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Courage for Kids

Courage for Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, registered in Virginia as The Courage Cup. Their mission is to create, find, and support programs for at-risk urban youth that directly improve the health and well-being of those children in the Mid-Atlantic region through financial support and volunteer commitment. Courage for Kids strives to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, their families, and our community–one need at a time.

In 2010, Courage for Kids launched their GIVE BACK-pack initiative. while in 2011, Courage for Kids sponsored the Pre-K children at Bright Beginnings Child Development Center and CentroNia and upon graduation provided 165 at-risk children with a back-pack filled with school supplies to take with them as they start Kindergarten.  Later In 2011, Courage for Kids launched their UCAP Connected Initiative to support the homeless children at Prince George’s County Shepherd’s Cove shelter.  Courage for Kids also works to supply Dr. Bear’s Closet at Children’s Hospital with books and toys to help boost the spirits of their young patients. A well-stocked Dr. Bear’s Closet ensures that every patient has a gift for holidays, birthdays and most importantly, a little something to serve as a reward for their courage in fighting an illness.