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22.09.2017

Come join us in celebration of C4C's 20th Anniversary! October 21st is the Night of the 100 Percenters!..more
 
 
 
22.08.2017

It's always pleasant for us to welcome a new partner to C4C's efforts to level the playing field for children less fortunate than our own and provide chances to those children who have only few...more
 
 
 
13.07.2017

Zotavující plavba po moři..more
 
 
 
04.07.2017

Recipe for success: Take the Italian Embassy in Prague, add Chance 4 Children, Czech Airlines and..more
 
 
 
30.06.2017

Naši lektoři Odrazového můstku slavnostně ukončili školní rok 2016/2017...more
 
 
 
14.06.2017

Náš tým Dr. Klauna také přispěl a potěšil svou přítomností všechny kolemjdoucí na Festivalu smíchu 2017 ve Varšavě...more
 
 
 
10.04.2017

Vocational workshop at the Panorama Hotel..more
 
 
 
06.04.2017

HVB, one of the movers and shakers on the Czech real estate market, announced their decision to team up with C4C during a company seminar/team-building event on April 2nd 2017...more
 
 
 
07.02.2017

The art of - HAIR! The art of hairstyling is for over 10 years already an integral part of C4C's Springboard to Life initiative. Young people from orphanages regularly attend the course, which take place at the Hair Salon of the Vysocany Vocational School. C4C's teacher, Hana Ciprova, is one of the main lecturers here...more
 
 
 
01.12.2016

The Conference on Nutrition for Children and Adolescents was held on February 14th on the grounds of the Faculty of Medicine in Prague Vinohrady...more
 
 
 
09.11.2016

Marketa finishes her ambitious kick-bike tour and exceeds her goal in fundraising for C4C: 465.000 CZK!..more
 
 
 
06.10.2016

Don't miss in October: Her 600 km kick-biking trip across the CR to raise funds for C4C!..more
 
 
 
21.09.2016

Manfred Franke took the opportunity to hand over a framed Certificate of Appreciation to Lindab's CEO...more
 
 
 
20.09.2016

The second year of the charity sale raised 15 000,-Kc for the Dr. Clown project...more
 
 
 
17.06.2016

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...more
 
 
 
16.06.2016

International workshops-exchange of experiences and practices between clowns...more
 
 
 
14.06.2016

250 clowns present the work of hospital clowns to the general public...more
 
 
 
11.05.2016

Hair-styling course and nail design is part of the program Springboard to life. It's favored mainly by the young girls who're deciding to pursue the profession of a hairstylist...more
 
 
 
05.05.2016

17 times 17 boxes to 17 different orphanages and institutions..more
 
 
 
12.02.2016

A series of three workshops for Benešov hospital...more
 
 
 
02.01.2016

It has been brought to our attention recently, that, even though in terms of sheer turnover, C4C’s ROBIN HOOD is probably our most prolific program – yet it is probably the most under-reported part of C4C’s work on this website. As of today – that is changing… :-)..more
 
 
 
01.12.2015

Bara is C4C's resident psychologist, lending a listening ear to children living in orphanages in the greater Prague area...more
 
 
 
25.11.2015

Thanks to the HR team of Borgers automotive suppliers we were able to take part of a very informative and quality tour of Borger company premises in Volduchy. It is the goal of C4C’s project “ Springboard to life” to help the young people from the orphanages to familiarize themselves with available job positions in the company for possible future employment...more
 
 
 
05.10.2015

On the weekend we kicked off a new fundraiser- guided tours called Tour 4 Charity...more
 
 
 
21.07.2015

C4C clowns join their Polish counterparts in raising awareness of the challenges hospital clowns face every day!..more
 
 
 
14.06.2015

48 children from six orphanages in the greater Prague area compete for first place at the popular TEPFAKTOR indoor adventure-game facility...more
 
 
 
14.05.2015

It is the declared goal of C4C’s Springboard to Life project to help young people, who eventually have to leave their foster environments, to integrate into society...more
 
 
 
06.05.2015

Jana Snoblova accepted the prestigious annual award for C4C, given by the influential charity Slunce .....more
 
 
 
25.04.2015

It's number crunching time again for our office staff and a good time to feel C4C's proverbial pulse. Result: 2014 has been a great year!..more
 
