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Children's Burn Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Health, Specifically Named Diseases

Mission: To prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children; and to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially.

Results: Over 65,500 children benefited from Children's Burn Foundation programs in 204-15!

Target demographics: Children 0-18 years old

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 2,000 children who have suffered devistating burn injuries were helped by the Children's Burn Foundation last year alone. In addition, over 63,500 children participated in our burn prevention programs.

Geographic areas served: Southern California, nationally, internationally

Programs: Full Recovery Program - providing reconstructive surgery, pressure garments and facemasks, other medical assistance, psychosocial support through burn camps and support groups, and emergency family assistance. Prevention and education programs to help adults who care for children and children from kindergarten thru third grade. These programs provide information that can save lives.

Community Stories

78 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great work for burned survivors and their families!

Julie G. B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

“Giving New Hope” is more than a tagline for Children’s Burn Foundation – it is a promise that this organization achieves every single day. The dedicated Board, Council, staff, donors, volunteers, and supporters of this amazing organization are committed to the mission “to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically, and socially.” And the best measure of success is reflected in the smiles of all the children touched by CBF and their promise of “Giving New Hope.”

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Children's Burn Foundation does wonderful work for children and families in need!

ktoppino

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Children's Burn Foundation is a wonderful organization that helps kids wherever they live through the painful and difficult healing process of burn injuries. It is an honor to be part of this organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Mission driven to prevent child burn injuries and to heal child burn survivors. CBF provides acute and long term medical and psycho-social help so that child burn survivors can each their full potential.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Continuing its mission to heal children burned, no matter where, no matter how, Children's Burn Foundation is making a significant and helpful difference in the lives of child burn survivors and their families.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity provides top notch care for child burn survivors and support for their families as well. Every child has a chance at New Hope for their future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CBF works side by side with a council of 78 members who help fund and fun raise, always with the mission to help child burn survivors in need. The council pools resources with the Foundation to put on a successful gala event and holiday party for the children. The three camps put on each summer season provide much needed social interaction for our burn survivors. They enjoy the experience so much that most return each summer.

ykazerskaya

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So wonderful what the foundation does for child burn survivors and their families. The only foundation that supports child burn survivors from 0-18 years old.Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The children's burn foundation is absolutely amazing ! I volunteered during Camp Gung-Ho this past summer and the happiness they are bringing to these children is absolutely amazing. When the child burn survivors come to camp they can just be themselves around other children who can relate to them. They had so much fun during surf camp. Most of the children were afraid to get into the water but by the end of the day they were standing on the surf boards riding into the beach.Just absolutely incredible!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An incredible organization with an important mission to help child burn survivors throughout their healing process who have suffered devastating burns . CBF provides burn prevention education to more than 63,000 children and adults in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization has hundreds of committed board members and volunteers that make this organization one of the top non-profits. I am honored to be part of this organization.The work we do affects children locally, nationally and globally.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Children's Burn Foundation is an amazing organization that assists child burn survivors who have suffered devastating burns - locally, nationally and around the world - and provides burn prevention education to more than 75,000 children and adults in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization has hundreds of committed board members and volunteers that make this organization one of the top non-profits. I am honored to be part of this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Children's Burn Foundation is there for entire family, whether providing medical support or family assistance, they recognize that the entire family is affected by burns. Psycho social services are provided not only for the burn survivor child, but for their siblings and parents. The burn world is a unique world, one that is not known like the cancer world, yet it impacts all members of the family. Without the Children's Burn Foundation, many families would have no where else to go.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Children's Burn Foundation does amazing work like no other organization in their field. They provide Full Recovery services to the child burn survivors, as well as, support financial and psychological support for their families. They are a small organization with an enormous impact!

