This special funding was established to improve the quality of life of children who have a parent or guardian with MS or who have MS themselves. The funds will offer children the opportunity to participate in childhood activities that might not be possible otherwise.
Examples of what can be funded: Organized sports teams; Team uniforms; Boy/Girl Scouts; School clothes; School pictures; Field Trips; Musical Instruments; Music/Art lessons; YMCA/YWCA memberships; Other activities.
Guidelines for receiving funding:
- Both parent and child must live in chapter area.
- Child must be 18 years of age or younger.
- A financial assistance application must be completed and an agreement made before any expenditure.
- The chapter does not reimburse individuals.
- Income limits and financial guidelines apply.
- Requests are limited to one request per child per year.
- There is no guarantee of availability of funds.
- Priority will be given to families who have not received funding.
- Receiving funding one year does not automatically guarantee funding for next year.
For additional details or to receive an application, please call the chapter at (919) 834-0678 or 1-800 FIGHT MS.
Camp Chestnut Ridge
MS Adventures at Camp Chestnut Ridge is a weekend retreat for kids ages 10-14 who have a parent or guardian living with multiple sclerosis. It is held on an annual basis in August and is offered to families free of charge. Kids are offered the opportunity to meet other children who share similar life experiences. Kids also participate in recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, camp fires and other games. For more information about camp or other family programs, please call 1-800-344-4867.
See photos of the 2011 Camp Chestnut Ridge.
Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.
National MS Society Scholarship Program
MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. The Society's scholarship program exists to help people with MS and their children pursue full-time, postsecondary education at college or technical school. Learn more.
Brochures for Children & Teenagers
Click here for additional publications for children and teenagers.