Close Personal Friends

As a Close Personal Friend, you can grow Bedside Magic®

It takes a village to fuel Open Heart Magic, and you can drive us to new heights in 2019. You can make Bedside Magic a staple program in children’s hospitals – one that can profoundly change the hospital experience for sick kids and their families.

Specialized training and expanding programs led to our best year yet

We can do more, still

Each year, our continued growth has allowed us to increase the number of critically ill kids our volunteers see in hospitals. Last year we once again grew that number, and we are continuing that success this year. In 2019, we want to expand our volunteer community, and bring our training to an even higher level. Our Bedside Magic programs in Chicago, Cleveland, and Ann Arbor now reach thousands and thousands of kids; let’s reach even more. As Open Heart Magic goes into its 15th year in 2019, we will grow to 15 hospital partners, launching new programs with La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s in Cleveland.

12,000 and counting

Thanks to an incredible amount of support from folks like you, our highly trained, dedicated volunteers are now working hard to reach 12,000 sick kids at their hospital bedsides each year. But we can’t stop there. There are many more children we can reach by continuing to expand our Isolation Program at partner hospitals. In Ann Arbor and Cleveland, we can dramatically grow our teams of Hospital Magicians to change the hospital experience for thousands of kids in these cities. We can expand to new hospitals, in new regions.

With a little help from our friends, we can continue to transform the hospital experience for thousands and thousands of seriously ill children.

As a Close Personal Friend, you play a critical role in helping us continue to do great things for kids!

Support Sick Kids as a Close Personal Friend!

Make a difference

Your support means that sick kids – even those in the toughest of medical situations — will get to experience the transformative power of Bedside Magic. Join our wonderful community of supporters as a Close Personal Friend today!


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The perks of being a Close Personal Friend

When you’re a Close Personal Friend of Open Heart Magic, we take extra good care of you. We send you insider information, plus progress updates on our successes, failures — and everything in between.

Where your money goes & why it makes a difference

In order to reach sick kids in every medical situation, our resources must be more focused than any other children’s charity out there. Because we operate lean, your support makes a huge impact in everything we do. Your donations pay for the intensive 12-week Magic University trainings required for all volunteers; magic supplies; Secret Lesson giveaways for every young patient; and OHM magician coats and bags.