10 volunteers dedicated to bettering the well-being of children in need thought up a vision to directly touch the lives of families and children in their community. From that vision, HCCI was born in 2002.
Since then, our volunteers and supporters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help children in need across Indiana purchase medical equipment. The grants we provide assist families with purchases of costly items like wheelchair lifts, ear molds, adaptive tricycles, rolling shower chairs, hearing aids, and leg braces.
Our grants serve as a last resort for families who can’t get financial help from insurance, state agencies, or other funding options. It wears on our hearts that many families can’t get the assistance they need to make their child’s life easier, so we made it our mission to fill financial gaps for those who’ve exhausted all their options. We research each case, then work with sponsors and donors to fulfill accepted grant requests.
We live our mission by working with health care providers to find more children who need our help, and by hosting fundraising events in our local community to support our cause. Not only that, but to fund as many grants as we can, we keep operating costs under 3 percent and are a completely volunteer-run organization.
Helping Challenged Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.