 
 
28.01.2015

..and highlights longtime supporter Copy General for walking the walk with C4C for a full decade, contributing over 2.000.000,00 CZK toward helping C4C's humanitarian efforts in this country...more
 
 
 
28.12.2014

German Ambassador Dr. Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven, Rotary Club Prague Bohemia president Uwe Hengstermann and C4C founder Manfred Franke join forces to find worthy recipient for Makita toolset donated to C4C via the Club...more
 
 
 
30.11.2014

Dr. Clown signing cooperation agreement with Dr. Clown? Confused? Read on.....more
 
 
 
Some of the typical, satisfied little 'customers' of the Vitamin Team!!
16.10.2014

It’s been recently brought to our attention that, of all the different activities which make up the wide spectrum of C4C’s activities, one of the least visible is probably our “Vitamin Team”! It’s also stubbornly being underreported on. Well,.....more
 
 
 
01.09.2014

C4C hospital clowns receive Advanced Medical Clown Diplomas after a series of professional workshops, culminating in a weekend of seminars with Belgian ‘Clowns without Borders’ co-founder, Kevin Brooking...more
 
 
 
18.08.2014

C4C’s Dr. Clown team distributes LEGO toys for thousands of hospitalized children to 47 Slovak hospitals and clinics...more
 
 
 
15.06.2014

Answer: Try the TEPFAKTOR! It's one for all and all for one! Just in case you never heard of it (hard to believe), before reading on......more
 
 
 
09.04.2014

In case you’ve missed it: Besides our regular updates and articles right here on this website (you’re reading one right now…  ), C4C also has an active Facebook presence...more
 
 
 
11.03.2014

Result? 2013 turned out to be C4C’s best year ever in terms of total aid rendered to children at risk and in need: 88.539.323 CZK in direct aid given to 92 different institutions with resident children!..more
 
 
 
10.02.2014

Two recent birthday parties net over ¼ million CZK for C4C’s programs for children in need!..more
 
 
 
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in modern penthlaton - David Svoboda
10.12.2013

C4C Christmas Season Highlight: Charity Auction and Christening of the new Star-Studded C4C 2014 Celebrity Calendar!..more
 
 
 
20.10.2013

40 refurbished computers and monitors left C4C’s storage two weeks ago as a launching pad for C4C’s Springboard to Life initiative, providing computer literacy classes for underprivileged children in Jordan!..more
 
 
 
23.08.2013

And, as usual, he’s doing what he does best: assisting those that need a helping hand! In this case, children living in orphanages in the greater Hradec Kralove area. This time around.....more
 
 
 
12.06.2013

Participants of C4C Springboard to Life (STL) Program get hands on training with Czech Miss World 2011, Denisa Domanska and two runner-ups of the Miss Czech Republic contest!..more
 
 
 
02.05.2013

…lots and lots of fun at Medieval Fortress Dreucici for children participating in C4C’s Springboard to Life program (STL)...more
 
 
 
11.03.2013

C4C’s best year ever - for the 3rd consecutive time! Total aid rendered in 2012 topped 72 million CZK! That adds up to over half a billion CZK in direct aid rendered since C4C's inception!..more
 
 
 
The Ceska Pozice Picture with C4C's Alena Zdvihalova and Andrej Babis
01.02.2013

In general, Charity organizations like C4C are expected to do mainly one thing: to give to their various constituencies – especially during the Christmas season! But.....more
 
 
 
02.01.2013

Auction Proceeds of the recent Golden Jerseys Action of Jaromir Jagr and his Kladno Knights Ice Hockey Team literally went through the roof - netting 446.577 CZK for C4C’s Dr. Clown program! Jaromir’s Jersey stays in Kladno!..more
 
 
 
01.12.2012

International Ice Hockey celebrity Jaromir Jagr and his Kladno Knights team rally behind C4C’s Dr. Clown program in an unprecedented show of support for hospitalized children!..more
 
 
 
01.11.2012

… and play the Blues - with the support of Lucie Bila and KYTARA.CZ..more
 
 
 
18.09.2012

If you’ve been approached by a smiling student recently, asking you to support C4C’s projects for socially disadvantaged and hospitalized children by purchasing an attractive or useful small item, rest assured it’s genuine and not a hoax!..more
 
 
 
10.06.2012

Hospitalized children in 98 Czech hospitals receive LEGO toys valued at millions of CZK!..more
 
 
 
Rotary event at the Ranch in Pazderna
01.05.2012

It is with a sense of profound sadness and loss that we announce that C4C’s Milos Janata has passed away in a boating accident on March 30th 2012...more
 
 
 
28.03.2012

Why settle for just one - if you can have two celebrations at the same time? International transportation giant DHL Freight recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary.....more
 
 
 
15.01.2012

It has always been a challenge to assemble C4C’s manifold and far strewn staff members under one roof for a get-together. They’re literally from all over the place, Prague, Plsen, Pisek .....more
 
 
 
18.12.2011

Just in time for Christmas: C4C’s Robin Hood team & long-time partners Iveco-Strojservis & Out of Round Promotions, deliver 8 million CZK worth of brand-new clothing, shoes and Lego toys to needy children in Slovakia!..more
 
 
 
17.10.2011

Two great Kladno natives are partnering up to bring smiles to hospitalized children nation-wide!..more
 
 
 
01.08.2011

Organized by C4C in cooperation with Kladno City Hall, the three day long Dr. Clown Amusement Fair, with fun and breathtaking rides and lots of attractions for young and old, served as the launching platform for C4C’s new Dr. Clown city bus...more
 
 
 
11.07.2011

If you’ve ever visited C4C’s offices and volunteer center near Kladno, you probably couldn’t help but notice the large grassy knoll in front of our office building. Come summer.....more
 
 
 
30.06.2011

A heartfelt good-bye to Vaclav (Vasek) Cermak..more
 
 
 
04.05.2011

Children from local orphanages, participating in C4C’s Springboard to Life initiative, impress their audience with displays of their newly acquired vocational skills...more
 
 
 
15.03.2011

Kladno hosts meeting of partners and friends of Dr. Clown - since 1999 the original and first Hospital Clown program in the Czech Republic!..more
 
 
 
19.02.2011

Designed by popular children’s artist Romana Andelova (www.angelart.cz), the newly installed Dr. Clown floor games are already a hit with resident children in hospitals in the greater Prague area...more
 
 
 
23.12.2010

As the 2010 Touring Car racing season rings out, Hans Christian Zink, one of C4C’s founding members, successfully defends his title as European Champion in the DMV Touring Car Championship – and proudly displays C4C's logo and website on his car and racing outfit - again!..more
 
 
 
20.12.2010

As a last minute surprise, thousands of high quality shoes for children and teenagers arrive in C4C’s storage facility! Secured by C4C from a Scandinavian supplier…..more
 
 
 
11.10.2010

Living up to his reputation as a true champion of the poor and downtrodden, our folk hero showed himself strong again on behalf of orphans and other socially disadvantaged kids in dire need of a helping hand.....more
 
 
 
26.09.2010

DMAX C4C Charity Golf Tour 2010 generated almost 100.000 CZK for C4C’s programs for needy children!..more
 
 
 
23.08.2010

C4C is awarded 2500 Euro check from rally organizers in recognition of its humanitarian efforts with children in Slovakia...more
 
 
 
23.07.2010

A newly donated Yamaha “Stage Custom” drum set nicely rounds up the sound equipment needs for up-and-coming band SALINOVCI - and promises to add decibels and sound volume to the neighborhood!..more
 
 
 
02.06.2010

Rotary Club Prague Bohemia (RCPB) donates two new vehicles to C4C! And they are real head-turners…..more
 
 
 
20.05.2010

This Summer, Let’s Play Golf - For Needy Children! In love with GOLF? Then the following is definitely for YOU! And.....more
 
 
 
01.04.2010

Making learning English fun, by doing it the playful way. For instance, when on an outing with a group of native speakers...more
 
 
 
26.03.2010

Celebrating 5 years of action-packed cooperation for the benefit of children less fortunate than others!..more
 
 
 
Lech Nawara and the new arrivals to STL program: 100 portable computers!
20.02.2010

C4C’s Springboard to Life program receives over 100 mobile computer workstations for its Computer Literacy initiative, teaching computer skills to socially and physically disadvantaged children...more
 
