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Northwest Kidney Kids Inc

Northwest Kidney Kids Inc
CROWDRISE : Apr 11, 2017
Tax ID: 05-0632305
BASED: Portland, OR, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.nwkidneykids.org

Northwest Kidney Kids Inc

Empowering Kidney Kids

NW Kidney Kids mission is to offer hope and support to these children and their families. We provide prevention services, educational programs and group activities that empower Kidney Kids to take charge of their health, embrace their future, and achieve lifelong success.

Northwest Kidney Kids, Inc. was founded in 2006 to provide support and education to children with chronic kidney disease and their family members. NW Kidney Kids is in a unique position because we are the only organization with a focus on serving youth (birth -18) with chronic kidney disease and their families in the Northwest. Kidney disease is a lifelong disease. There is no cure. Children and their families need tools to manage this chronic condition.

There is a significant need for the support and education of youth with chronic kidney disease and their family members.  Families have limited resources and the opportunities for children and parents to meet others who are impacted by kidney disease.  It is common for parents with children who have kidney disease to be emotionally exhausted and feel isolated and overwhelmed.  These parents are very resilient though and become excellent resources for one another. However, they need an opportunity to meet each other to make connections and develop a network. 

Youth and Family Kidney Kids Camp is a no-cost camp for children with chronic kidney disease (either on dialysis or with a transplant) and their family members. The Kidney Camp experience provides a safe environment for children and families to gather for educational activities, parent enrichment, emotional support, camaraderie, and networking. Camp provides campers with valuable information that assists them in managing the challenges associated with kidney disease. They receive support from professionals who understand these challenges, and children, teens, and parents offer meaningful support to one another and develop friendships that extend beyond Camp. Kidney Camp encourages campers to see life beyond their disease while addressing the emotional issues associated with kidney disease and empowering Kidney Kids to achieve lifelong success.

Tax ID: 05-0632305 • www.nwkidneykids.org

Fundraisers

Team Kidney Kids

Team Kidney Kids

Amount Raised:

$5,545

Team Helen

Team Helen

Amount Raised:

$1,200

 

120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Events

Strut Your Kidney, a dash for NW Kidney Kids

Strut Your Kidney, a dash for NW Ki...

Amount:

$16,352

 

33% Raised of $50,000 Goal