“There’s no such thing as too much,”—that’s Maisy’s motto for fashion and philanthropy. At just 8-years-old, this pint-sized Champion for Children is using her creativity to raise some serious funds for our patients.
An exceptional artist, Shreya decided to use her passion for painting as a way to raise funds. She set up a fundraising page and asked her friends and family to donate and receive a Shreya-original painting. She raised an impressive $625, surpassing her initial goal of $500. In addition, she donated new clothes and toys.
To read more of Shreya's inspiring story, click here.
Kick Ups for Kids
"I was born at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in 2008 and love to juggle a soccer ball (kick ups). My goal last summer was to juggle a minimum of 50,000 times as a way to raise funds for the kids at the hospital. I ended up raising $5,250 for recreational therapy!"
Click here to see more of Gabriel's inspiring story.
Connor's Erg Challenge
Stanford Rowing is raising money for the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation for Brain Matters. Connor was determined to attend & row for one of these schools, until brain cancer robbed him of the opportunity to even try. All funds raised in his memory are donated to nuero-science research.
Brothers Jackson and Liam sure have a lot of heart! This year, they started a new family tradition of creating bags of craft supplies to donate to patients at our hospital to “make other kids happy.” Being heart patients themselves, they know how much a bag of fun activities can make your day when you’re in the hospital.
To read more of Jackson and Liam's inspiring story, click here.
Brayden and Kylie donate their birthdays
For the past four years, Brayden has donated his birthday to our hospital—quite impressive especially considering that is his whole life! Now, his little sister, Kylie, is following in his philanthropic footsteps, donating her first birthday as well.
To read more of Brayden and Kylie's inspiring story, click here.
Prathibha Arts Foundation Dance Recital
Prathibha Arts Foundation hosted “Inspiration,” a traditional Bharatanatyam dance recital benefiting cancer research at our hospital.
For Giselle’s 5th birthday, she decided she wanted to raise money for “medicine that doesn’t hurt” and donate her birthday gifts to her friends with cancer. As a patient herself, she knows how receiving a small gift toy in the hospital can brighten a child’s day.
To help give parents and patients a boost, Ember created Project Birthday Box, which delivers a celebration-in-a-box for families to enjoy. Thoughtfully enclosed in each kit, parents will find everything from birthday hats and glow sticks to themed plates and decorated signs.
To learn more about Project Birthday Box, click here.
Heroes 4 Kids
Officers from the City of Seaside Police Department are going above and beyond their pledge of “Honor, Pride and Commitment” to serve children and families in their community. They launched the Heroes 4 Kids program, a community-wide effort to help families from Seaside and the Monterey Peninsula area who are receiving care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Find the rest of Seaside Police Department's story here.
Crystal's Senior Project
As Community Service Project Leader of Fremont High school FBLA, Crystal collected activity items, organized a volunteering session with her classmates, and hosted a toy drive in her district.
"I have never felt so genuinely happy and being a part of such a wonderful project has truly inspired me to continue my efforts. I've always wanted to figure out a way to spread happiness and care toward hospitalized children, and am honored to have been given the opportunity to do so at Lucile Packard."
As a patient at our hospital, Parker knows the emotional healing that gifts of personal items, games, and more bring to kids in our care. In November, he asked friends and family to join him for a fundraiser golf tournament and dinner. Parker collected items from his Teen Wish List, as well as an inspiring $12,045 in donations on his Champions fundraising page to buy more teen-appropriate gifts for our patients!
"We watched her videos and found her joy and positive attitude inspiring. Makeup helped Talia to feel better about herself throughout her cancer treatment. We wanted to bring that joy to other girls diagnosed with cancer. In the fifth grade, we came up with the idea to create gift bags of beauty products for teen and pre-teen cancer patients, an age group that is often overlooked. We also raise money for gift cards for all patients, boys and girls."