Bounce Back Kits®

What are Bounce Back Kits?

When doctor’s order and/or medical necessity cause ‘shut-in,’ boredom, frustration and anxiety quickly set in for all.  Children battling chronic illness face repeated rounds of lengthy stays at home such as before surgery, after treatment, during flare-ups, etc.  To break the monotony of being “locked-in” and combat cabin fever, kits are themed, often for holidays, and contain fun-filled, spirit-boosting activities.

How does the Bounce Back Kits program help?

  • Provide a Valuable Sense of Stress Relief, Distraction, and Togetherness
  • Encourage Playful Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Calm Coping
  • Ready-To-Go Activities ease Pressure and Guilt for Parents
  • Create Joy & Laughter that Build Resiliency

Who can receive a Bounce Back Kit?

All Bounce families are automatically enrolled in the Bounce Back Kit program and are eligible to participate in the next round of Bounce Back Kits.

When do families receive a Bounce Back Kit?

When families join the Bounce community, they receive their first Bounce Back Kit as a welcome to Bounce.  They will also receive themed Bounce Back Kits throughout the year (i.e.: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Super Bowl, Fourth of July (Independence Day), Halloween, National Pizza Party Day, Thanksgiving, and much more).

What might be included in a Bounce Back Kit?

Bounce Back Kits contain fun items for the entire family:

  • Books & Magazines
  • Board Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Decorations
  • Coupons
  • Gift Cards
  • STEM Education Activities
  • DVD’s & Movies
  • Recipes
  • Brain Teasers
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Something just for Mom & Dad

How much do Bounce families have to pay for a Bounce Back Kit?

Absolutely nothing!  All Bounce programs and services, including Bounce Back Kits, are offered free of charge to members.

Can families request a Bounce Back Kit?

Can families request a Bounce Back Kit?

At this time Bounce does not send Bounce Back Kits by request, but is in the process of creating an extension to the program where Bounce families can request Bounce Back Kits during times of specific need.

Who qualifies to be a Bounce family and can my family join?

Membership is available to all families with a child, under the age of 18, who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease and/or permanent injury, regardless of socioeconomic status.   When a child is diagnosed, the entire family is diagnosed, so we welcome – and serve – the entire family.  (NOTE: all family members must live in the same household.)  To join, simply complete our application.

Membership is available to all families with a child, under the age of 18, who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease and/or permanent injury, regardless of socioeconomic status.   When a child is diagnosed, the entire family is diagnosed, so we welcome – and serve – the entire family.  (NOTE: all family members must live in the same household.)  To join, simply complete our application.

How can I support Bounce Back Kits?

There are a number of ways you can support Bounce Back Kits, including:

  1. You and/or your company can sponsor a round of Bounce Back Kits.
  2. Your company and/or group can help pack a round of Bounce Back Kits – we’ll even bring everything to your office!
  3. You and/or your company can donate items to include in Bounce Back Kits.

To learn about other ways to get involved with Bounce Children’s Foundation®, please click here.