Bags of Fun exists to bring joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition.

In addition to the pediatric patients that we already serve, Bags of Fun has partnered with Denver Health’s Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatric Unit to provide bags to pediatric mental health patients. As you can imagine, children have been faced with additional barriers and stressors augmented by COVID-19 impacting their mental health. And most recently, Children’s Hospital Colorado has declared a Mental Health “State of Emergency” for Youth Mental Health after an unprecendented number of children 8 and older have reported needing immediate treatment for suicidal thoughts and attempts – naming suicide as the leading cause of death for Colorado’s children.

We Empower Engagement

By creating meaningful employee engagement opportunities, we create stronger impact.

Charles Schwab is proud to promote understanding and awareness around mental health alongside our dedicated Employee Resource Groups and Community Ambassadors.

Please join us throughout October to make an impact!

Featured Events hosted by ERG Leaders

Bags of Fun Card Writing Activity
October 21, 26 and 28
Stop by the NEXT table to provide a handwritten note of encouragement that will be placed in the bags. Click here to learn more and sign up. Opportunity available in-person, only.

Storytime with Chuckles the Frog
All October, Online
Join SPAN and Bags of Fun to experience stories read by Chuckles the Frog on YouTube.

I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont – High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves–inside and out.

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon – Introduces readers to a beloved character in Penguin and Pinecone–a book about friendship that will warm your heart!

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang – Perfect for young children learning how to deal with confusing feelings, especially during the transition back to school.

Hello World by Kelly Corrigan – Celebrates the people in our lives and the meaningful connections we make that come from asking each other questions.

We’re Invested in Giving Back

We’re invested in making a difference in the places where we live and work through our time, talent, and financial resources.

Due to the ongoing health crisis exacerbated by COVID, the Denver Business Council has pledged $10,000 in charitable donations supporting mental health programming.

  • $5,000 to Bags of Fun to help purchase mental health themed bags
  • $5,000 to Denver Health Foundation benefiting Children in the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

As a special one-time incentive, the Denver Business Council will provide up to $5,000 in additional funding to augment employee donations made to Bags of Fun through October 31. *No minimum required.

We have reached 35 bags and our goal is 150 bags.

 

Participate in the online challenge
When:October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Make a personal contribution to Bags of Fun.

Don’t forget to request your employee match through Schwab Gives. Charles Schwab Foundation will match employee gifts to eligible nonprofit organizations at a ratio of 1:1, up to $1,000 per employee, per calendar year. Your donation will help Bags of Fun purchase mental health themed ‘bags’ benefiting pediatric patients with significant emotional and mental health issues being cared for at the Denver Health Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatric Unit.

Ease stress with a $25 Donation

Help give children and their families access to items they would not normally have access to due to social and economic hardship.

Provide a distraction with a $50 Donation

Help children and their families with a playful distraction from the fears of mental and physical illness.

Create a positive education experience with a $100 Donation

Provides playful, educational items for children seeking and receiving both mental and physical health support/treatment.

Help children transition from inpatient to outpatient mental health treatment with a $180 Donation

Provides a complete transition Bag of Fun for Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Denver Health, including stress relievers, toiletries, clothing and relevant toys.

Give Joy, Laughter and Relief with a $400 Donation

Donation to purchase a Bag of Fun for a child in the fight of their life.

Would you like to give your time to help?

Charles Schwab employees have given over 100 volunteer hours helping Bags of Fun give joy, laughter & relief to children in Colorado.