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The Pinwheel Project has always believed that during a pediatric hospital stay, children and their loved ones deserve and need an extra layer of comfort and support. We achieve this goal by working to keep spirits higher and stress levels lower. All of our programming is provided at no cost to the kids, families or hospitals regardless of diagnosis, length of stay or ability to pay. And when all possible medical treatment fails, we a committed to making sure that the child enjoys the best quality of life possible for whatever time they may have.

Without a doubt the most important thing we provide are the human touches that might seem small but make an incredible difference – a smile, a special snack, a new toy and a sympathetic ear for weary families and fearful patients. The emotional and practical support we bring insures that kids and families won’t ever feel alone during this difficult time. Our commitment extends to helping children experience the best “quality of life” during their time in Palliative and Hospice Care. The young patients we meet are truly amazing as they inspire us daily with their strength and courage.

We became a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in 2004 and the majority of our work continues to be at children’s hospitals in the Greater New York Area. Our programming is growing all the time as we strive to meet the needs of the children and their loved ones. Over 90% of all money raised by The Pinwheel Project goes directly toward the programs and services we provide. We rely on the kindness and generosity of friends and donors like you to help make all we do possible. It’s you, our benefactors, who enable us to touch thousands of lives every year in such meaningful ways. The goal is to wrap our arms around the entire family during this extremely stressful time in their lives.

We invite you to explore our website and find out how your help can make a genuine difference in the life of a hospitalized child. 


The Pinwheel Project wishes to thank our wonderful friends at the:



for their incredibly generous support of our mission.  Jason Nazmiyal and his amazing staff are great believers in protecting our children and families - especially during the stress of a pediatric hospital stay.  Jason’s commitment to us is just one more example of his love of children and his community.  Please visit the website of his wonderful and exciting business that focuses on filling the world with some of the most beautiful antique rugs, tapestries and textiles ever produced. Many thanks to Jason and his fabulous crew!

Our Mission

"We are dedicated to the idea that children and families affected by a pediatric hospital stay deserve an extra measure of comfort and kindness. Our commitment is to promote healing by providing practical assistance, emotional support and a reason to smile during this difficult time."

Welcome to the online home of The Pinwheel Project. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity that is devoted to providing comfort and support for hospitalized children and their families. Our services are offered at no cost to patients, their loved ones or the participating hospital. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

EIN# 20-1085227

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