Cool Kids Learning CenterThe Cool Kids Learning Center is designed to address the academic, social and emotional issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis. With the launch of the program in Fall 2011, we offer individualized tutoring, group activities, and preschool “Mommy and Me” for oncology patients – all at no cost to the family. This facility is designed for kids with cancer to have a place where they feel they fit in, alongside of peers with similar experiences, as they attempt to continue a normal childhood. If you’d like to volunteer, the Learning Center is a terrific way to become involved with Cool Kids Campaign, even for a few hours a month. We also ask for donations of supplies and other items, so be sure to read our Wish List!
Cool Kids Care PackagesOne of our original programs since Cool Kids was established in 2006, hundreds of care packages have been distributed throughout the U.S. to children with cancer. From our inventory closet, volunteers select care package items that reflect a child’s specific interests, then assemble and mail their special package to his/her home as a surprise. Please contact us if you are interested in donating toys, gift cards, shipping supplies, or other items related to this program.
Cool Kids Connection
Our quarterly newspaper, Cool Kids Connection, is all about our cool kids and their families. Stories are submitted by moms, dads, caregivers, and kids living with cancer, or having survived it. Families are also invited to submit poetry, illustrations, photos, jokes, and anything else that reflects who they are and how they feel about the experience. Connection is delivered to approximately 120 pediatric oncology hospitals across the country, plus some doctors’ offices. We do our best to include all appropriate submissions; items are edited for length and grammar. Email submissions for consideration to Managing Editor, Suzanne Molino Singleton, at email@example.com. Read previous issues here.
Adventures in BaltimoreThe Cool Kids Campaign looks for fun local activities to offer to our Cool Kid families. Could be tickets to an Orioles or Ravens game, or a concert or event at 1st Mariner Arena. The ultimate goal is to make our cool kids happy and to distract them from cancer for a little while.
Cancer Fears ME! merchandise
This trademarked slogan (special to our organization) was developed as an expression of what most cancer patients experience. Revenue from this line of merchandise helps to fund Cool Kids Campaign programs. Through our Designated Patient Fundraising program, patients are also able to utilize CANCER FEARS ME! merchandise as a fundraiser for themselves, awarding families 25% of sales which they can use to cover a portion of cancer-related expenses.