Giving Children with Special Needs the Tools for IndependenceThe Kids Equipment Network
If you know a child who is in need of adaptive equipment, please click receive equipment above to complete an application.
***DUE TO THE RECENT COVID-19 OUTBREAK WE ARE POSTPONING ALL EQUIPMENT DONATIONS AND REQUESTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!!***
Good afternoon friends of TKEN.
We hope that this finds you and your families well.
Many of you have been a large part of The Kids Equipment Network’s success, we have served over 2300 children, handled over 5000 pieces of equipment and payed it forward to a number of other charities around the world.
That being said, we are now in a new, unfamiliar place along with so many others.
Our clinics have been on hold since Covid has arrived. We have had no clinics and do not have access to our equipment.
Looking forward, we are not sure if we will be able to hold our clinics in their usual spots, both places where “at risk” individuals live and gather; at least not in the same way by any means.
So, at our recent virtual BOD meeting we started brainstorming on some new viable possibilities. We wanted to let you know that we are looking into potential alternatives for our future TKEN Equipment Clinics. We have been in touch with some of you along with several organizations to discuss the possibilities of our organizational needs moving into the new reality of living with Covid.
Our hope is that we might have a scaled down version of a TKEN clinic for June/July if all continues to settle down a bit.
Our biggest hope is that we can all move safely into our new reality and TKEN can continue with it’s mission to continue to help the children that we serve!!
Be safe, be well
Your friends at TKEN.
In the interim, something that you can do to support our mission is if shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose The Kids Equipment Network as you charitable recipient!
Our Mission and Vision
As a non-profit 501c3, we’re dedicated to connecting children with special needs to durable, adaptive equipment that helps them thrive. By growing our financial resources, we’re better able to provide equipment to every family with little to no funding that requests assistance at no cost. This helps kids with special needs—from birth to age 21—embrace their lives and become active, independent members of their communities.
These are certainly uncharted waters for all of us.
We at TKEN are feeling the stresses of our new reality.
Please know that we are mindful of all that is not being accomplished at this time but would like to acknowledge all of the heroic work that is being done. Our first responders, healthcare workers, trunk drivers, delivery drivers, cashiers, cooks and custodians!!! Also, all of the parents who are now being teachers, caretakers, babysitters and new referees!!
Music – not cancelled
Family – not cancelled
Reading – not cancelled
Pets – not cancelled
Singing – not cancelled
Laughing – not cancelled
Hope – not cancelled
Love – not cancelled
Let’s embrace what we have and keep everyone safe!
See you all as soon as we are able!!
We Need Space!
One of our top priorities is finding space (at little or no cost) to store our equipment. We’re also looking for a realtor or landlord who can help us acquire a building or piece of property to call home. This would provide us with the necessary space to store our equipment and hold our monthly equipment clinics.
Dedicated TKEN volunteers
Years of service
Pieces of equipment donated
I cannot describe in words how thankful I am to your foundation for providing my little girl with the equipment she needed. My daughter Jaiden, has a power chair and we needed a back up manual chair for when the power chair has issues. We are so grateful to have found another one thanks to your foundation.
Amy S., TKEN Parent
Our kids’ success is our success
From manual wheelchairs to customized standing equipment, our families know what they need. And for more than a decade, we’ve been here to listen and connect them with the tools to help kids succeed. For every smile and every movement made easier, our kids remind us why we do what we do.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Donate to change a child’s life
A piece of adaptive equipment often means the difference between a life of limitations and a life of independence for a child. Please consider a monetary or equipment donation today.
Illinois ABLE program
ATTENTION ILLINOIS RESIDENTS!!!!! Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs and the State Treasurer’s office developed the The Illinois ABLE program, a tax-advantaged investment program that provides persons with blindness or disabilities the option to save for disability-related expenses without putting their federal means tested benefits at risk. Call (888) 609-8683 or learn more at https://illinoistreasurer.gov/Individuals/ABLE