Support Kids – 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 2018. 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

Last year we reached an historic number of critically ill kids in hospitals. This year we continued that success. In 2018 we want to push ourselves even further. We want to expand our innovative Isolation Program – continuing to reach the kids no one else does. Our volunteer community is at an all-time high, but we can still grow it. Our Bedside Magic programs in Chicago, Cleveland and Ann Arbor now reach thousands and thousands of kids; let’s reach even more. With 10 hospital partners in Chicago and new partnerships with the Cleveland Clinic and University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, we are poised to have our greatest impact ever.

11,000 and counting

Thanks to an incredible amount of support from folks like you, our highly trained, dedicated volunteers are now working hard to reach 11,000 sick kids at their hospital bedsides each year. But we can’t stop there. There are many more children we can reach by expanding our Isolation Program at Lurie Children’s and other Chicago 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.