Teen 'Welcome' Kits

Time in the hospital means time away from school, friends and the life they knew. It becomes critical for these teens, who are facing the battle of their lives, to maintain a sense of connection to their family, friends, and lifestyle in order to battle their treatments with a solid frame of mind, courage, and determination.

Our Teen 'Welcome' Kit Program is designed to support hospitalized teens, ages 13 and older, who are treated for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. The backpack contains items that are useful and fun to meet their unique needs while in the hospital, or at home.

Our dedicated volunteers help assemble Teen Kits and handcraft Bandana Pillows for over 2,000 teenagers across the country every year! Since 2005, over 22,000 hospitalized teens and young adults have received one of these Teen 'Welcome' Kits!

Teen 'Welcome' Kits 

New Teen 'Welcome' Kit Backpack & Bandana Pillow for 2024!

Teen Kits may include:

  • Custom Nylon Victorious Backpack, and Custom 'Bandana Pillow'
  • What are you "Stronger Than"? T-shirt
  • Writing Journal, and Multicolor Pen
  • Adult Coloring Books, and Broad Line Markers 
  • Arts & Craft Kit
  • Puzzle Books
  • Socks
  • Fidget Novelties, and Hand-held Games
  • Card Games
  • Moisturizing Lip Balm


If you were one of the courageous teens that received a Teen Kit and Bandana Pillow, we hope it put a smile on your face! We would love to hear from you! Want to share your story with us?  Email us at [email protected]and/or take this 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!

Are you or someone you know a brave teen being treated for cancer or life-threatening illness and would like to receive one of our Teen Kits & Bandana Pillows? Email us at [email protected] with a subject line "Teen Kit Request."

If you are a Child Life Specialist or Hospital Development Officer with questions on how to get Teen Kits and Bandana Pillows to your hospital, please email us at [email protected]!

For a listing of all Victorious 4 Teens Program Locations

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