Our Mission

To deliver a Bag of Fun to every child fighting a long-term or life-threatening condition.

Our Vision

We exist to bring joy, laughter and relief to every child whose health and happiness is threatened and/or compromised.

Our Core Values


We foster genuine care and respect by understanding and responding to the needs of our community.


We continually build relationships based on trust through accountability, transparency and honesty.


We provide intentional, impactful and unique experiences for our community of recipients, donors and volunteers.

It was Gabby’s wish that every child at the hospital could have their very own Bag of Fun.

Our Founder

Gabby Krause

Initially starting out at as one-person operation out of her home, Amy Krause began her journey in September of 2019. Thanks to our generous community partners, Angels Among Us, Fat Brain Toys, The Salah Foundation, Charles E. Lakin Foundation, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, MDRT Foundation, and Nebraska Medicine and the support of the Denver Chapter in getting up and running Amy was able to deliver 114 bags to children in Omaha over the course of the year. All funds raised in Nebraska – STAY IN NEBRASKA.

The pandemic presented some challenges and hiccups, but the need still exists, and Amy persevered in delivering Hope, Smiles and the Power of Play to isolated children and families.

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BAGS OF FUN HISTORY - Delivering joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition. SEPTEMBER 2004: Gabby Krause Foundation Established. MAY 2005: First BAG OF FUN Delivered in Colorado. AUGUST 2007: Expanded to kidney patients in Colorado. JANUARY 2011: Expanded to Kansas & Missouri. JANUARY 2012: Expanded to Epilepsy patients in Colorado. JANUARY 2015: Expanded to Nuero Rehab, Cardiac Surgery & GI patients in Colorado. OCTOBER 2019: 10,000th BAG OF FUN Delivered Nationwide. JANUARY 2020: Expanded to Nebraska. MAY 2020: Expanded to include Mental Health Bags in Colorado. JUNE 2022 - Gabby's Dream Fund Established. July 2023: Omaha expands to include Madonna Rehab Hospitals. September 2024: 20 years of Bringing Joy Laughter and Relief to kids in Colorado. 20 years of Bags of Fun.