BOUNCE BACK KITS ™
What are Bounce Back Kits™?
Bounce Back Kits™ are care packages sent to member families’ doorsteps to enhance coping when they are “locked in” at home. Acting as “Inspiration-in-a-Box”, Bounce Back Kits™ are both holiday and accomplishment themed and include fun activities for the entire family to do together.
How does the Bounce Back Kits™ program help?
Families with children battling chronic illness are often ‘locked-in’ at home (i.e.: before surgery, after treatment, during severe flare-ups, etc.) further disrupting their lives. Frustration, depression and anger can easily set in with all family members. These ‘boredom busters’ provide a valuable sense of relief as well as real togetherness at those times when it’s extra difficult to bounce back from yet another setback.
Who can receive a Bounce Back Kit™?
All Bounce families are automatically enrolled in the Bounce Back Kit™ program and are eligible to participate in the next round of Bounce Back Kits™.
When do families receive a Bounce Back Kit™?
When families join the Bounce community, they receive their first Bounce Back Kit™ as a welcome to Bounce. They will also receive holiday themed Bounce Back Kits™ throughout the year (i.e.: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July (Independence Day), Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and more).
Most importantly, Bounce families can always request a Bounce Back Kit™ to provide moments of joy when they need it most: perhaps to celebrate a Bounce child’s discharge from the hospital or successful completion of a round of therapy/treatment; or to recognize important events and milestones for a healthy sibling; or to celebrate a family birthday or anniversary; or as a general ‘boredom buster’ when locked-in at home yet again.
What might be included in a Bounce Back Kit™?
Bounce Back Kits™ contain fun items for the entire family:
- Books & Magazines
- Board Games
- Arts & Crafts
- Gift Cards
- STEM Education Activities
- DVD’s & Movies
- Brain Teasers
- Healthy Snacks
- Something just for Mom & Dad
How much do Bounce families have to pay for a Bounce Back Kit™?
Absolutely nothing! All Bounce programs and services, including Bounce Back Kits™, are offered free of charge to members.
Can families request a Bounce Back Kit™?
Bounce Back Kits™ are periodically sent to Bounce kids and families. However, Bounce families can always request a Bounce Back Kit™ during times of specific need. If you are a family who would like to request a Bounce Back Kit™, please visit BounceNet™.
Who qualifies to be a Bounce family and can my family join?
Membership is available to all families with a child, under the age of 18, who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease and/or permanent injury, regardless of socioeconomic status. When a child is diagnosed, the entire family is diagnosed, so we welcome – and serve – the entire family. (NOTE: all family members must live in the same household.) To join, simply complete our application.
How can I support Bounce Back Kits™?
There are a number of ways you can support Bounce Back Kits™, including:
- You and/or your company can sponsor a round of Bounce Back Kits™.
- Your company and/or group can help pack a round of Bounce Back Kits™ – we’ll even bring everything to your office!
- You and/or your company can donate items to include in Bounce Back Kits™.
To learn about other ways to get involved with Bounce Children’s Foundation™, please click here.
I am/my company is interested in sponsoring a Bounce Back Kit™…
The cost to sponsor one Bounce Back Kit™ is $50. Your generous donation covers the entire cost of a Bounce Back Kit™ that is delivered directly to a member family’s doorstep.
My company and/or group is interested in packing Bounce Back Kits™…
Your company and/or group can help pack Bounce Back Kits™. Groups can donate three to four hours of time can help personally pack Bounce Back Kits™.
I am/my company is interested in donating items to include in Bounce Back Kits™…
We welcome any donations of:
Books & Magazines – Healthy Snacks – Board Games – DVD’s & Movies – Arts & Crafts – Decorations – Coupons – Gift Cards – Recipes – STEM Activities – Brain Teasers