We’ve had the opportunity to see some of the programs CBF administers for child burn survivors and the crucial support it has provided in its countless cases. CBF helps burn survivors transform injuries and experiences that might otherwise be devastating into bases for empowerment. Burn survivors with the support of CBF live inspiring stories of strength and perseverance. A great organization!
I had the pleasure of volunteering for this amazing group over the summer. What a fantastic organization that truly puts the needs of the children they serve at the top. The summer camps they provided helped the kids meet and create lasting friendships with other survivors. What a great organization! Glad I was able to volunteer and can't wait to do it again.
The Children's Burn Foundation provides critical support to children with burn injuries and their families...worldwide! As the parent, the CBF has provided support for our daughter and our family through events and camps that allow our daughter to be with other children with burn injuries and be part of a community of burn survivors. Thank you to the CBF team and all they do for children and families!
The Children's Burn Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides services and support to children and their families when the unthinkable happens. Their programs enable children, teenagers and young adults along with their families to move forward in their journey as burn survivors. The Foundation provides reconstructive treatment, family assistance, survivor and family camps, counseling, a teen support program, and prevention and education programs that reach families around the world!!
My Family volunteered at the holiday party that was held for over 500 families.
We staffed the game booths and face painted. The survivors were so vibrant and thrilled to be attend all the festivities. The foundation provided lunch, snacks, carnival games, photos with firetrucks, and lots of toys. The smiles that we received by helping that day are still with us and I thank Children's Burn Foundation for all they did that day for bringing the southern California burn survivor community together. Lots of happy kids!
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.
Children’s Burn Foundation (CBF) is an AMAZING organization that strives to nurture, encourage, and support children and their families through USE OF medical assistance, psychosocial support and emergency family assistance. CBF takes pride in educating the community on preventative methods as well as the need to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially. Children’s Burn Foundation is truly saving lives.
So thrilled to be a part of this organization!
“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.”
I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This organization gives hope and healing to the most downtrodden.... those with debilitating burns, with emotional scars, too.
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!".
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."
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
I am proud to be a member of this foundation. The Children's Burn Foundation offers everything: Medical Care & Support for Physical Recovery, Family Emergency Assistance, Camps & Retreats for Child Burn Survivors and Families and Teen, Child & Family Support Groups. They do it all! And the very best.
I have worked in the Non Profit industry for many years, and I am impressed with the work that the Children's Burn Foundation has done. They are very efficient and effective at what they do, and they have earned respect from the burn community both domestically and internationally.
For a small staff, the company has exceptional reach into various communities and has occupied a unique position in that they assist burn survivors with a full-scope recovery all the way to 18 years of age.
Unfortunately, there are no shortage of burn survivors, and if you are looking to give, this is a great entity to support.
I have been involved with the Children's Burn Foundation for over 13 years. As a burn survivor, I wanted to get involved with a group that lens assistance to children who have been burned. There is not another charity in USA that offers all of the services that the Children's Burn Foundation currently offers. I am proud to be involved with this group.
A group of dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond to help burn victims. They have improved the lives of so many burn survivors and have given then new hope.
The generosity of our donors has enabled the Children's Burn Foundation (CBF) to care for severely burned children from across the world. CBF's structure and protocols allow for exceptionally fast response to requests to arrange treatment and provide funding for that treatment. This response time has contributed to our saving several lives. As an example ,we recently medevaced a severely burned young Ukrainian girl to the U.S. for lifesaving treatment unavailable to her in the Ukraine.
I sit on the boards of five nonprofits all of which provide substantively important services to society, but none deal with the literal life and death decisions which Children's Burn Foundation faces daily. Reviewing the files and viewing the photos of a severely burned child is extraordinarily diffficult and uncomfortable but the consequence of our denying to provide support to any one of the children brought to us is dreadful.
Yet, because of the creativity, knowledge and commitment of Staff, the Auxiliary and the Board, the word "no" has been excised from our vocabulary. While our fiduciary responsibility requires us to discuss the pros and cons of providing the requested care, the essential part of our conversation is always focused on finding the most efficient way to pay for it so that we preserve as much as possible for the next burned child. CBF's creative responses to its challenges have enabled it to care for children from around the world.
