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A Moment of Magic

Operating with the mission of 
RESTORING THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING AT A TIME WHEN A CHILD NEEDS TO 'JUST-BE-A-KID' AND REMINDING THEM TO BE 
Brave, Strong, & Fearless.

A Moment of Magic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides medically vulnerable children with creative programming, outlets, and support to foster imagination, friendship, and hope through our college-student volunteers. 

 

We provide a variety of services to children with medical vulnerabilities, all at no cost. We focus on bringing creative play through arts, crafts, music, and literature to children in hospitals, their homes, or remotely via technology.

Every 60 seconds, a child requires medical care. A Moment of Magic operates on the mission of “restoring the magic” of childhood for these children. Our high-quality programming infuses arts, crafts, music, and literature to create moments of fun and play during otherwise scary and traumatic experiences for children that are hospitalized.

 

We are the original and largest organization of our kind with 29 chapters all over the United States and have activated more than 1,000 college student volunteers.

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brave like the kids. strong as a unit. fearless in ourselves.

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Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a serious medical illness.  It is A Moment of Magic's goal to ensure that no family has to go through that journey alone.

In In 2019, every eleven minutes, we were able to reach a child in need

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Together, we have reached more than 75,000 children since 2015. In 2019 alone, we were able to reach 45,000 children.

It is our 2020 goal to reach 50,000 children through our 20 chapters.

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When a child is hospitalized, treatments and diagnoses become top priority for parents and doctors. As a result, activities focused on increasing the child’s self-perception are often disregarded or considered of minor importance.

We believe that the value of these activities increases when a child is hospitalized, as self-image decisively contributes to emotional, mental well-being, self-confidence and self-esteem. Our programming values play, imagination, and creativity and smashes stereotypes on what a princess is and what makes someone beautiful.

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Our Programming

Our trained college-student volunteers provide high-quality creative programming to children in need. Our free, high-quality programming infuses arts, crafts, music, and literature to create moments of fun and play during otherwise scary and traumatic experiences.

We do this in a few ways:

 
  • Character Programming - Our trained college-student volunteers transform themselves into fairy-tale princesses, comic-book superheroes, film characters, and even into characters that have been crafted by the children themselves!
     
  • Athlete Programming - We partner with college and professional athletes to deliver magic to children in need.
     
  • Magic Maker Programming - Our Magic Makers (volunteers that do not wear costumes) bring magic, joy, and friendship directly to you by leading games, arts and crafts, and other various, engaging activities!

    Unfortunately, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, our in-person visits have been canceled out of an abundance of caution for those we serve. Instead, we have a variety of virtual programming, including one-on-one video calls, virtual programming live streams, and more!
    Click here to find out more.

Did You Know?

Every 60 seconds, a child requires medical care? A Moment of Magic aims to deliver magic to the children in need, all at no cost. We believe that the value of play increases when a child is facing a potentially traumatic experience, as self-image decisively contributes to emotional, mental well-being, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It is our goal to ensure that a child never has to go through their journey without A Moment of Magic.
 
This is only possible thanks to our superhero volunteers and to your donations.
Help us to continue the magic by volunteering and donating.

A Moment of Magic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are the original and largest
organization of our kind. We have 25 (and counting!) chapters throughout the country and have
more than 1,000 college student volunteers in our community.

Since 2014 our volunteers have provided programming to 85 hospitals, collaborated with 129
nonprofit organizations and restored the magic into the lives of over 100,000 children worldwide.

We couldn’t have done this without your support
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Together, you can help us make magic.

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We activate more than 1,100 student volunteers at 29 colleges and universities in hands-on, unique service work.

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We partner with more than 300 hospitals and nonprofit organizations from around the country to provide magic for free.

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Our impact has no limits. Currently, we have reached children in 49 states and six countries.

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We make every moment, and dollar, matter. For every $5 donated, we are able to reach a child with a serious illness.

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