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Bringing Hope to Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Benefiting the Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence


Levine Children's Hospital

K Is For Kidneys helps to raise funds through engaging community programs and initiatives. We’d love for you to get involved with our foundation. We depend on your support in order to improve lives and make the world a better place for generations to come. Join us today to learn all about volunteering and donating options.

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Who We Are & What We Do

We Make It Easy to Help Great Kids!

K Is For Kidneys, located in the heart of the Carolinas, is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping children with chronic kidney disease. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of children who need help within the community. We partner with the Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence at Levine Children's Hospital.

Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.

“We must lessen the defeats of chronic kidney disease and build upon the triumphs. We must strive to ensure that our young patients embrace life and define for themselves, who they are and who they will be in spite of the hurdles they encounter. They must be triumphant as the WINNER - not their chronic illness.

I earnestly ask your support for K Is For Kidneys and all those impacted by chronic kidney disease. IT REALLY DOES MATTER. THESE KIDS REALLY MATTER.”

Susan F. Massengill, MD
Section Head, Pediatric Specialty Care Division
Director, Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Levine Children’s Hospital

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What We Do

Karaoke for Kidneys

When our daughter, Elowen, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she and her two older sisters, Kate and Lulu, decided to host a neighborhood talent show. They wanted to raise money and buy toys for the patients at Levine Children's Hospital. Over the years, the backyard talent show has grown into a lovely, annual, community event. You'll find Elowen, Kate and Lulu gladly rockin' a chorus of their favorite karaoke jam. 

It's big, big fun!

Koins for Kidneys

Each year, Koins for Kidneys helps to raise money and celebrate National Kidney Month. Volunteers, from around Charlotte, distribute a Koins for Kidneys collection tote. We gather the coins and use those funds to provide financial support for families throughout the Carolinas. The funds help off-set the costs of travel expenses while children are receiving treatment at the Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence.

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"Levine Children's Hospital was built by the community, for the community, and the care and services we offer are made better every day by community friends like the Smiths and K is For Kidneys. We are so grateful for Kyle and Jen's genuine and passionate support of the Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence at Levine Children's Hospital."

Mark Griffith

Vice President of Development

Atrium Health Foundation


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