Located in Central Minnesota, Kids of Valor is a faith-based nonprofit organization created to build relationships with families who are financially challenged and those who have a child facing a life-threatening medical situation. We have created a support system among these families by granting them the opportunity to participate in multiple fun activities together. It is our commitment to have a short-term and long-term impact on the lives of these children.
Valor means "great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle." Our logo is inspired by the biblical story of David and Goliath. David, in the biggest challenge he would ever face, took down the giant with a single stone. The children and families in our program are facing giants of their own, whether it be illness or financial crisis.
"In 2001, my brother-in-law's son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the age of 5. My brother-in-law started drinking heavily as he had nobody to turn to that might understand what he was going through. His wife divorced him and all his brothers abandoned him because he could not keep his family together. I can't help but wonder if things might have been different had there been a support system for him and his family." - Kids of Valor Supporter
Former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry spoke at Heritage Church in Baxter October 2nd as part of a fundraiser for Kids of Valor, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families struggling with financial or medical circumstances. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch