YES! I want to help support the work of the Kids Center today.

Donate Now - Our operation is fueled by your donation to our annual fundraising efforts. You can give via check or Visa/MasterCard. Mail in your donation or contact the Development Office at (502) 635-6397 or Email Here.

Help us keep costs down by doing a Collection Drive! Click here for our Wish List. Families, individuals, churches, companies - anyone can help us keep our supply and administrative costs down by doing a collection drive.

Make a gift of stock - there are many tax advantages to giving a gift of appreciated stock to the Kids Center. Contact the Development Office at (502) 635-6397 or Email us to find out how to make a gift today.

Corporate Matching - does your company match gifts to non-profit agencies? If so, please contact the Development Office to find out how we can multiply the impact of your giving.

Leave a Lasting Donation - help ensure the future of our agency by making a permanent gift to the Kids Center. This can be done through:
  • Leaving the center in your will.
  • As the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Through a trust or other vehicle in your estate plan.
Contact the Development Office at (502) 635-6397 or Email us.

Your gift is tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 502-635-6397 or Email Here.

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"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
-James Barrie

We'd love for you to get involved in our work to help children with special needs.

We offer ways for people to become involved through... :

Spanish Interpreter - we need someone to come to the Center during therapy for several of our Spanish-speaking families. Please contact Janet Meet at (502) 635-6397, x28, or if you are interested.

Group Projects - the agency has several events for families that a group can sponsor or help with. Events in include a Halloween party, Christmas Party, and Easter Egg Hunt. To find out what events are coming up and/or to offer your group to help plan an event, contact the Development Office, at (502) 635-6397 or Email Here.

Special Events - the annual Walk&RollWalk Team is in May. A team is formed each year to plan the event, recruit participants, and secure sponsors. We also have a Holiday Fashion Show in November, with plenty of opportunities to volunteer and sponsor. If you like working on events, please contact the Development Office at (502) 635-6397 or Email Here.

Marketing Team - skilled volunteers needed to help with newsletter, marketing materials, media relations, and long-term strategic marketing issues. For more information, contact the Development Office, at (502) 635-6397 or Email Here.

Development Team - volunteers who are passionate about the mission of the organization and willing to invite others to give their financial backing to our efforts. Activities include annual campaign, sponsor recruitment, grant research and writing, along with building our planned giving program. For more information, contact the Development Office at (502) 635-6397 or Email Here.

For a full listing of current volunteer needs, Click Here.

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The Heart Pin Project

What started out as a small one-time project to help supplement... the fund raising efforts of the annual Kids Center Fashion Show in 2005, Dr Lehocky’s Heart Project grown over the ensuing 11 years to a projectHeart Pins that has generated over $310,000 for the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. And there seems to be no end in sight.

Dr Ronald Lehocky, a community pediatrician since 1974 and a volunteer on the Center's Board of Trustees, designs and constructs each heart individually from a versatile medium called polymer clay. The clay comes in a variety of brilliant colors which can be blended and tinted then manipulated into a myriad of designs which are then used to decorate the surface of the hearts. After curing (hardening) the clay in a convection oven, most of the pins are sanded and buffed by hand to give them a subtle gloss. Each pin is unique (like all the clients served at the center).

100% of the money raised from donations ($10 per heart pin) goes into a designated fund to provide continuing education for our wonderful and dedicated team of therapists (the Heart of the center) so we can continue to provide the most up to date therapies for our clients.

Heart Pins

Thanks to all these retailers who have so generously embraced the Heart project and who take no profit for their efforts.

For those interested out-of-town donors who would like to obtain hearts you can contact Dr. Lehocky at or message him on Facebook (Ron Lehocky).

As this one man project enters its eleventh year it continues to grow. On September 30 2009 at the Bell Award Ceremony, Dr. Lehocky was pleased to announce that he had completed over 10,000 heart pins. As of Spring 2016, he has completed 34,500 hearts and plans to continue for many more years to come.

Dr. Lehocky's heart pins can be purchased at the following locations:
  • The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies
    982 Eastern Parkway
  • Dee's Crafts
    5045 Shelbyville Road
  • Baptist East Hospital Gift Shop
  • Thelma's at the Galt House
  • Two Chicks and Company
    12121 Shelbyville Rd.
  • Heitzman's Bakery
    9426 Shelbyville Rd at Hurstbourne
  • Burning Bush Grille&Mediterranean Cafe
    13206 W. US 42, Prospect
  • Sisters Tea Parlor&Gifts
    4765 Fox Run Road, Buckner
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts
    715 West Main St, Louisville, KY
  • Gallery JanJoBee
    in Melwood Art Center

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