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About Happy Hope Foundation

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The Happy Hope Foundation was founded in 2011 by Emi Burke, born out of a desire to bring hope and happiness to hospitalized and homeless children facing health and safety crises.

A parent of a profoundly disabled son often requiring intensive services, Mrs. Burke was moved to action after witnessing other young hospitalized children undergoing treatment with nothing to engage them or distract from long hospital stays. A physician described the extent to which families invest their resources in expensive treatments as they strive to save the lives of their children, leaving little for small luxuries such as coloring books, crayons or other engaging and uplifting activities.

Thirteen years later, the Happy Hope Foundation has inspired hope and resiliency in thousands of children, achieved through the generous support of numerous national corporate sponsors and dedicated community volunteers.

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The foundation’s signature Happy Hope Bags are a boost of hope for children who are hospitalized or homeless providing hours of activity and engagement that help to take a child's mind off of their treatment, illness or safety crisis.


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Children have received Hope bags

1 Million

Goal to help 1 million children by 2024