Heroes for Little Heroes is a registered Canadian nonprofit organization that provides support for medically vulnerable and disadvantaged children through youth volunteers at no cost. We provide princess character visits to children in local hospitals and social service institutions of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Our organization provides a variety of services to these children at no cost. These services include: bedside visits, arts and crafts, book readings, and individual visits. In addition, we hold fundraising events throughout the year in our local community to support such children and their families. We strive to provide the highest possible standard of service and guarantee that the experiences we provide are nothing short of magical!
Have courage and be kind. For where there is kindness there is goodness, and where there is goodness there is magic.
Heroes for Little Heroes is a locally-run organization that was founded by Teagan MacDougall in Kelowna, British Columbia. As a university student, Teagan started volunteering in the emergency department and performed patient visitations at her local general hospital. After visiting the patients in pediatrics, she thought her visits with medically vulnerable children might be a little more exciting if she was dressed bearing resemblance to familiar princesses.
After seeing how happy these princess visits made the children, Teagan knew this had to be larger than herself. Driven by her lifetime goal of helping as many people as possible, in the biggest way possible, Teagan recruited kind-hearted friends and paired with local organizations to support the children that were visited. And thus, these humble visits grew exponentially and Heroes for Little Heroes came to fruition!
Through our volunteers, our goal is to foster hope, bravery, and kindness in the children we visit and bring them happiness and a sense of magic during some of the most difficult times of their lives. We hope to teach children that anyone can be a hero or princess if they have courage and be kind.
Our services include:
Bedside character visits
Arts and crafts
* Please see our COVID-19 page to learn about our various services provided to the larger community during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please note that Heroes for Little Heroes is not an entertainment or birthday party company. We supply our services to hospitals, social services institutions, and families with children that qualify. Please enquire on our contact page for any questions.