Teen Kits

Our dedicated volunteers help assemble over 2,000 kits and pillows every year to ship to hospitalized teenagers nationwide. Newly admitted teenage patients, ages 13 and up, battling cancer and life-threatening illnesses receive these Teen Kits that contain comfort items specifically designed by teens for teens to meet their unique needs during their hospital stay.

The Teen Kits include:

  • Custom Nylon Victorious Backpack
  • Custom Bandana Pillow
  • Victorious Bandana
  • Bandana Head Cap
  • Bandana Band Bracelet
  • Teen Activity Journal
  • Reading Light
  • Playing Cards
  • Lip Balm
  • Socks
  • Tic-Tac mints
  • Victorious Pen
  • Friendship Bracelet Kit
  • The Victorious Voice Newsletter


If you were one of the courageous teens that received a Teen Kit and/or Bandana Pillow, we hope it put a smile on your face! We would love to hear from you! Email us at teens@arvf.org

Click here to take a quick survey to let us know what you liked and would like to see in future Teen Kits to help other teens just like you!



"…the kit was a Godsend.  Please keep providing these spirit-lifting gifts – they mean so much to the teens receiving them.” - Parent of a hospitalized teen


"Thank you for the bag of treats that the Child Life Staff brought me while staying in the hospital.  These gifts brightened my day and were able to make me smile.” - Chandler –Teenage patient at Dell Children’s Hospital


"Thank you for your Teen Kit & Bandana Pillow. I received it today during my impatient stay at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Thank you so much for what you are doing <3" - Karolina –Teenage patient


“The kits are perfect!  They now have everything they need to make them more comfortable during their hospital stay." - Child Life Specialist, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson


“WOW! This was a wonderful surprise for my 15-year-old son Scott, who has metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma.  He has gone through so much for the last 6 months and was in a 5-day chemo treatment when your gifts came.  Don’t change a thing!  Thank you for the smiles!!” - Judy from Madison, Wisconsin


“Our teens benefit so much from these programs and we simply couldn’t offer them without support from friends like ARVF."- Associate Vice President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


 "I have to tell you, I gave Dan that pillow to rest his head on, and he eventually did lie down. He finally relaxed and fell asleep during the rest of the four hour treatment. That pillow was an amazing gift from an angel! Thank you so much for creating these pillows for teens." - Parent of a hospitalized teen

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