent in need. They have participated in so many grassroots fundraisers, festivals, and outreach events just to let others know who they are and spread awareness in the community. God Bless Caiden's Hope!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Almost every day Caiden's Hope hears of another young family needing help so they can personally care for their precious premature infant hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

It's wonderful how our supporters nationwide dig deep into their pockets to help families they don't know.

One out of every eight babies born in the USA is born premature and their parents need our assistance. Thanks to our supporters we are able t provide them a brief respite from the stress they are under.

Lesa5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Management of this organization is top notch! They go above and beyond to find ways to raise funds to be able to assist those in need. I must admit I had never really thought about all the hardships faced by families of Premies, this organization is raising community awareness of those hardships.

1 Pat_66

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing, dedicated organization and I am happy to be such a small part; so many families that I am both directly and indirectly involved with are so blessed and helped by the care an financial assistance from this wonderful organization. Hope everyone that sees or hears about this great work gets involved to keep making a difference in not only children's lives but their families as well. May God continue to bless and provide resources.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am Caiden's paternal grandmother. Through the help of family and friends, Caiden's mother, Jennifer, was able to stay near him throughout the two months that he was hospitalized away from home. The expense for food and lodging was exorbitant. Jennifer, her family, and friends of her family recognized the need for financial help for the families of infants in an NICU away from their homes. To address this need, they founded Caiden's Hope to help other families who found themselves in similar circumstances. The bond that developed between Jennifer and Caiden as a result of her being able to spend time with him daily during the months when he was at UCLA has contributed exponentially to his mental, physical, and social-emotional well-being. Caiden's Hope strives to assist other families who find themselves with their child hospitalized away from home. It's mission is to afford these families the same opportunity that Jennifer and Caiden had to bond and grow together throughout his hospital stay. God bless Caiden's Hope and its founders for seeing a void and filling it.u

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son was born going into the seventh month and was put in the nicu, with so much expenses it was so hard on us having to travel all the way up to the hospital. Once the social worker told us about caidens hope we really felt a wieght off our shoulders. They are such an amazing organization and i couldnt be anymore greatful!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When Caiden was born with unexpected medical problems, instead of turning inward, looking for others to serve their needs, this family turned outward to create Caiden's Hope. Those involved gain great pleasure in the ability to reach out to hurting families and relieve a part of the burden. This world needs the compassion of Caiden's Hope.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope is a terrific organization. I have watched the founders and many volunteers give so much of their time and money to make it successful, and all of it has been done without expectations. It is people like this that make our world a better place for all....especially the babies!

3 Katielovekatielovesgod

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have been a friend of Caiden's Hope since the start. I am so thank ful for Caiden's Hope and how they reach out to the hurting parents of very sick Babies in the NICU. They provide help to these stressed parents by providing them with the finances to stay close by the hospital so they can be with their sick babies.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope is one of the most precious non profit organazations I know that reaches out to many families during their difficult times with help and encouragement. Caiden is just a precious boy and very couragous. He is my hero. This organization gets a 5 star rating for giving back to the community of hurting parents. It is my prayer and hope that Caiden's Hope will receive many donations to continue to help many hurting babies and their family. I know of no other organization that does such good.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing organization. I've been to a few fundraisers here in the Ventura area and they are also so cheerful and helpful. I've seen their namesake, Caiden, make great strides in his development and that's thanks to his family being able to be near him throughout all the stages of his medical progress. Keep up the good work.

3 Beth122

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope is a wonderful program that helps families stay near their children and loved ones while they go through hospitalization. The cost for families to be close can be exorbitant and prevent parents from connecting daily with their children during an already difficult situation. By helping Caiden's Hope, you are ministering the opportunity for emotional and financial support to families otherwise unable to respond adequately to a challenging time in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones.

3 Bonnie71

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an AWESOME CHARITY, not only to help children, but the parents as well. They give gas cards, hotel capabilities for parents to be able to stay with their child. Caiden's Hope has traveled all over to help get the word out on their organization, just for the sake of HELPING THOSE TRULY IN NEED. GOD BLESS THEM FOR C A R I N G.
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4 Kara18

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, River, was born a micro preemie back in 2012. While blessed, we faced a hard road ahead with his early birth and the health challenges that come with it. Out of the blue, Caiden's Hope sent us a check that came at just the right time. We lived 50 miles away from the NICU and it was amazing to not have to worry about our stay at the Ronald McDonald House or gas to and from. They assisted us a few times and now that our son is thriving and healthy, we feel it is our duty to give back, it is an honor to support the mission of Caiden's Hope and the blessed work they do. Wonderful, true charity.

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3 Linda296

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is out of the kindness of the hearts of others that Caiden's Hope is here to help families with babies in NN ICU.