2 Kristen O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was badly burned two years and eight months ago. My son was flown to USC to be treated. We were there for six weeks. A couple of days after sleeping in the waiting while my son was in ICU Carol from the Children's Burn Foundation called me and told me that they knew I financially needed help and that whatever my insurance wouldn't pay they would. I was shocked and relieved. Days later Tanya from the Children's Burn Foundation called me and said she was sending someone over to give me gift certificates for places to eat, seeing I was eating whatever was at the hospital which wasn't much. She also said they were going to pay my rent for several months so that I would have that burden taken off of me. When my son and I came home, the Children's Burn Foundation said they would pay for my sons therapy and surgeries. My son has had to have many procedures and surgeries and they were all paid for by the Children's Burn Foundation. My son has been so lucky to have the number one burn doctor in the world Dr. Peter Grossman do his surgeries and procedures. Because of the help and kindness of the Children's Burn Foundation and their staff my son is now back in school, playing football and living his life. I am so grateful for everything this foundation has done for us. My son also goes to the teen support group. A very safe and caring support group with great leaders. This group has help him bond with other burn survivors.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization gives hope and healing to the most downtrodden.... those with debilitating burns, with emotional scars, too.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at The L.A. Troupe have partnered with the Children's Burn Foundation since 2001, taking fire and burn safety messages to children in at risk communities throughout southern California. It has been such a pleasure to work with everyone at the Foundation; their primary concern is reaching as many children as possible with prevention and life saving messages. In the past 16 years the program has reached nearly 800,000 pre-k through third grade students! In the words of a teacher from a school in Los Angeles: "I am a teacher at Manchester Avenue elementary. For the last couple of years, your fire prevention team has come out to our school to do a fire prevention assembly. Each time, they are the children's favorite assembly, and mine as well... They get the message across in such a warm hearted, delightful way...what an outstanding presentation you bring. Thank you, thank you!".

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I once volunteered at the summer camp program that the Children's Burn Foundation puts on every summer for the dozens of kids they help and their families that they support. Watching this pseudo family was a truly incredible and inspiring thing to see. One of the best moments of the entire weekend was when I was walking down a path to the children's kickball game, when I passed a young boy from a very small village in Africa (he had never heard of pizza or burgers before CBF brought him to LA for surgeries!) His burns are so severe that, at age 16, he only has one eye, no hair, and only one working arm, which also only has two fingers. He was walking away from the lake with a fishing pole held awkwardly leaning on his shoulder (the only way I think he's able to hold anything.) As I walked passed him, I asked if he was having a good day. In his broken English, thick accent, and high pitched voice, he responded with the biggest smile his face could muster, and said, "I'm so happy. This is the best day of my life."

Board Member

Rating: 5

I believe in the Children's Burn Foundation mission in helping young children severely burned without the financial means to receive the surgeries needed in order to live a productive life.
I have seen children with their mouths fused to their necks without the possibility of eating, speaking, children with limbs so tragically burned they cannot walk or eat, eye's and noses missing to mention just a few. I am horrified at the thought they can have lived this way for years.

My family and friends have been donating to CBF for over 10 years and will continue to contribute.

Lourdes H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CBF goes beyond expectations in meeting the child's needs when it comes to burn treatment. From support groups to paying for medical procedures and adding their love and personal touch to each family, what they do for us (families with burned children) is priceless. God Bless them! When burned children have CBF on their side on their recovery journey they are thriving!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Children Burn Foundation is bringing help and healing to burn victims all around the globe! Thank you for doing such an amazing job and making a difference.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Children's Burn Foundation is consistently at the highest level of support and caring for young burn victims and their families. From the staff to the volunteers to the Board of Directors, this non-profit is extremely well-run, organized, and effective in getting funds directly to where needed most.

Beth155

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only does the Children's Burn Foundation take care of all emergency and non-emergency medical care for its survivors, but the psychological, educational and cultural needs as well. In addition to the excellent and comprehensive care the foundation offers, their outreach to the community educating children and adults alike is unparalleled. The global training programs they provide to other doctors is unique and substantial. All programming under the helm of Executive Director Carol Horvitz has been executed under the highest of standards and with extraordinary enthusiasm. Bravo!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Children's Burn Foundation is an extraordinary nonprofit. In addition to providing urgent care for child burn survivors, CBF takes the next step by treating all of the medical, social and cosmetic needs of the patient from the onset of injury through young adulthood. Based in Los Angeles, this outstanding foundation serves communities locally and globally with both medical intervention as well as educational training for students and medical professionals. CBF deserves careful consideration should be applauded for its exceptional attention to caring service.