Little Saint Nick Foundation Charity Dedicated to Making Hospitals Kid Friendly Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:02:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Little Saint Nick Foundation 32 32 Little Saint Nick Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri Wed, 03 May 2017 00:13:54 +0000

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Little Nick 2015 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:12:05 +0000

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Little Saint Nick Foundation – 2016 Dinner Presentation Wed, 03 May 2017 00:11:29 +0000

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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Banquet Wed, 03 May 2017 00:10:04 +0000

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July: Summer Luau at EB Elliots Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:18:48 +0000

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Coming up: Toys R Us Shopping Spree Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:13:03 +0000

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Huffington Post: 4 Inspiring Stories About Gifts that Keep On Giving Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:28:09 +0000 How One Boy’s Birthday Present became a Christmas Miracle for Many

One morning, when Ray Mohler Jr. was 4 years old, he woke up with pain in both of his hips. The pain brought Mohler to the hospital. “I was there for eight hours and scared. And when I got to go home, I couldn’t wrap my mind around the fact that there were kids who were going to have to stay there.” Mohler’s birthday just happens to be on Christmas Eve. And that Christmas, thinking of the children who were left behind at the hospital, Mohler chose to donate half of all his birthday and Christmas presents to them. Soon after, Mohler, with the help of his family, founded the Little Saint Nick Foundation. Its mission is to make hospitals more kid-friendly for the young patients…


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Channel 4: Agha Haider Brings Smiles to St. Louis Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:50:38 +0000 Featured on KMOV Channel 4: By Mugo Odigwe, Anchor

Teenager helps bring smiles to sick children

The Little St. Nick Foundation in St. Louis needs your help this holiday season.

The Foundation’s headquarters is based in New York but Agha Haider, a 13-year-old boy from Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, officially launched a local chapter in October.

Haider said the idea occurred to him after he was rushed to the hospital when he broke his leg.

The Foundation has a program called “Emergency Room Gift Bag,” which is now in several hospitals in the region. The bags contain gifts like a beanie baby, coloring book and crayons for every child who visits the emergency room.

Haider said he wants to help ill children cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and activities.

“Just this November, we threw a party for the kids in Mercy Children’s Hospital. It was an amazing experience seeing the kids’ reactions as they each received a toy,” he said.

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Interview: Bay News 9 in Tampa Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:42:30 +0000 University of Tampa Freshman is ‘Little St. Nick’

  • Ray Mohler started the Little St. Nick Foundation in 2003
  • At 6 years old, Mohler collected toys for kids in the emergency rooms
  • The foundation has helped children in New York, Florida and Missouri
  • Ray Mohler started the Little St. Nick Foundation in his home state of New York when he was 6 years old.

It all started with a trip to the hospital.

“I was able to leave after eight hours, and on the way home thought about all the kids that were still in the hospital,” said Mohler. “I never really realized how many of kids are in the hospital and have to stay there for a long period of time.”

The realization got Mohler, whose birthday is Christmas Eve, thinking.

“I gave half my birthday/Christmas gifts to the hospital and then the next year I went around collecting toys and donations from people in the community with my parents,” Mohler said.

But it didn’t stop there. By 2003, Little St. Nick Foundation was up and running. The foundation donates toys, puts together emergency room kits and helps make hospitals more kid-friendly.

This year, Mohler has had to balance school work with the charity. He said it got a little hectic at times, but relied on volunteers and family members to make sure everything is ready for this Christmas.

He is heading back to New York next week.

Mohler said his next goal is to spread the foundation to other states, including here in the Bay area.

A segment on the Little St. Nick Foundation that aired on Nickelodeon earlier this year inspired a 12-year-old boy from St. Louis to start an arm of the foundation.


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