About Us


Who We Are

GiantKids is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt New York State not-for-profit charity recognizing the courage of ill children and their families nationwide through awards and other forms of recognition. Help us provide awards to all those brave kids in your community. Donate today or contact us for more information. GiantKids website is dedicated to Louis Anthony Kaplow, a giant among GiantKids! Louis never asked why and never lost hope.


Crown Awards

With over 30 years of experience, Crown Awards has developed into America’s Largest Awards Supplier. Crown has been a leader in manufacturing trophies, medals, plaques, pins and more awards for leagues, organizations, schools and businesses across America. Crown is now the brand name in the awards industry, servicing customers with the very best quality award, and the very best customer service. We started as a small trophy shop in Brooklyn, NY and have grown to our current 100,000 square foot facility in upstate New York.


GiantKids Awards

See a healthy child’s face light up after getting a trophy just for playing a game and you’ve witnessed the youthful glow of accomplishment & recognition. Now, try to imagine what an award means to a bed-ridden child with cancer who must suffer countless medical horrors hoping just to survive to their next birthday. When one so small faces something so big and scary think of how meaningful it would be for them to receive a medal for their tremendous courage. These brave children are called “GiantKids” because, although their footsteps may be small, they each leave behind footprints of a giant.  With generous support from Crown Awards and our donors, GiantKids is able to distribute customized awards to pediatric patients and their caregivers without charge or hassle. 


Your generosity will help us acknowledge the courage of seriously ill children we call “GiantKids.” GiantKids is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt New York State not-for-profit corporation (Employer Identification Number 38-3724074). Your donation will be used to support the GiantKids Awards Programs. Proudly, GiantKids is 100% volunteer-run charity!

Donations to GiantKids are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice concerning your donation.

You’ll receive a letter as acknowledgment of your donation. Should you have any questions, please contact Eric Semenetz at semenetz@giantkids.org.

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There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your community.


PO Box 499 Mahopac, NY 10541-0499