A burn injury is one of the most devastating injuries that a person can endure. Its impact does not spare any aspect of a person's health - physically, emotionally and psychologically. The scars, both internal and external are lifelong. As a survivor of a burn injury as a child, I have a unique perspective as a board member of this tremendous organization. Not only do children endure excruciatingly painful and prolonged medical treatment for burn injuries, they also endure lifelong emotional and psychological challenges as a result of their visible scarring. The Children's Burn Foundation not only provides necessary and lifesaving, first class medical care, they also provide support for the families of these children. The Children's Burn Foundation is proud of its commitment to "full recovery" of these children which includes ongoing medical care, psycho-social support and family assistance. The Children's Burn Foundation doesn't stop there, we are also committed to burn prevention and education in the hopes that we can prevent these devastating injuries from occurring in the first place. I am so proud to be a part of this organization that is so committed to making a difference in the lives of so many people devastated by a burn injury.
Carol Horvitz, along with her dedicated colleagues at the Children’s Burn Foundation continue to give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically, and socially.
The steadfast effort to reach out to individuals, corporations, and the community, providing education and prevention programs, shows an exemplary commitment to the children and their families.
Each of us, most likely, have been touched by a family that has experienced the horrific effects that these children have to face. My loyalty and ongoing support as a Board Member of the Children’s Burn Foundation are unwavering. Keep up the outstanding work!
Michael C. Palmer
I am very proud to be a board member of the Council of the Children's Burn Foundation and volunteer my time to help with the important task of assisting child burn survivors. I joined the organization over 10 years ago, and I have made this cause the one I work hardest for. The Children's Burn Foundation staff and corps of volunteers is dedicated to providing medical, emotional and social support to these children and their families - locally, nationally and internationally. It is extremely rewarding to see the children and their families at events the foundation hosts (camps, holiday parties) and see how they have benefitted from the wonderful support that they have received from the CBF.
Donating to this cause means your money will be used judiciously and wisely to improve the quality of life of children who have suffered so unfairly from burn injuries.
I am proud to be a member of the Council of the Children's Burn Foundation and volunteer my time to help with the important task of assisting child burn survivors. The Children's Burn Foundation staff and corps of volunteers is dedicated to providing medical, emotional and social support to these children and their families - locally, nationally and internationally. It is extremely rewarding to see the children and their families and how they have benefitted from the wonderful support that they have received from the CBF.
Children's Burn Foundation is the ONLY organization that focuses on the full recovery of child burn survivors. Without this organization, children and families would have no where else to turn to get the kind of help they need. It is also very clear that the small team of staff is a mighty force, truly dedicated to providing each individual with the best care possible.
I have enjoyed volunteering with Children's Burn Foundation at their Giving New Hope gala. The staff is professional and their donors are dedicated to full recovery for affected children and their families. Each year, this small group of committed staff organize and are successful in carrying out support groups, summer camps, and medical services that change lives for the better. I believe my time and money are well invested with Children's Burn Foundation.
The work of the dedicated staff and volunteers of The Children's Burn Foundation is excellent. Their support for children and their families through counseling, support group services, medical assistance, and engagement touches each person individually. It can be difficult, but rewarding work and those I have had contact with are some of the most hard-working and caring people I know.
An amazing foundation that I have been so blessed to be a part of! Extremely well organized and the monies that they earn go directly towards young burn patient's care- You actually get to see your donations hard at work. I highly recommend attending their Annual Gala - you won't be disappointed! One of the BEST live auctions in Beverly Hills! I love the Children's Burn Foundation. Keep up the Good Work!!
I have been involved with the Foundation for over 10 years and can't help but be amazed at the change the foundation brings in children before and after their treatments. How grateful their families are for the foundations support and how much it has meant in my life.
Children's Burn Foundation is an incredible gem and world leader of innovative healing for these special kiddos. The world is better because we have caring leaders like them!
The Children’s Burn Foundation provides support services for child burn survivors and their families, as well as burn prevention and fire safety education to thousands of children. They CBF's concern is for the Full Recovery of a child burn survivor: physical, psychological, emotional, and social. This organization attracts the efforts and expertise of not only a tireless group of volunteers who actively fundraise, but a support staff of caring and very special women and men who make arrangements for care and provide support to child burn victims and their families from around the world.
What an awesome non-profit foundation! No one knows what the pain and life long scars of a burn survivor feels like, until you know of someone who has gone through it. Makes me so happy to see that there are gifted, giving, and dedicated organizations who help others recover from such an aweful experience. God bless you guys for everything that you do!
