Transforming the lives of chronically ill children, and their families,
shifting all from surviving to thriving -- until cures are found. 
Making a difference often starts small. One simple act of kindness sparks another, and another, and another. The key is not keeping it a secret.

Thank you for not keeping Bounce a secret (and please keep telling everyone you know!). Similarly, we're not keeping one of our recent milestones a secret:

Earning the GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

"I am proud of our team for earning this prestigious recognition as part of our ongoing commitment to donor satisfaction, open communication and mission impact" said Corey Martens, board chair. As donors, volunteers, members and supporters, you should be equally proud of this accomplishment which you helped earn!

To reach the Platinum level, Bounce added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission.

The secret of our success is out! And Bounce can now share up-to-date metrics with all of you as well as with Guidestar's online audience.

Click here to view the impact you helped create in 2017.
With gratitude and hope that we Bounce even higher in 2018!
Joan M. Steltmann
Chief Executive Officer
Two 'Extra Special' Bounce It Forward ® Outings
Stuck at home for 365 Days?
That's Ella Joy's reality. But last month, she got to be "just a kid" again at Shopkins Live!

How? Bounce partnered with the theater to turn donated tickets into a private section, so the entire family could have unexpected fun and still keep Ella Joy safe from germs.
A hug from your favorite player?
Jocelyn lights up any room, but when you add Kris Bryant to the mix - what a special combo!

Her family knew 4 Weekend Passes to the Cubs Fan Convention equaled family time filled with amazing memories, but nobody knew it would mean personally meeting her favorite player.

...that's the shear power and impact of Bounce It Forward.

Unused tickets create
unexpected, magical moments for all!
Click here to donate tickets to Bounce It Forward in 2018!
Congratulations Bounce Boosters!
Last Saturday, Bounce Boosters hosted their first event and raised nearly $1,400!!!

100% of proceeds from a special spin class at Flywheel, followed by Happy Hour at Woodie's Flat, benefited Bounce.

Many thanks to Bounce Boosters , Flywheel Old Town , Woodie's Flat , and all who came out to sweat with Bounce!
P.S. Bounce Boosters are a group of highly motivated volunteers who focus on increasing visibility and awareness of Bounce, third party fundraising, and leveraging all volunteer talent.
Thanks to Happy New Year Bounce Back Kits ®
Bounce Families 'rang' in 2018 in style!
Our sincere gratitude to ULINE for donating the packing materials
for the kits and AgencyEA for being Bounce's Packing Partner!
On Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6 PM - 9 PM
The Bounce Emerging Leaders Board invites you to
"Best Bites" features regionally and nationally renowned chefs
facing off in a delicious competition for the very best bite.

Enjoy tasting all featured items and cast your vote for the very best bite.

"Best Bites" also offers Tito's Vodka Signature Cocktails, Cooper's Hawk Wine, Mystery Gift Bags, Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction Items, and mingling with Bounce Parents.

$75 Admission includes: 4 Chef's "Best Bites", 3 Drinks, 2 Desserts, and endless fun!

Click here to register today!
Easy ways to help Bounce in 3 minutes or less
1)  Refer a Family :   Give fun & friendship to a chronically ill kid and their family!

2)  Review Bounce :   Every voice matters & helps us remain a "Top-Rated" Nonprofit!

3)   #StartWithaSmile :   Shop AmazonSmile & transform lives!