Making a Difference

Every day, people like you make a difference in the life of a child at Kennedy Krieger.

Welcome! There are many ways to make a difference in a child’s life, and just as many stories about how people—like you—have helped us fulfill our mission. This blog tells those stories. Check back regularly for inspiring stories, reports from our special events, and information about new initiatives and opportunities for you to get involved.

  1. France-Merrick Foundation

    France-Merrick Foundation Commits $300,000 for Mental Health Services

    The France-Merrick Foundation granted $300,000 to help address the need for mental health services for children with disabilities.

  2. Hearst Foundation

    The Hearst Foundation Makes $125,000 Grant for Capital Campaign

    The Hearst Foundation is supporting Kennedy Krieger’s capital campaign with a $125,000 grant, allowing the Institute to construct a new building.

  3. Morgan

    Healing After a Concussion

    Morgan loves sports, and is known for her high energy and athleticism. But a sledding accident threatened to change that.

  4. ROAR

    Run, Walk & Roar to Help Kids at Kennedy Krieger!

    Join us on Saturday, April 30, 2016, for ROAR for Kids—a run, walk, and family festival to benefit kids, research, and programs.

  5. zTrip

    Move Over Uber - zTrip is here!

    Kennedy Krieger Institute is the designated charity for zTrip—a new app that lets you book a taxi or black car for now or for later.

  6. Postcard

    Alex's Quest to Change the World

    Inspired by his cousin Corey, 8, who has autism, Alex started designing and selling cards to raise money for autism research.

  7. Erickson Living

    Erickson Living Supports Team Kennedy Krieger

    Since 1996, Erickson Living has been a loyal supporter of Kennedy Krieger as a corporate sponsor for the annual Festival of Trees.

  8. Festival of Trees

    Santa Thanks You All the Way to the North Pole and Back!

    This year's Festival of Trees, held over Thanksgiving weekend, was a huge success with record-breaking attendance and funds raised.

  9. Research Spotlight

    Research Spotlight: Brain Differences in Boys vs. Girls with ADHD

    Research from Kennedy Krieger Institute found that ADHD manifests differently in the brains of girls than in the brains of boys.

  10. Rite Aid

    "Round Up" for Kennedy Krieger at Rite Aid

    When you enroll in wellness+Plenti and choose to round up purchases, Rite Aid will match every $500 designated to the Institute.

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