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Causes: Camps, Cancer, Health, Human Services, Sports

Mission: Miracles for Kids' mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and to provide support to the families and other primary caregivers who care and provide for these children.

Results: Since 2002, Miracles for Kids has been a support system for families of children fighting over 100 different types of life-threatening illnesses throughout Southern California. Since 2006, the Grant Program has assisted nearly 700 families and granted over $1.4 million in financial assistance that went toward helping families afford housing (77%), utilities (10%), food (6%), gas/transportation (4%), car payment (3%), medical bills (2%) and phone bills (1%). In addition, each year, the Basket of Miracles Program makes over 700 deliveries of fresh food, household essentials and seasonal items to families' homes throughout Southern California.

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.

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.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Teri D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Miracles for Kids allowed my daughter and granddaughter seek the best possible cancer treatment available. We were out of options, financing, and insurance had stopped my granddaughter's active live saving critical treatment mid stream. Both sides of our family are long standing Orange County residents. Miracle Kids allow my daughter to chose the best possible care and be around family that could support them in other ways. Thanks for helping to save my granddaughter's life and to let my daughter sleep at night knowing she did not have to choose sub standard care. You are a Miracle.