Give the Gift of Hope.

During one of Conor Burkes hospitalizations, his mother noticed lots of children sitting around without any joyful activities to lift their spirits. She thought, "What if we could give every child something to bring them a boost of hope?" It was that day that the Happy Hope Bag idea was born.

Happy Hope Bags bring joy to children who endure long-term hospitalization and treatments for a variety of life changing circumstances. These gifts bring HOPE to the children who are fighting against the odds every day. Happy Hope Bags bring smiles to the kids faces and helps them find peace through the storm.

What is the Gift of Hope Project?

Happy Hope Bags

Happy Hope Bags are a boost of hope for children who are hospitalized, all children, regardless of their illness or disability.

Happy Hope Bags provide hours of activities taking a child’s mind off of their treatment or illness. Every bag contains Playdoh, something to color, a pack of crayons and a handmade Happy Hope card. Other items may include Kohls Cares plush animals, reading books, playing cards, games, pediatric toothbrush/toothpaste kits, “Hope Smiles” lip balm and iTunes gift cards.

It’s our way of reminding these brave children they matter and that we care.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~Maya Angelou

Give the gift of Hope for just $20!

You have the opportunity to show every child undergoing treatment a simple reminder that they are never alone and that people care about them.

A Happy Hope Bag is a simple way to make a REAL difference. For every $20 dollars you donate, your gift purchases a Happy Hope Bag for a child who is undergoing treatment, giving the child a boost of HOPE and hours of joy!


Hope Factory events per month


Children have received Hope bags

1 Million

Goal to help 1 million children by 2024