How To Get Involved

Individuals, families, businesses and organizations involved with Kids With Courage share their big hearts, their dollars, their valuable time, their essential skills and their helpful connections. Our volunteers are important assets who are essential for fulfilling our mission. Our supporters and volunteers care deeply about our incredibly brave children and young people and can proudly say that they have a unique opportunity to make a positive and direct impact in their lives.

Choose from the many opportunities

Individuals and Families:

  • Join us at one of our fundraising events
  • Make a direct contribution. Don’t forget to see if your employer does matching gifts.  This could double your contribution.
  • Make a contribution in honor of your Courage Champion or someone you know battling Type 1 diabetes.
  • Plan your own fundraiser
  • Donate items we need to fill our Brave Boxes
  • Volunteer your time
  • Shop at our Courage Shop

Businesses and Organizations:

Giving Opportunities

  • Donate. Monetary gifts can be made here, safely online, by Phone or Mail using the Donation Form downloaded from this website.
  • Special Occasions. A perfect way to honor special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays or promotions. Provide your special person with a beautiful gift – the knowledge that someone’s life has been enriched by a donation made in their honor. A card and certificate honoring your recipient, donated by you, from Kids With Courage will be sent.
  • Memorial Donation. A gift of honor. What would be better at this difficult time. A card and certificate honoring your recipient, donated by you, will be sent from Kids With Courage.
  • Monthly Donation. Join our exclusive, “Friends of Courage” Club. You will have great satisfaction knowing you are making a difference every month. You are among our most faithful, loyal, and compassionate friends. You will be kept informed about all the exciting news about Kids With Courage.
  • Workplace Giving. Matching Gifts. Will your company match your gift? Some companies match their employees’ donations dollar-for-dollar, helping the Foundation to accomplish even more with your generous donations.

Volunteer Positions

We’re always needing enthusiastic, new people to help us accomplish our goals. If you are interested in volunteering for Kids With Courage, please read the opportunities listed below; then contact us  and let us know which opportunity you are interested in.

Hold a ‘Care Card’ Party  

Kids of all ages battling Type 1 diabetes need encouragement. For additional support, included in every Brave Box to newly diagnosed patients, we include notes and cards of concern. (Feel Better, Thinking of You, etc). Caring, meaningful cards and notes can be made by individuals, families, various groups–corporate, civic, school, faith based, etc. Taking action in this simple and low cost way can have a huge impact directly in the lives of children and families at an incredibly dark and difficult time.

Plan An Event Or Host Your Own Fundraiser

You may not realize this, but volunteering your time to help us puts you in an elite group of remarkable people. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only about 28.8% of the population, age 16 or over, volunteers any of their time to helping others. Our hosts are extra special heroes to us, and we call them “Hosts With Heart” because they realize our foundation has limited human resources, and requires donations to exist and fulfill its mission.

Children's Fundraisers. Kids For Courage.

Be a Kids For Courage volunteer. It allows children and young people to be involved in helping other children and they learn about giving back.   Having your child experience first hand doing for the benefit of others is fun for kids and parents enjoy a wonderful side effect of instilling a sense of giving. They do it all – organize, raise funds and manage their program with support from parent or teacher advisors. This hands on experience allows them to see first hand how they can impact the lives of others. An opportunity to have lots of fun, and enhance their own personal character development.  As a Kid For Courage volunteer, you can partner with Kids With Courage and coordinate a fund-raiser at your school, church or within your group.

Named Scholarship Opportunities

Major donors are those who contribute profound gifts that have a magnitude of impact in the lives of our children and young people. Major donors realize that the future of our communities, and our country, lies in the hands of our children, America’s valuable treasures and most important assets, and all children should have the chance to grow up as healthy, productive and caring people. They have the desire and means to share their gift of wealth.

The Kids With Courage Foundation honors major donors with a legacy of a Named Scholarship. It is up to each donor to decide how they want to help the Kids With Courage Foundation accomplish its mission. Whichever type of donation you choose, you are bringing encouragement, hope, strength and joy into the lives of courageous children. The foundation recognizes several levels of annual and lifetime giving to the Kids With Courage Foundation.

Care enough to change their world?

Only with your help can we come to the rescue of our children who need a special brand of courage as they battle Type 1 diabetes, every day for the rest of their lives.