The Little Saint Nick Foundation (LSNF), a registered non-profit organization headquartered in New York with an expansion chapter in Florida, has the mission of “Kids Inspiring and Helping Kids”. This mission is to not only help kids and families in need who are ill, but to inspire kids and young adults to give back to those kids in need. We do by having LSNF chapters and partnered student organizations carry out our mission and values of service to others.
LSNF has developed many anxiety relief programs that include an emergency department gift bag program, family care package program, hospital toy give-away parties, and wish granting, all centered upon improving the lives of sick kids and their families.
About Our Founder:
The Little Saint Nick Foundation(LSNF) was founded in 2004 by Raymond Mohler, Jr. at age six. Ray suffered from Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD), a rare childhood hip disorder found mostly in children between the ages of four to six years old that is initiated by the temporary disruption of blood flow to the femur. Feeling fortunate that he did not have a life-threatening nor permanent disease, but rather one that is treatable and fully-recoverable, Ray decided he needed to give back to the kids whom he left behind at the hospital who were not as fortunate as was Ray. Ray’s mission – even at his young age – was to help relieve the fear, anxiety and isolation experienced by children related to the child’s hospital visit and recovery.
Over the past 17 years, Ray has become a well-respected youth philanthropist. He has developed many anxiety relief programs in conjunction with pediatric hospitals and has successfully changed how kids experience their hospital visits.
Ray has developed programs to relieve the fear, anxiety and isolation related to hospitalization. Some of these programs include an emergency room gift bag program, mobile entertainment program, wish granting program, sports star visits, hospital party events, toy room program and a Day’s of Giving Program – all centered upon improving the lives of hospitalized kids.
Going from serving hospitalized kids to speaking in front of school children, Ray has sparked a national movement in the name community service. The stated mission of the LSNF is “Kids Inspiring and Helping Kids.” Under this mission, the LSNF emphasizes providing vital emotional support to kids experiencing the trauma of hospitalization. Guided by Ray’s leadership and its board of directors and advisors, the LSNF has inspired thousands of kids from across the country to take up the mantle of serving the greater good, creating a national youth movement never seen before in America.