Kids Helping Kids

Get Involved

Kids Helping Kids

Contact Information

(608) 890-9308


Mailing Address

American Family Children’s Hospital

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792-9945

Kids Helping Kids at American Family Children's HospitalThe Kids Helping Kids program celebrates and empowers kids, tweens and teens interested in helping patients and families at American Family Children's Hospital.
Started in 2004 in response to growing interest from local teachers and students to help patients, Kids Helping Kids continues to be inspired by generous gifts from school-aged children from all over Wisconsin.
Kids Helping Kids empowers individuals and youth groups in effort to:
  • Cultivate philanthropic efforts, leadership and organizational skills in young people
  • Encourage school spirit, teamwork and positive relations between students, parents, faculty and the community
  • Sponsor community spirit between youth, businesses, UW Health staff, patients and families
  • Support programs which save lives and enhance quality of life for American Family Children's Hospital patients and families
Get Involved

Change Harvest: Organize a "Change Challenge" for your school or class with a goal of scoring the most points at the end of the game, typically lasting for one week. Classes, grades or teachers and students can compete against one another to see who can reach the highest score.

Caps for the Cure: Organize a Caps Day at your school – students get to wear a hat to school by donating to your fundraising effort, typically lasting for one day. Classes, grades or teachers and students can compete against one another to see who can reach the highest score.

A-Thons: Participants register and ask for sponsors to pledge money. You can try one of these popular a-thons: Dance Marathon, swing-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, walk-a-thon, hop-a-thon or create one of your own!

Be Brave, Go Bald: Shave your head in recognition of the challenges faced by kids with cancer. Set a goal and encourage your friends, family and local businesses to sponsor you by pledging money.

Let Us Know Your Plans

Kids Helping Kids Fundraising Form

Kids Helping Kids Fundraising Form (pdf)


How to Get Started (pdf)


For questions, please contact Lori Schultz at or (608) 890-9308.