Founded in 1994 by Anita and Sam Rozenel, the Kids Helping Hopkins program provides students of all ages the opportunity to learn the importance of helping others without personal gain while nurturing life-long values: compassion, respect, citizenship, leadership and philanthropy. Each year, the students, teachers and staff who participate in the program are encouraged to host their own fundraising events, held in the classroom or out in the community — from dances and toy drives to talent shows, games and contests — all benefiting the Child Life Department at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Funds raised by Kids Helping Hopkins has supported Music Therapy, Child Life Specialist positions not funded by insurance, and pressing needs of the Department-everything from light spinners to Medical Play equipment to toys for unit playrooms! To date, the program has raised close to $2 million to support Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and has provided hundreds of dollars worth of donated toys, craft kits, and other items to support the Child Life Department.
If you have questions or would like to be more involved with the Kids Helping Hopkins program, please contact Bethany Chance at email@example.com or 609-375-5403.