“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”  Hebrews 13:2 (NIV)

If you’ve known someone who was very sick, it was most likely very sad, scary, and downright overwhelming for that person and their family and friends. Imagine the feelings when that person is only a child, suffering from physical pain and fear of the unknown. That is why Guideposts Outreach created Comfort Kits, a unique gift for children in hospitals to remind them that they’re special, loved, and cared for during their time of need.

Since its creation in 2006, the Comfort Kit program has brightened the lives of over 160,000 children who are hospitalized or undergoing medical treatment. This bright blue box is packed with items designed to bring hope, spiritual reassurance, and smiles to children, parents, and medical professionals alike.

It is our goal that every hospitalized child in need of comfort and support received this special gift. With your help, we believe we can reach this goal of impacting the lives of children and their families nationwide. Find out how you can connect with the Comfort Kit program to make a difference today.

Make a Difference

Each Comfort Kit is like embracing a youngster in a warm hug, giving each boy and girl hope and encouragement at a difficult time. Your involvement - whether it is through donation, prayer or partnering with us - will ensure that we reach our goal to distribute 500,000 kits during the next five years. To donate to the Comfort Kit program, click here.

Kids Helping Kids

Children who want to get involved helping others in need have become some of our most enthusiastic fans. Schools, church groups, and youth organizations have taken on Comfort Kits as their cause, with amazing results. Can you believe that one Sunday School group collected enough loose change to provide multiple kits to their local hospital? Get involved with Kids Helping Kids today!


There is nothing like hearing the laughter of children, especially when tears give way to joy. See the pure delight when a hospitalized youngster opens a Comfort Kit for the first time, embraces Sparkle the Caring Star or happily spends a quiet moment writing or drawing his or her feelings in a new journal. The joy is contagious. Click here to experience that special Comfort Kit moment.

Be a Facebook Fan

Liking and following us on Facebook can uplift your day by seeing the joyful reactions of children, following Sparkle on his travels, and reading testimonials from people whose lives were blessed by Comfort Kits. Each time you visit our Facebook page you will find inspiration in daily postings and photos that reveal an inside look at how our kits positively impact others.

In the News

With Comfort Kits now used at hundreds of medical facilities, more people want to hear about the program’s message of hope, joy and encouragement. The proven effectiveness has caught the attention of the media which has loved sharing the “feel-good” story. Read more.


Comfort Kits are welcomed with open arms by children, their loved ones, and hospital staff. Many of these people eagerly share their wonderful experiences. To read some of these inspiring reviews, click here.

Photo Album

Sparkle the Caring Star and his team cover thousands of miles each year to visit medical centers that use Comfort Kits. Click here to see some of the moments we’ve captured of the joy Comfort Kits bring.

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