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We're raising scholarships funds in a new way—in lieu of our annual silent auction. The conference will be during Halloween, so let's have a little fun by creating a pumpkin patch driven by your donations. Each donation will add something new to the scene. Want to see who donated the item?  Just click on it to reveal the donor’s name.  If you want to donate anonymously, please state that when you purchase the item.  We’ll honor your request. Watch our virtual pumpkin patch grow as donations are made throughout the conference!

We're excited for you to try it out and contribute in a fun, virtual, and meaningful way.

If you have any questions, please contact

How It Works

  1. View the pumpkin patch online.
  2. Select a digital item to add to the scene.
  3. Pay through PayPal.
    You can "pay as a guest" with a debit/credit card or login to pay with a PayPal account.
  4. Watch it grow!
    Donations will be added to the virtual scene daily from Monday, October 26, 2020 to Friday, November 13, 2020!

Imagine being a young child and losing a parent in a work-related injury.  Not only would you lose your mentor, your source of protection and your provider, but you would likely lose out on much of the future you had planned for too.  In 2018 alone, 122 Tennesseans went to work in the morning and did not return home that evening.  They died at work, leaving far too many children to face the stark reality of life without a parent. 

According to the U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 5,250 fatal occupational injuries in the U.S. in 2018.  While it is unknown how many children were affected nationwide, 3,308 of those fatalities were workers between the ages of 20 and 55 – what many would consider to be the most formative years of parenthood.  Children of these workers will no longer be able to count on the income of the injured or killed parent.  Accompanying the grief of loss or the need to care for an injured parent is the increased likelihood that these children will not be able to afford a college education.  Here in Tennessee, Kids’ Chance helps to meet that need.

Logo for the Kids' Chance organization

What is Kids' Chance?

Kids’ Chance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created to provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job.  Kids’ Chance believes that by investing in our children’s future, we can provide them with the resources to afford a college education, so they can make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.  Since its inception, Kids’ Chance has awarded over 6,500 scholarships totaling over $20 million.

This Page Last Updated: October 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM