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Welcome to the home page of Chance 4 Children, or for short – C4C! Thanks for stopping by!


If you love children, then we have something in common already. We here at Chance 4 Children (C4C) believe that children are the hope of the future. Each one is precious and distinct, just waiting for his or her chance to fulfill their destiny and calling in life. In keeping with this, our Motto is, that:

Every child deserves a chance!

That applies especially to children who are disabled or socially disadvantaged, institutionalized or terminally ill – children at risk and less fortunate than others! Since 1996 the Chance 4 Children team has invested much time and resources into developing and implementing innovative programs, which are aimed at making the playing field a little more level for children with one of the above mentioned handicaps.

C4C currently oversees three popular and separat initiatives:

Robin Hood (Aid for Orphans)

Springboard to Life”  (Education for Orphans)

-  “Dr. Clown (Since 1999 the Czech Republic's first & original Hospital Clown initiative)

These programs have won distinguished awards and have succeeded in decisively improving the quality of life of thousands of needy, disabled and disadvantaged children, helping them to live up to their full potential.

Registered as an association administered by the Municipal Court in Prague. (Under File No. L 10785) C4C provided since its inception over 800 million CZK (30 million USD) in aid and services to more than 120 homes and institutions with resident children in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Says Karel Heller of Ceska Lipa, former Vice-president of the Association of Czech Orphanages, of C4C's programs: "The Chance for Children team never seems to run out of new and innovative ideas to help enhance the quality of life of our children. C4C’s humanitarian and educational programs have certainly made a big difference in this country."

On behalf of the children receiving assistance through our programs, we'd like to express our heartfelt thanks to our partners, sponsors and all of you who helped to make our work possible! Your contributions, sacrifices, and your unselfish giving is very much appreciated. THANK YOU!


We hope that you'll enjoy browsing through our website. Especially our Photo Galleries and News sections can help you to quickly familiarize yourself with our work and activities! We appreciate any and all feedback, suggestions and other reactions to our materials. You can reach us under the following e-mail address: mail@c4c.cz


We've opted to keep this site trilingual, English, Czech and Slovak, which has resulted in a fair amount of translation work. We decided to make English the default language, because of its international character and universal appeal. If you happen to come across a link that hasn't been translated yet into Czech or Slovak, the text will therefore appear in English. We are constantly updating and adding to this site and will hopefully soon catch up. As the articles are drafted in English first, the English text will take precedence over the Czech version. Thank you for your understanding.


News & events

Hurrah - She Did It!

Marketa finishes her ambitious kick-bike tour and exceeds her goal in fundraising for C4C: 465.000 CZK!

Meet Marketa: IT manager turned fundraiser for C4C

Don't miss in October: Her 600 km kick-biking trip across the CR to raise funds for C4C!

C4C's Dr. Clown team entertaining children of Lindab employees

Manfred Franke took the opportunity to hand over a framed Certificate of Appreciation to Lindab's CEO.

The Charity Sale at the Mamaison Riverside Prague Hotel

The second year of the charity sale raised 15 000,-Kc for the Dr. Clown project.

The Day of Good Health with Dr. Clown

The hospital of the city of Benesov has organized a Day of Good Health at the city center. No other than Dr. Clown personally could be spotted with his unique clown show, face-painting and balloon sculpturing.

International workshop

International workshops-exchange of experiences and practices between clowns.

Red Nose Day 2016 - Warsaw

250 clowns present the work of hospital clowns to the general public.

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