Children's Burn Foundation not only supports treatment for burn survivors, but does major outreach to teach safety to our youth. The Foundation provides a vital service to our community, as well as address a world wide need to change the lives of victims of accidents or violence.
Children Burn Foundation is an icredible non profit organization that helps burned kids (and their families in need at a time of crisis) locally and internationally . The amazing role of the brilliant surgeons, the nurturing role of the nurses and staff; as well as, the active role af each and every single Board and Council members goes beyond ones expectation. Children all around the world receive treatments physically, psychologically, and emotionally. They are able to grow into an adult not as a burn victim but certainly as a survivor. One could not be more proud to help and support such agreat organization.
I have been able to see the journey of some of the children that are helped by the Children's Burn Foundation.
It truly is a wonderful organization with people who have a heart of service to help children around the world and the United States receive treatment and regain the hope for a better tomorrow.
The impact that the Children's Burn Foundation has on families is tremendous. Through their support groups, camps and programs, they help so many people for a better tomorrow.
Although my interactions with the organization are few, they have created a big impact in my perception of what a non-profit is meant to do/be.
This small but mighty team reaches out to communities and countries, overcoming any boundaries to bring the best care for the children.
Thank you to all the people who dedicate their time and work to bringing these children a chance to smile again.
May you truly be blessed in all you do.
I found the staff at the Children's Burn Foundation to be warm and inviting and dedicated to the people that they serve. Their attention for detail and caring is what makes Children's Burn Foundation great! I found the Children's Burn Foundation to focus on two major areas: Full Recovery and Prevention, both vitally important in our every day lives, as well as the outreach program K-3 in the LA Unified School District, serving over 65,000 children annually and helping to prevent burns and fires. The new Safety Smart Babies program is so important to help educate new and expecting parents on preventing accidental burns in the home.
Children's Burn Foundation is a wonderful organization that has healed and given new hope to children in need since 1985. Children's Burn Foundation goes above and beyond in providing not only medical care, such as reconstructive surgery and physical therapy, but it supports emotional and family healing as well. I could not be more honored to do my part in such an active, helpful, and generous foundation.
The Children's Burn Foundation excels in healing, educating and inspiring countless lives. The dedication of all the medical professionals, volunteers and office members is exceptionally honorable.
a truly remarkable organization dedicated to helping children who are burn victims from all over the world. helping children and their families in time of tremendous need with great care and compassion. bravo for all they do. they are my heros.
As a former employee I was able to see firsthand the magic that this foundation can provide for child burn survivors and their families in their greatest time of need. CBF gets an A+ in my book for support of child burn survivors.
only 75 members have raised millions to help children that have received burns, but more important through educational programs both for Doctors, caregivers, schools and parents they have saved children from these horrible burns.
I have been on the Board of this charity for approximately 16 years and continue to be amazed at the efforts of our Board and Council to achieve the best result for the many children we have helped through the years. Burns unlike many injuries often require many surgeries and special care for extended periods of time.
The work done by the Children's Burn Foundation is truly commendable. Their dedication towards the burned children and their families is remarkable. It is my honor to be part of this group of dedicated volunteers and staff.
The Childrens Burn Foundation is near and dear to my heart. I have been involved with this organization for about 8 years now and am still just as passionate. This organization changes lives on a daily basis. Not only do they heal children severely burned with their Full Recovery program but they teach burn prevention and education. The work that is done by this small but mighty staff and all their volunteers is inspiring and will touch your heart.
The Children's Burn Foundation is a wonderful organization. It helps and supports children in need after being burned. It is incredible to see the process of how a child in need is able to transform and become a confident and happy child after the incredible work from the doctors, nurses, therapists, and from The Children's Burn Foundation. I am so happy and thankful to be a part of this organization.
The Children's Burn Foundation is a wonderful organization. It helps and supports children in need after being badly burned. It is amazing to see the process of how a child in need is able to become a strong and happy child after the incredible work from the doctors, nurses, and from The Children's Burn Foundation. I am so happy to be a part of this organization.
Children's Burn Foundation does an amazing job transforming children's lives. I have seen children that came to them and could not walk and leave riding a bike. There services are incredible with not only their full recovery program but they also help to educate 53,000 children a year about burn prevention.
I have been involved with Children's Burn Foundation for close to 8 years. The Foundation has a small but, powerful staff willing to go beyond their jobs to do whatever it takes to help child burn survivors thrive after a devastating burn injury. Burn injuries are the most painful; physically and emotionally, injury anyone can have. The Foundation also provides Prevention and Education programs that lessen the number of children affected by these devastating burns to children. The Foundation has a very wide and long reach, not only in the United States but, many other countries around the world. What a great organization that can do so much with so little.
Money is one thing, but A SMILE is something else all together. That's what the Children's Burn Foundation is all about. Putting smiles on faces, and hopes in hearts. I have been involved as a board member and watched case after case over the years. Children with no hope of a normal life are given a second chance. There can be no price tag on that. Whatever it takes, whatever it costs -- that's the mission of the CBF. But, wait, there's more… Helping victims is only part of it. Prevention remains a key component of our mission. Educating and preventing, and reaching out into a diverse community to keep the burn from happening in the first place. Lives preserved. Lives saved. What a magnificent job our Executive Director and her staff do. They are tireless and devoted. Devoting our time and treasures to this organization is truly something we are all very proud of. May it live on forever.
I have been on the Board of the Children's Burn Foundation [CBF] for several years. I am burn survivor myself and was a patient of the late Richard Grossman, MD, the founder of CBF. I have volunteered my time with several organizations dedicated to assisting burn survivors and their families, however the work of CBF is unique and unparalleled. CBF is the only organization that actually provides medical treatment for children who suffer burn injuries. All of the programs and services provided by CBF are first rate and managed by an amazing staff, supported by an incredibly dedicated Board of Directors and made possible by the hard work and passion of an amazing group of women who make up the Council. CBF provides assistance to burn survivors and their families both nationally and internationally. As a burn survivor since childhood I know, firsthand, that the work of the Children's Burn Foundation is truly important, meaningful and life changing for the thousands of children and their family members who avail themselves of the programs and services offered by CBF.
I volunteer (and donate!) to this amazing organization. As a volunteer, I assisted with the camp for the burn survivors two days ago. When you know what these kids have gone through, it feels great to volunteer for an organization that has completely changed the lives of some of these burn survivors. Even those that have "minimal" burns are affected. And the camp gives these kids a chance to be themselves around other burn survivors.
God bless those that have helped this organization achieve their goals.
unlike other wonderful organizations I can see the children's recovery both physical and mental when I go to the summer camps, holiday events and watch the online communication from the Foundation office. I know where my money is going and the overhead is low, the children are the ones that benefit not fancy headquarters and more staff than essential. I also like the work done to prevent burns from occurring in the first place and the continuing follow up as they become teens and young adults.
I have been in the not for profit world for many years. I am very committed to not replicating services for people in need, as there is so much need. The Children's Burn Foundation's programs are vital to the health and well being of child burn survivors. There is no other foundation that will pay for surgery, rehabilitation and the psychological " Full Recovery" of child burn survivors from the injury to 18 years old. In addition, the Foundation provides state of the art burn prevention programs for children most at risk for burn injuries. Partnering with excellent doctors, nurses and heath care professionals at burn centers locally, nationally and internationally, the Children's Burn Foundation is a superb organization.
Children's Burn Foundation is an important and effective organization that greatly helps many children with a lot of need. They both both American and International children to get through burn treatment and recovery so that children's lives needn't be forever damaged by tragic burns.
This organization is truly amazing, helping children in need locally, nationally and around the world with recovery from devastating burns. The Children's Burn Foundation helps children change their lives, from being a burn victim to becoming a burn survivor.
Children's Burn Foundation is an incredible organization. Not only do they help provide medical treatment, they also help the kids "just be kids" with camps and holiday parties. There's so much more to the healing process that just the physical issues. Bravo! Keep up the good work!
I have been donating to the organization for over seven years and it is amazing how much the organization has grown over those years and the number of children they help. They have even expanded to helping children who are childhood burn survivors not only in the United States but now from other parts of the world. I am so grateful that I can help to be a part of changing a child’s life forever through my support and their great work!
I volunteer and support several organizations across the country and have found the Children’s Burn Foundation so rewarding. It is incredible how they are able to change the lives of children who have been so severely burned. One boy had to crawl to get around and with their support he is running around kicking a soccer ball. Their educational programs are delivered in a fun manner easy for young children to understand fire prevention and what to do in case of a fire. I thank them for all their great work!