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A Moment of Magic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides medically vulnerable children with creative programming, outlets, and support to foster imagination, friendship, and hope through our college-student volunteers. 


We provide a variety of services to children with medical vulnerabilities, all at no cost. We focus on bringing creative play through arts, crafts, music, and literature to children in hospitals, their homes, or remotely via technology.

Every 60 seconds, a child requires medical care. A Moment of Magic operates on the mission of “restoring the magic” of childhood for these children. Our high-quality programming infuses arts, crafts, music, and literature to create moments of fun and play during otherwise scary and traumatic experiences for children that are hospitalized.


Because of your support,
what started out as a dream in a college dorm room has turned into a national movement. Together, we have provided creative programming to children facing difficult situations with time to just-be-a-kid. Together, we have activated college students in hands-on service work providing love, support, and friendship to children in need in their communities. Together, we have been able to ensure that children battling serious illnesses never had to go through their journey without A Moment of Magic, and, because of you, we are able to ensure that promise continues.

A Moment of Magic began with simple roots;
by two college girls in their dorm room. Since then, we have become the largest organization of our kind with 22 chapters across the United States and 1,000+ volunteers.


Together, we have provided our programming to 85 hospitals, collaborated with 129 nonprofit organizations, and restored the magic of believing for more than 100,000 children world wide.

Communities we serve:

  • Children in foster care or emergency childcare

  • Children with varying physical or mental abilities

  • Children on Hospice or in respite

  • Families affected by tumors

  • Children with cancer

  • Youth that are homeless

  • Pediatric congenital heart disease

  • Premature/NICU Babies

  • Siblings of children with medical vulnerabilities

Partner Organizations:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand, American Cancer Society, American Childhood Cancer Organization, Autism Speaks, Boys and Girls Club, Children's National Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Specialized Hospital , Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make A Wish, Massachusetts General Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Miracle League, Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, Penn State THON

and over 200 more.

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The Power of Play

The role and value of play increases when a child is hospitalized, as it decisively contributes to emotional and mental well-being, self-confidence and self-esteem. 

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Our Magic

A Moment of Magic's true sparkle lies in the fact that we activate hundreds of college students to make dreams come true for kids battling cancer and other illnesses. Our volunteers go through rigorous, in-depth trainings to provide a high quality service.

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Our Reach

A Moment of Magic has over 20 college chapters nationwide, with more than 1,000 college student volunteers. Since 2014. we have provided A Moment of Magic to more than 100,000 children around the world.

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of medical professionals believe that we positively impact the quality of life of the children we serve.

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