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Melanie Conger, RN

Executive Director & Co-Founder

~  At many of our events and speaking engagements, I am often asked, "How do you find the time to volunteer with 5 children?"  My answer, "It's because I am a mother of 5 children that I volunteer.  I believe when children experience the value of "hands-on" volunteering at an early age they  realize that they are never too young to help make a positive difference in the lives of others.  Hopefully this rewarding experience will continue into their adult lives and they will always find the time to volunteer." 

~ Nurse Melanie

THANK YOU to all those who attended the bone marrow drive last Saturday for 2 year old Jacob Rickman from Columbia, SC .  We heard the event was a huge success with many in attendance.  Please keep Jacob, his family and all the other children in your prayers as they wait for a bone marrow match. If you have not been tested, please do so and take a friend to be tested too. The test is very simple and can save the lives of many. 

Check out www.news14charlotte.com for

the latest "KAPS FOR KOOL KIDS" fundraising news story!  J.M. Robinson Middle School students in Charlotte, NC  collected hats, toys and raised over $800.00 to help fill the treasure chests at their local children's hospitals.  Special thanks to Shelby Stout, mother of Hope Stout for greeting the students and encouraging all the students to continue to keep Hope's message alive ~ that anyone can help make a difference.  For more information about this amazing young lady and her family, please visit  Hope's website at www.marchforthwithhope.org

      Melanie Conger, RN, flew to Denver, CO for the dedication of the 7th treasure chest at the Denver Children's Hospital.  This special treasure chest was sponsored by the Interact Club at Ranum High School and dedicated in memory of the Columbine High School students and their teacher who lost their lives on April 20, 1999.  This special chest is located in a very busy emergency room and always welcomes new toys to help keep it filled.  Thank you!

Charlotte, NC ~ Brownie Troop makes beautiful blankets for kids in the  hospital.  more
Jessica Sink
18 years  
Jessica Sink  is a teen advisor for the "I'm a Kool Kid" Foundation. Jessica was diagnosed with spinal cancer in 1998 and with her cancer now in remission she is  starting college in Texas!.

           The "I'm A Kool Kid" Foundation is a           nationally recognized, 501- C (3) organization, registered through the state of SC. 


    Courtney Conger and Nicholas Whitesides delivered 

    toys to the pediatric unit at Piedmont Medical Center    

    in Rock Hill, SC.

    Mrs. Claus visiting patients and their families at the 

    Presbyterian Hospital Hemby Children's Unit in    

    Charlotte, NC. ~ Merry Christmas!

          ~  We celebrate Christmas All Year Long!


     Kevin Jones, Dollar Tree Store Manager in Tega

     Cay, SC and "Kool Kid" Teen advisor,  Meredith    

     Taylor are sitting in front of a huge  

     donation of toys before taking them to area

     hospitals.  Thank You Dollar Tree!


      The Treasure Chest

Under Construction, Suggested Items...
Lowes, TY Inc., Ben & Jerry's Ice cream...
Tega Cay Fall festival, Angel Tree...
Volunteers, Teen Advisors...
Help support our non-profit organization...
Pennies for Patients, Kaps for Kool Kids...


Girl Scout Group #408 visiting the NC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC


The Easter Bunny with Snow White visiting pediatric patients on the pediatric unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

      Volunteers of all ages are always welcome!


                 Meredith Taylor, Ashley Meffert, and Jessica Sink at the Tega Cay, South Carolina Fall Festival


IN THE NEWS ! ! ! Newsflash. . . .

Annual Kool Kid yard sale. Hosted by The Mom's Club of Lake Wylie, is set to be held November 6th, 8am-12:30pm at the Good Samaritan Methodist Church located at 5420 Crowders Cove Lane. Collecting donations now. Call (803) 802-5322.

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Getting ready for. . .                    "Camp Kool Kid!". . . . 

Please keep checking back for updates or watch your local newspaper for registration dates and times.  We are busy planning a "super kool" spring camp for ages 9 - 15! ! !  You will even get to meet our "Official Camp Greeter ~ Freckles The Llama!"


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Thank You Sponsors!



TY Inc. "Beanie Babies" 

MartinMedia Video Production 


(Click Sponsor Page Below)

TOY DELIVERY DRIVERS needed any time and any day.  Please contact our office if you are able to volunteer your time.  803-802-5322.  Thank you!     

Thank you to the "Power of Ten" Women from Fort Mill, SC!  T heir motto, "Where exponential kindness begins"

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What a wonderful day!  Thank you so much to all those who attended this very special dedication. 

          "Love is sharing your heart with a child."


                          THANK YOU Engineering & Operations Department at Duke University Medical Center for helping with the "Handprint Party" and for making a beautiful treasure chest for the pediatric patients to enjoy"

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Girl Scout Troop #408 from Chapel Hill, NC as they achieved the National Silver Award for Community Service by building, collecting toys and dedicating the 9th Treasure Chest to the North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.  Special thanks to their troop leader, Mrs. Emma McAdams for helping coordinate this youth service project.  Pictures will be posted very soon!





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