Be a part of Project Plan 10,000 Kids: We’re Halfway There!
Open Heart Magic’s 3-year vision of bringing bedside magic to over 10,000 hospitalized kids a year has made great strides in 2013 thanks to the passion of our incredible community of supporters.
A Historic Milestone of Creating Thousands of Memories
Due to an overwhelming amount of support from the community and a tireless effort from dedicated Hospital Magicians, over 5,000 sick kids received the experience of magic at their hospital bedsides in 2013. We set out to reach 4,750 kids this year and we have surpassed that goal with a whole month to go! That’s a lot of laughter, smiles and unforgettable memories!
More Magicians Making an Impact
Active Hospital Magician totals are at an all time high. Magic University spots are the most competitive they have ever been. The 71 Hospital Magicians averaging over 100 hospital visits a month to see sick kids at their bedsides.With additional days of service being added at our hospital partners, Open Heart Magic will ontinue sending the best people in Chicago to the bedsides of sick kids.
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Hear about the impact from a parent’s perspective.
Find out the difference a Hospital Magician can make.
More Magicians Leads to More Kids Seen
In 2013 we nearly doubled the number of active Hospital Magicians in our nine partner hospitals. With our two largest graduating classes of Hospital Magicians, Magic University produced 35 new volunteers that all started serving at hospital bedsides in 2013.
Join other Close Personal Friends!
Hundreds of Close Personal Friends have become integral parts of the Open Heart Magic community. Join them in helping continuing to better the hospital experience for sick kids.
Where Does the Money Go?
Our ability to grow to 10,000 kids comes from a lean Open Heart Magic organizational model unlike anything we know of in the nonprofit world.
Our total operating budget is less than he marketing budget of other nonprofit. Since we’re lean, your support makes a BIG impact. Here’s some of the places where the money goes:
The Value of Volunteers
With a total full-time staff of three, a fraction of what other nonprofit require, we successfully run this organization. And this staff helps the true heroes in this organization – the volunteers. These volunteers will continue to be the secret sauce of Open Heart Magic. From the community of Volunteer Magicians, Magic U. Trainers, Professional Board members, Board of Directors, Charity Team members, Advisors, and event & program chairpeople, they all drive this positive change.