Transforming the lives of chronically ill children, and their families,
shifting all from surviving to thriving - until cures are found. 
August is marked with polar opposites: end-of-summer vacations and the re-establishing of 'old' routines. While some say opposites attract, I tend to disagree, especially when re-adjusting to "real life" after a some much needed R&R (and I love my job!).

That's why during August, Bounce is extra focused on easing the challenges everyone, especially Bounce Families, face during times of transitions. Bounce extends even more opportunities for families to interact with the Bounce Community, sends surprise doses of fun, and proactively thinks ahead about what our families want, need, and deserve.

A snapshot of the resources to help families 'Bounce' through transitions:

  • Bounce Bash®: waterslides, da Bears, & Blue Man Group (record high demand!)
  • Bounce It Forward®: games at Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, & Soldier Field
  • Bounce Back Kits®: kicking off a new school year with relaxation-themed kits
  • Bounce Academy®: "Letting Go" workshop for parents - coming this fall
  • Bounce Net®: resources posted weekly to support kids & families

These programs, offered to all Bounce Families at no cost, are made possible by your support!

My sincere gratitude for your continued support in helping deliver the Bounce mission.
Joan M. Steltmann
Chief Executive Officer
National Relaxation Day Bounce Back Kits®
 ~ because if anyone needs & deserves relaxation, its Bounce Family members~
An enormous thank you to
The Blue Buffalo Company
for generously sponsoring this entire round of Bounce Back Kits !
Special thanks to:
  • Barefoot Books for donating Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace for every family
  • Berlin Packaging for donating jars for DIY Rice Search & Find Activity
  • ULINE for donating boxes and bubble wrap
  • Blue Buffalo Company National Sales Team for packing all 260+ kits
Bounce Bash® Chicago Bears Training Camp

~ a magical day: watching practice, meeting coaches/players & making memories ~
Head Coach, Matt Nagy,
with a Bounce Kiddo and his 2 brothers
#38 Adrian Amos
with a Bounce Kiddo & his brother
Married at Soldier Field ten years ago,
this Bounce Dad said attending Training Camp left him "speechless!"
#75 Kyle Long
with a Bounce Family
Generously sponsored by our friends at:
Bounce is hosting a fundraiser at City Barbeque on
Thursday, August 23rd (TOMORROW)!

Come out and show your support while enjoying some 'que
and Bounce will get 25% back!!
Bounce Bash® End-of-Summer Pool Party at Barefoot Bay

~ fun in the sun, lots of good splashing, and plenty of new friendships ~
Bounce has earned the
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Charity Seal

Having met, or exceeded, all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability, Bounce is proud to have earned this distinction!

Of the ~35,000 Illinois not-for-profits, only one-half of one percent complete the application process and only 50% of applicants are deemed to have met the standards and follow industry best practices for Governance, Financial Management, and Effectiveness. Of note, the BBB criteria are the same as those of the Wise Giving Alliance which accredits national not-for-profits.

To learn more about the BBB Charity Seal or to review Bounce's application, click here .
#StartWithaSmile for your Back-to-School Needs

~ A portion of your purchase can directly benefit Bounce Kiddos & their families ~

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Start now by bookmarking AmazonSmile --
and all your shopping will help transform the lives of Bounce Families.