Please help us provide comfort to children undergoing cancer treatment by giving them a play therapy toy, Hopper the Cancer Crusher. With your generous donation, you will bring smiles to children all across the US.
Donations By Mail:
To make a contribution, please make your check payable to Kelsey's Dream. Kelsey's Dream is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We are qualified by the IRS to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2106, 2522 of the Code. We are a Public Charity and your donations are tax-deductible.
936 Brouse Road
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Corporate Matching Gifts:
Did you know that you can increase the value of your donation? Many employers will match gifts given to organizations by their employees, retirees, directors, and their spouses. It's very simple to take advantage of this opportunity, just check with your HR office to obtain the necessary form, and then complete it and send it to Kelsey's Dream. It takes only a few minutes but could double or even triple the value of your gift.
Contributions to Kelsey's Dream can be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. If your gift is a tribute to someone, please include a note telling us the name of the individual or family member you wish to notify and his or her address, along with your own name and address.
How your donations make a difference
Not only will your donation help us us provide childhood cancer patients with a Hopper the Cancer Crusher, but it will also help support our other programs. Check them out below!
Snack Pack Program
Kelsey, the inspiration behind Kelsey's Dream, used to prepare for long days of lab work and chemotherapy by packing a backpack full of snacks and juice boxes. With the support of our fundraisers and donations, Kelsey's Dream's Snack Pack Program is able to deliver a truck-load of snack every three months for patients to enjoy during long days of appointments.
The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program is a favorite holiday tradition! Angel Tree provides holiday assistance to needy children in the form of brand new toys and clothing each year. Kelsey's Dream has been able to sponsor more and more children each year through this amazing program because of our donations and fundraisers.
To sponsor a needy child in our area, contact the Salvation Army in Milton, PA 570-742-4231
In 1983, the Danville Ronald McDonald House initiated Camp Dost, the first summer camp in Pennsylvania for children stricken with cancer. Camp Dost was founded on the philosophy that every child deserves the chance to experience the challenges and rewards of summer camp. Kelsey's Dream has a personal connection to Camp Dost because Kelsey and her sister, Kylie, were campers. Kelsey's Dream funds the Camp Dost t-shirts every year for campers and staff, freeing $1,200 of funds to be used on other camp programs. We also also supply water bottles, handmade blankets, and a surprise on the bed of every camper for when they arrive.
One year after Kelsey Kuhns passed away, her classmates at the Mifflinburg Area Middle School chose to honor her by proclaiming November 1st, Kelsey Kuhns Memorial Day. Along with Kelsey’s mom, Tina and her younger sister, Kylie, the students sold wristbands and T-shirts, imprinted with an image that Kelsey designed for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, for people to wear on the anniversary of her passing. Tina asked her youngest daughter to decide what the proceeds from the sale should be used for, and 10 year old Kylie chose to build a playground for the Mifflinburg Intermediate School. The family felt it would be in Kelsey’s heart, too. Kelsey was a student in the district before she lost her battle to cancer, in 2005. She was a sixth grader at that time. Family and friends wanted to keep her memory alive. The school just opened in 2006, and did not have a playground for the students. With everything in place, they waited for a warm, dry day to place the equipment at the site. That day came on March 14, 2007. Two signs were placed at the entrance of the playground to share Kelsey’s story. One sign was imprinted with Kelsey’s picture, some of her artwork and a message she wrote to the American Cancer Society. This message by Kelsey, encourages others to stay strong, no matter what, and never give up. The other sign displays a picture of Kelsey and Kylie along with a letter from Kylie explaining why she chose to build the playground. “Kelsey’s Playground” is located behind the intermediate school. The school now has a series of climbing walls and a toss up that would be the envy of any community. Thank you to the local Boy Scout troop for their help in placing a whole tractor trailer load of wood fiber (mulch), under the playground. For those who were involved with the project, it was a labor of love, a way to keep Kelsey’s memory alive. We hope that the playground is more than just a place where people come to play. We want them to remember Kelsey, keep her in their heart and keep her spirit alive like we are trying to do with this project.