Giving Children with Special Needs the Tools for Independence

The Kids Equipment Network

If you know a child who is in need of adaptive equipment, please click receive equipment above to complete an application.

Access Equipment

Wow, what an interesting journey we have been on for the past 2 years…so much stress, so much sadness, so much of life out of control.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, TKEN was forced to cancel multiple Equipment Clinics, and reschedule and cancel a number of fundraising events. 

We began holding stroller-only clinics in June 2020 and with the help of NuMotion Lombard, Porter Pipe, and our dedicated volunteers, we were able to continue our mission to helping the children. Over the past 2 years, our cost of running The Kids Equipment Network has increased by $100,000 to meet the needs of the families who need us. 

With a new year in sight, we are hoping to resume our TKEN MacGyver clinics and getting back to our equipment mission in addition to our strollers. We are reaching out to all of our supporters. We are holding a Holiday Giving for the Kids Virtual fundraiser starting on Tuesday November 23, running through Giving Tuesday and the holiday season. Join us by signing up as an individual or a team to help the kids of TKEN this holiday season. These funds will help to offset the costs of our monthly clinics where we provide 12 to 18 children the equipment that they need for their independence. You will receive TKEN gear for signing up and be entered to win raffle prizes as we head into 2022.

Please consider making the difference in the life of a child as a piece of equipment is often the difference between a life of limitation and a life of independence. 

Thank you from your friends at TKEN.

Go to our Events Page for more information and to sign up today!

 
 
 

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.

Monthly Clinics

Our ongoing monthly equipment clinics are our mission in action to supply requested equipment to the children that we serve. Whether you need to Access Equipment or want to Become a Volunteer, TKEN is always happy to hear from you!

Become a Volunteer

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.

I Can Help!

Kids served

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. 

Donate Today

Illinois ABLE Program LogoIllinois 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