Peter Pan Children's FundPeter Pan Children's Fund

 

Children...

Join the birthday club and help children in the hospital or part of an organization.

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Teenagers...

Learn about philanthropy.

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Parents and Guardians...

The Peter Pan story can teach your children about giving.

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Educators...

Use Peter Pan in the classroom for enriched learning.

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Young at Heart...

You do not have to be a child to join the fun.

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Hospitals / Organizations...

Encourage a new generation of philanthropists.

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Second Star to the Right...

A special award for generosity.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital

 
 

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Cathy Rigby

Cathy Rigby, Broadway star and two-time Olympian gymnast, is the Honorary Chairperson of the Peter Pan Children's Fund and promotes the charity to audiences all over America. Read about Cathy's Centennial Tour of Peter Pan.

Read more about Cathy at http://www.mccoyrigby.com

 
 

John Capozzi

A friend of PPCF, author John Capozzi, who has over 15 million of his work in distribution and who has historically given 100% of his royalties to nonprofit organizations, has just completed his seventh book called Getting it Done.

It is a book about getting ahead in business and life and is a perfect gift for anyone of any age. John has agreed to give our organization $5 per book if you put our code in the PayPal box (PP 1234) upon check out. You will also get a 10% discount on the purchase.

Please visit Getting It Done and check out this great book.

 
 

Julia Hart

In 1992, a young girl named Julia Hart decided to give up birthday presents and raise money for a children's hospital. Her generous gesture would later inspire other young people to become philanthropists. This was the beginning of the Peter Pan Birthday Club.

Read more about Julia and her instrumental role in the Peter Pan Children's Fund.

 

Here's an exciting new idea for classroom learning.

For 100 years, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and all the other wonderful characters created by J.M. Barrie have delighted children and the young at heart, yet the philanthropic legacy of the story is relatively unknown.

In an effort to bring attention to James Barrie's gift of the Peter Pan copyright to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Peter Pan Children's Fund introduced "Get Hooked on Peter Pan" for elementary and middle school students. This unique education program offers meaningful learning activities using both language and expressive arts to create a unique celebration of the classic and promote awareness of the charitable legacy.

Get Hooked on Peter Pan is a comprehensive study of the Peter Pan story offered to teachers and parents that integrates curriculum areas and enhances character education. The program involves all standard subject areas including reading comprehension, creative writing, social studies, science, mathematics, creative and performing arts, character development, social and entrepreneurial skills.

Students are engaged in meaningful learning activities using both language and expressive arts to create a unique celebration of the story and promote awareness of the charitable legacy of Peter Pan. Projects are developed specific to the grade level of the students. Suggested teaching strategies support most state standards.

Individual class projects have the potential to evolve to a school-wide or district-wide initiative that includes a fundraising component to benefit a children's hospital.

To find out how you can introduce this to your students, contact us for more information, or view our educational brochure.

From Fairy Tale to Philanthropy

"All children, except one, grow up,' says Sir James Barrie in 1904 in his magical play, "Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up."

For 100 years, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and all the other wonderful characters created by J.M. Barrie have delighted children and the young at heart, yet the philanthropic legacy of the story is relatively unknown: before his death, he gave the Peter Pan story rights and royalties to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. With every performance or film or book published, GOSH is entitled to a royalty fee. Thanks to the enduring popularity of Peter, Wendy and Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and the ticking crocodile, this hospital continues to benefit from the Peter Pan endowment.

Read the full story here...