The Little Saint Nick Foundation (LSNF), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, mission is to create a positive mentality for kids in crisis through the compassionate power of a helping hand. We deliver smiles to these kids by connecting them with kids in local communities that are inspired to give back. Through our promise of “Kids Inspiring and Helping Kids”TM, the Little Saint Nick Foundation strives to lift kids up and realize their full potential. LSNF has positively impacted the lives of over 2 million kids since 2004.
Today, our goal is to carry out our founder’s giving passion by having kids of all ages giving back to those in need of a smile. We center our impact in communities by providing simple, anti-anxiety gift bags that contain items such as a coloring books, crayons, stuffed animals, pop-it toys and a handmade get-well cards made by local kids that go to kids in need of a smile. These gift bags have an everyday impact by providing a positive distraction for patients, improving hospital employee morale, and empowering kids of all ages in communities to become future leaders. With our current resources, we inspire and help over 300 people in communities and hospitals every day of the year, spreading our movement of “Kids Inspiring and Helping Kids”™. LSNF seeks to expand our impact in the communities we serve by establishing two-way partnerships with healthcare facilities, businesses, and youth groups.
Our immediate focus has been in healthcare facilities where we have had considerable success changing the fortunes of patients, partners and participants. With our young patients, the benefits are most pronounced helping to ease the anxiety that comes from being in a healthcare facility. For our healthcare partners, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in care-giver experience, employee satisfaction and community goodwill. And finally, for the kids and their parents who give their time and extend a helping hand to kids in need of a smile, we’ve seen young kids walk away from the experience both fulfilled and inspired to continue to be community service minded and lend a helping hand to those in need of a smile.
LSNF currently has chapters across the United States and recently launched Little Saint Nick Foundation Canada. With added support and strategic partnerships, LSNF can inspire and help more kids by scaling the organization around the world. In order to be a sustainable organization, LSNF seeks business and healthcare partnerships to scale in local areas that are important to LSNF and its partners. LSNF wants to create a local feel in any area by having locals helping other locals in need.