Kids Helping Hopkins

Kids Helping Hopkins

Founded in 1994 by Anita and Sam Rozenel, the Kids Helping Hopkins program provides students of all ages the opportunity to learn the importance of helping others without personal gain while nurturing life-long values: compassion, respect, citizenship, leadership and philanthropy.

Each year, the students, teachers and staff who participate in the program are encouraged to host their own fundraising events, held in the classroom or out in the community — from dances and toy drives to talent shows, games, and contests — all benefiting the Child Life Department at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Funds raised by Kids Helping Hopkins has supported music therapy, and other pressing needs of the Department-everything from light spinners to medical play equipment to toys for unit playrooms! To date, the program has raised close to $2 million to support Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and has provided hundreds of dollars’ worth of donated toys, craft kits, and other items to support the Child Life Department.

How to Get Involved


It’s simple! Decide what kind of fundraiser works best for you and your school or community. Not sure what kind of fundraiser to plan? No worries! Check out this list of fundraising ideas for inspiration! 


Looking to give to Kids Helping Hopkins online? Make a direct donation to the program

Checks should be made out to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, with Kids Helping Hopkins written on the memo line, and mailed to:

Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Office of Development
750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202

All funds donated through this page go directly to support the Child Life Department.

Make an In-Kind Donation

Donations of toys and art supplies for Johns Hopkins Children's Center patients are always welcome, but please first please contact Child Life Department Office Manager Megan Luzetsky at 410-955-6276 or [email protected]

Child life specialists know what our patients would enjoy, as well what they may have in the hospital. Please note that we do not accept handwritten or homemade cards of any kind.

For more information or if you, your classroom, organization, school, or community would like to participate in the Kids Helping Hopkins Program, please contact [email protected].