Your Give Kids The World vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, there are a number of organizations that provide unique opportunities for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Camp Boggy Creek: Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was their dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance.
Camp Sunshine: Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child's illness.
Team IMPACT: Team IMPACT is a national non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children, and their families, between the ages of 5 and 16, affected by a life threatening or chronic illnesses. These children are drafted onto a college athletic team local to their home, and to the greatest extent possible become a member of the team. This program looks to increase a child's confidence, optimism and sense of belonging.
Free Year of Joy: Over the course of a year, kids fighting cancer and their family members receive fun does of hope, joy and love. Boosts include JoyJars, family fun packs and more!
Comfy Cozys for Chemo: Comfy Cozys for Chemo is an adaptive apparel line with zippers, buttons, snaps, pockets and openings to allow nurses to access the child's port while allowing them to remain covered. This organization also advocates for children undergoing chemotherapy—providing care gifts, comfort packs and "No More Chemo" Party Bags.
A Moment of Magic Foundation: With the help of college students, A Moment of Magic operates on the mission of restoring the magic of believing at a time when a child needs to "just-be-a-kid" by reminding them to be brave, strong and fearless.