Good Cheer

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eric’s Camp Fund, a new program has been created that will mean that even more families from the Kansas City area will be touched by Eric’s dream of making life a little brighter for these great kids.  Modeled after a program developed by the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – and currently in operation in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and  Hartford – Good Cheer will take lots of great projects, games, and special events TO the kids in the hospital much like the great activities they would experience if they were actually at camp. But this fun will go on year-round.

Volunteers will visit the kids in their rooms, activity centers, or clinics where they receive outpatient treatments. We are very fortunate to be working with Children’s Mercy, Kansas University Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.


This is the most amazing volunteer opportunity in town because you’ll get to hang out with some incredible kids. You can volunteer on a regular basis or whenever it fits into your schedule. You can go to the kids, bed-to-bed, or work with a small group. You can also sign up to be called for special events – spa day for the caregivers, Family Bingo Night, barbecue at Ronald McDonald House, and much more.

Your financial contributions will help get this program up and running. In addition, we’re also looking for craft supplies – maybe some items at home left over from craft projects. And if you run into a sale on duct tape or markers or feathers – we’d love that, too!

For more information, call Patsy Shawver at 913-221-6914.