Joe Joe Bear Foundation

Providing children with life threatening illnesses a teddy bears so they always have a friend nearby.


Caring Bridge

Personal, protected websites for patients and caregivers to stay connected.

Chai Lifeline

Chai Lifeline is an international non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the non-medical needs of seriously ill children, their families and communities. Their mission is to enhance lives through programs and services that offer friendship, good times, great memories, and social and emotional support. Texas is considered to be in the Southeast area.

Courageous Parent Network

A safe space for parents caring for seriously ill children. It has a blog, news, guides and testimonials.

Family Voices

Resources, tips, brochures and a newsletter that advocates children’s health care needs.

Famous Fone Friends

Comprised of volunteers connect seriously ill and hospitalized children with celebrities through phone calls and customized videos. Hospitals refer patients, indicating specific requests or interests, and FFF then coordinates the phone call from the requested celebrity list to the child.

Gracie’s Gowns

This group specializes in making a free hospital gown for specific children. Each gown is made from fabric that interests the child and we even go one step further and embroider their first name or nickname onto the gown as well. Must be under age 18 and treated for a chronic or life threatening illness. 


Icing Smiles

Provides custom celebration cakes to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Can be for the ill child, or the sibling.

My Music Rx reaches thousands of kids and teens in pediatric hospitals across the country with topical music content that makes a difference. Medical research shows music can play a powerful role in their daily experience, with measurable benefits that are social, emotional, and physiological. You can play games, learn how to play instruments, listen to concerts and more.


Project Joy and Hope for Texas

Project Joy and Hope strives to prevent and relieve suffering for children with life-limiting conditions and their families through community awareness, education, and special supportive care services and programs.

Project Linus

Donates handmade security blankets, quilts and afghans to children undergoing difficult medical situations. 

Shadow Buddies

Soft doll friends for kids and resource packets for medical caretakers. 21 illnesses have their own symptom and treatment specific buddies – oncology and sickle cell are two of them. Request through Child Life. 

Team Impact

Works at improving quality of life for children facing life threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. They do this by drafting courageous kids with a local college athletic team. 

Texas Parent to Parent

TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education.  

Tubie Friends

Makes a stuffed friend with medical equipment mirroring the child's feeding tube, G tube, etc. A stuffed animal with similar medical equipment can make the process less frightening. 

Ween Dream

Free Halloween costume to child with medical or special needs. Apply online. 

Wishers and Dreamers

Will send children suffering from illness, disease, a disabling condition or fighting medical challenges a hospital gown for their doll, bear or little buddy. 

Child Birth Injuries

Injuries that occur during birth

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