Kids Making Miracles

2019 Kids Making Miracles Candlelight Celebration

Kids Making Miracles (KMM) started in 1991 as a simple coin drive in one area elementary school. Today, hundreds of K‐12 students at schools throughout Oregon and southwest Washington have helped the KMM program raise more than $11 million for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Every dollar raised by KMM schools allows Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to address immediate pediatric health care needs, cure kids with cancer, mend broken hearts and bones, stop seizures, save the tiniest babies, and train the next generation of pediatric specialists.

More than fundraising

When students participate in KMM, they learn valuable lessons about the importance of philanthropy and helping their community. They are also given the opportunity to develop important life skills, such as:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication and people skills
  • Critical thinking through planning and goal setting
  • Benefits of giving back to their community

Ready to get started?

The OHSU Foundation is available to help you every step of the way. Contact us directly or register and a representative of the OHSU Foundation will be in touch to help you get started!

(Registration is not required to participate and fundraise, but will help ensure you receive the most current communication, support and information.)

A special message to our KMM participants from Dr. Braner, Physician-in-Chief at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Davis, Doernbecher's Vice Chair of Canine Affairs, has a word for our KMM students.