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You could win Chiefs playoff tickets!

January 5, 2017 |

Congratulations to Joel Cash!! First Hand will contact you directly to arrange for ticket pick-up. Thank you to everyone who bought into the raffle. Your donations will directly support our First Hand programs. Enjoy the game, Joel! Stay tuned for more raffles throughout 2017. Who’s ready for some football? The NFL Playoffs are here, and... Read more


EVE with First Hand 2017

January 5, 2017 |

Happy 2017! The First Hand Ambassadors Board hosted a stellar sold out New Year’s Eve party at Kansas City’s Rockhill Grille. Hundreds of guests and 35 volunteers indulged in a three-level venue which included open bar, appetizers and a champagne toast. Attendees spent the countdown to midnight dancing to the stylings of DJ Ashton Martin... Read more


Give Back on #GivingTuesday (Nov 29th)

November 22, 2016 |

After Thanksgiving comes Black Friday. Black Friday brings Cyber Monday. And Cyber Monday brings #GivingTuesday. On November 29th, we encourage you to join this global day of giving back by supporting First Hand. Our Love Bag program needs some restocking so that we can continue to provide comfort items to children in need. Not sure... Read more


2016 Gatsby Gala Masquerade Ball Recap

October 31, 2016 |

On October 29, 2016, we hosted our annual Masquerade Ball! Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored or volunteered. The Gatsby Gala was alive with the wing tips tapping, feather boas flying, and fringed skirts swinging. It was truly a jazz fest to remember. Kansas City’s Union Station was the perfect venue for our 1920s theme,... Read more


Cayden

September 27, 2016 |

Meet Cayden, a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed in a car accident and who needed an immense amount of therapy for the chance to ever walk again. See how far he’s come since that accident. Special thanks to Craig Hospital for providing footage of Cayden during his therapy sessions.


September 2016

September 8, 2016 |

The CDC approved $229,243 to help 103 children. Among the recipients were: Walter, a five-year-old boy with right hemiplegia from a stroke. He was provided funding for intensive therapy. Gael, a five-month-old boy with congenital heart defects. He was provided funding for open heart surgery. Heidy, a 12-year-old girl with obstructive sleep apnea. She was... Read more


August 2016

August 11, 2016 |

The CDC approved $208,906 to help 106 children. Among the recipients were: Shi-Ting, a five-year-old boy with a rare Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease. He was provided funding for a wheelchair. Hillary, a two-year-old girl with hearing loss. She was provided funding for speech, language and auditory therapy. Jose, a two-month-old baby boy with club foot. He was... Read more


2016 Rolling with First Hand Recap

July 28, 2016 |

On July 23, 2016, 177 riders and 14 sponsors joined us for our Rolling for First Hand motorcycle dice run. Thank you to these riders, sponsors, hundreds of raffle ticket buyers, and countless volunteers for supporting the event. You helped us raise $24,000! Riders beat out the heat to enjoy some beautiful scenery and camaraderie... Read more


July 2016

July 15, 2016 |

The CDC approved $260,575 to help 114 children. Among the recipients were: Sadie, a four-year-old girl with Down syndrome. She was provided funding for intensive speech therapy. Dylan, a seventeen-year-old boy with a traumatic brain injury. He was provided funding for a foot drop system. Aniket, an eleven-year-old boy with myelodysplastic syndrome. He was provided... Read more


June 2016

July 15, 2016 |

The CDC approved $131,234 to help 60 children. Among the recipients were: Austin, a 17-year-old boy with intermittent monocular esotropia. He was provided funding for vision therapy. Ikram, a one-year-old boy with a ventricular septal defect. He was provided funding for open heart surgery. Mathias, a 13-year-old boy with a biliary obstruction. He was provided... Read more