EIN 20-3825973

Mikey's Way Foundation

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The purchase of electronics for hospitalized pediatric cancer and chronically ill children and the improvement of hospital entertainment facilities for the hospitals that treat such children nationwide. To enrich the lives of children suffering from c...
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Program areas at Mikey's Way Foundation

Mikey's Way day: a Mikey's Way day is when we visit select hospitals to distribute wi-fi ready, portable, electronic devices to children undergoing long-term treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We go room to room with our "connection cart", meeting each child for an individual one on one experience. The children then pick the electronic device that works best for them. The gift is theirs to keep. We are inspired by our founder's vision to create an atmosphere of hope, excitement and encouragement for patients and their families as they struggle through the misery of long-term treatment.by keeping young minds active in something they enjoy and connected to friends and loved ones, patients are better able to tolerate the physical effects of long-treatment. Internet-ready electronic devices have become a vital tool to help children and teens cope, by providing both diversion and connection. Devices distributed include laptop computers, tablets, ipod touch, etc. These devices can also serve as counseling opportunities for hospital personnel as well as a means to direct care-givers to accurate post-procedure care. The nature of the electronics we distribute allow our Mikey's Way days to have a lasting impact not only on the patients but on the caregivers and healthcare professionals as well.an added benefit of a Mikey's Way day is the sense of empowerment it provides to the patient. A recent abstract from the us national library of medicine shows that patient empowerment is a core principle of patient-centered care. Allowing the patient to positively affect his or her own health behavior and health status at a time when so many other parts of their lives are outside of their control can help improve outcomes. The abstract confirms that empowerment interventions may enhance patients' internal locus of control, resilience, coping skills, and self-management of symptoms. A critical component of a Mikey's Way day is allowing the child to choose the device which they feel will best provide diversion and connection. This empowerment, coupled with the benefits of diversion and connection, positively impacts his/her ability to cope at a time when the child and family are most in need.the experience of a Mikey's Way day is always therapeutic and often transformational!
Mikey's playroom initiative:our Mikey's playroom initiative provides electronics that remain at the hospital to help enhance the play and teen room experience. At the request of hospital staff, we supply the hematology/oncology child life play and teen rooms with various electronics, including large screen tv's computers, gaming systems, etc. These electronics offer additional counseling opportunities for trained hospital personnel.in 2019, we gifted over 1,000 patients with our Mikey's Way day and Mikey's wish list programs.
Mikey's wish list:through the Mikey's wish list program, wishes can be fulfilled for pediatric patients who could not be reached on a Mikey's Way day. A child life specialist will assist the child in completing a Mikey's wish list form for an appropriate electronic device. The form is either faxed or emailed to our office and the gift is packaged and mailed back to the patient within 24 to 36 hours.

Who funds Mikey's Way Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Rabinowitz Charitable FoundationUnrestricted$18,555
United Way WorldwideGeneral Charitable Operation$10,438
Fred R and Hazel W Carstensen Memorial FoundationPrograms$6,250
...and 3 more grants received

Personnel at Mikey's Way Foundation

Leslie FriedmanPresident$75,000
Michael CallahanTreasurer$0
Brian FriedmanSecretary$0
Ken TirohnChairman$0

Financials for Mikey's Way Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$496,653
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$2,055
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$498,708

Form 990s for Mikey's Way Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-13990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-12-27990View PDF
2015-122017-01-19990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Nelco Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $18,555 from Rabinowitz Charitable Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 30, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
June 20, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersPublic health orgsHealth organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disordersCancer
Conducts researchFundraising eventsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
2228 Black Rock Turnpike No 311
Fairfield, CT 06825
Metro area
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
Fairfield County, CT
Website URL
(203) 873-0671
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E86: Patient Services
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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