In of April of 2011, at the age of 10, Kendra Springs was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Kendra went through multiple treatments, including chemotherapy, surgery, transplants and immunotherapy. Throughout her time in the hospital, she wanted to help the other children battling cancer. Driven by her own experience, Kendra created Kendra’s Call for Komfort, an organization focused on providing comfort to children in hospitals through gift bags filled with clothes, games, toys and other items tailored to the child’s interests.
Kendra and her family founded the Kendra’s Call for Komfort fund and obtained its 501c3 status through the Hendricks County Community Foundation. This partnership has helped Kendra’s Call for Komfort carry out its mission by increasing the organization’s reach, capabilities and visibility in the community.
Kendra’s Call for Komfort continues to develop and operate out of Hendricks County, supporting families within the community and throughout central Indiana. By delivering care packages to hospitals, collaborating with local businesses and schools for fundraisers and hosting events, Kendra’s Call for Komfort focuses on the power of generosity in the community.
“I am so thankful to HCCF for all of their support in making my dream of giving back come true,” Kendra said. “The support of HCCF has allowed us to focus on giving back in the way we wanted and made it easy on us. We could not have accomplished what we have without the help of HCCF.”