What is Magical Memories?
Magical Memories, is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that " strives to make Magical Moments and Forever Memories" happen in the lives of local children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening or terminal illness or disability that takes a toll on what most of us take for granted as a normal childhood. These children encounter countless medical appointments, procedures, medications and hospitalizations on a routine basis that has become the norm for them and their families. Our main objective is providing an annual holiday extravaganza for these children where they can come together with their families and share in fellowship while enjoying many activities with other children and families who have encountered and faced similar situations. The goal is to strive to make Magical memories for these special children,for the moment in time by providing them with special days to enjoy themselves while trying to put their illness and medical issues behind them for a moment of time all while trying to bring family togetherness to make forever memories especially for the instant when one of these children looses their fight to their illness. At Magical Memories events, the children don't have to feel different because they don't have hair or are in a wheelchair etc, because many others who attend share similar issues and this day is made to be about them. This event is 100% and only possible through community support and donations. All donations are tax deductible. Magical Memories runs 100% on volunterrism so all of our donations goes directly to making memories for these children as we have NO overhead for salaries to those that run this organization.
Magical Memories a 501c3 non-profit organization striving to make
"Magical Moments and Forever Memories"
in the lives of LOCAL children with life threatening and terminal illnesses.
Remember your childhood?
Sleepovers with friends and grandparents, birthday parties, get togethers,
sports, boy scouts,girl scouts, and vacations with family?
What if all that was replaced with frequent doctor visits, hospitalizations,
painful procedures, medicine that makes you sick, or makes your hair
fall out, or spending your life or a majority of it in a wheelchair
never to feel the freedom of running or climbing a tree.
Imagine the feeling of not being able to participate in public events,
go to parties, swim in public pools, be involved in sports
or even have friends visit for fear that you might
contract a sickness from them that could make you sicker.
This is not what childhood is supposed to be about............BUT
This is the world of many of our kiddos.
Magical Memories is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
for children facing life threatening and terminal illnesses.
From the day of their diagnosis, their world has been
turned upside down and a part of their childhood has been
taken from them.
Magical Memories strives to make magical moments and forever memories
in the lives of these children and their families,
especially in the instance when one of these children looses their fight to their illness.
Magical Memories’ holds special days such as our main event which is
annual holiday extravaganza
for these children and their families. A day to be “just a kid”
and to put their illnesses behind them for a moment in time.
A moment to have fun that will turn into forever memories
for all who are involved.
Since starting this event eight years ago, we have grown quickly
and with that growth, we adding more events
for these children throughout the year as well.
2016 added a new addition as we held our first annual
FAMILY GATAHERING at Knoebels amusement resort.
Magical Memories could NOT do what we do without
support from the community and the dedication of those
who give in so many ways to help make this magic happen.
We receive support in many ways, from monetary donations,
to sponsorships for fundraising events like the
"Magical Miles for Magical Smiles 5K"
"Jill Reynolds Magical Memories Golf Tournament".
We also have support such as
the Sunbury Legions Rider's "Kurt and Mayson Annual Motorcycle Ride",
The Northumberland Legion Riders Bike Ride,
Toy donations, silent auction and chinese Auction items,
Magical Memories annual yard sale and vendor event and Fall Festival which are held at Rohrbach Farm Market,
as well as many
volunteers who reach out to help make all these events a reality.
If anyone would like to help in
any way please feel free to contact any of our board members.
The focus for Magical Memories and the lives we touch
is the Magical Moments for the here and now
the joy, happiness,and enjoyment of what childhood should be
the Forever Memories for the entire family,
especially in the circumstances
that one of these children looses their fight totheir disease.
THE 2016 MAGICAL MEMORIES HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BE HELD
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3TH @ 1PM
AT CHRIST WESLEYAN CHURCH ON STAMM ROAD IN MILTON PA
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There could not be a more fitting name for the Magical Memories Foundation.
After all, that's what the key individuals of this organization
strive for each year - to create magical memories
for children with terminal illnesses. And THAT's exactly what they do!
From the moment these kids walk/drive/are carried through the door,
the magical moments begin. Each child is made to feel as if he/she is the
center of the world - even if just for a moment. The entertainment is extremely appropriate
for these children and....entertaining. The decorations are nothing short of spectacular.
The arts, crafts, and photo center is a nirvana (something these kids get to experience little of).
Most of all, those coordinating this event pour their heart and soul into their work.
You can feel it in their handshake or hug and see it in their eyes.
It is one of the most heart warming events of the year -
and my boy counts down the days between annual parties.
Simply stated: No words could express how grateful we are to have this experience each year.
Kudos to ALL of those individuals who manage to pull this off every year.
Bobbi-Mother of Magical Memories child