 
 
30.01.2010

Besides being inundated with celestial music and mouth-watering food, concert guests and Hilton management donate record amount toward C4C’s programs for socially disadvantaged children...more
 
 
 
01.12.2009

If you’re planning to stay in one of the two upmarket Hilton Hotels here in Prague – make sure you don’t opt out when the checkout clerk asks you for an extra Euro for the benefit of Chance 4 Children!..more
 
 
 
15.07.2009

10 top-of-the-line Amilo Pro notebook computers, donated by Fujitsu Technology Solutions, help C4C to get their much anticipated Mobile Computer Literacy School off the ground...more
 
 
 
13.06.2009

C4C`s Dr. Clown City Bus turns heads as it plows the streets of this up and coming town just west of Prague, promoting Chance 4 Children`s popular Dr. Clown program!..more
 
 
 
01.06.2009

Pediatric nurses in the greater Prague area yesterday enthusiastically embraced the concept of becoming Dr. Clown agents, receiving training from the DC team in clowning skills and in the art of making children feel at ease in hospital environs...more
 
 
 
06.05.2009

Participate by sending a SMS (or as many as you like) to 9030930. Do it NOW! Type this message into the text field: BOX A . This SMS raffle is part of a highly unusual fund-raiser for C4C at the Tesla Arena in Prague on the 5th of June.....more
 
 
 
14.04.2009

Total aid rendered to children at risk and in need exceeds 50 million CZK - again!..more
 
 
 
07.03.2009

The Dr. Clown team, visiting the children’s ward of the Vinohrady hospital, was in for a surprise recently: the TV crew of TV Barrandov dropped by for a surprise visit to document the wonders of Dr. Clown’s “Smile Therapy” for their daily 90 minute news program...more
 
 
 
11.02.2009

Rumor has it that this popular folk hero, and his motley crew of C4C volunteers, have been seen roaming around Romania, doing what they does best – helping needy children cope and survive!..more
 
 
 
15.01.2009

Dr. Clown coloring book coming soon! For hospitalized children nation-wide!..more
 
 
 
09.01.2009

T’was that time o’year again and the crowds slowly packed into the Prague Hilton Conference Center facilities to attend this year’s highlight of the season: the Hilton Christmas Charity Concert for the benefit of C4C! With 1250 connoisseurs of fine music in attendance, the concert witnessed the highest turn-out ever and extra seating had to be added to accommodate this year’s audience...more
 
 
 
13.11.2008

A stunning exhibition of the popular artist’s pictures can be seen in the lobby of the Hilton until December the 16th. Highlighting the artist commitment to charity, one of his paintings, titled “Tranquility”, is also being auctioned off via an online auction for the benefit of C4C at: www.amaliemaurer.cz . Here’s your chance to acquire a valuable piece of art, while making at the same time a meaningful contribution to C4C!..more
 
 
 
02.10.2008

With more than 1050 children participating to date, 138 of them receiving diplomas of achievement this year alone, Chance 4 Children's (C4C) Springboard to Life initiative, offering educational and vocational courses to orphans and socially disadvantaged children, is helping young participants to succeed and have a chance in life!..more
 
 
 
05.08.2008

It’s always very much appreciated and encouraging when celebrities and stars offer their support and endorsement of our programs for needy and disadvantaged children in this country. Being by nature a charity.....more
 
 
 
20.06.2008

To those closely observing the European DMV Tourenwagen Challenge Championships at the Hockenheim Ring in Germany last week, a logo stood out on one of the winning cars: www.c4c.cz – which, of course, is the address to our popular website.....more
 
 
 
09.06.2008

…you can expect things to happen – and they did! And that’s exactly what was planned! Read on about this exciting Bowling with Meaning story.....more
 
 
 
01.05.2008

With a fair market value estimated to be almost 250.000 Euro, the “Brooks” sports and running shoes will supply every Czech orphan - within an appropriate age bracket - with a pair of cutting-edge, high-tech shoes for their sports activities...more
 
 
 
22.04.2008

It was that time of the year again for 50 Moravian orphans to meet their favorite TV stars - and battle it out for victory on the bowling lanes of Planet Bowling in the Olympia Shopping Center in Brno...more
 
 
 
27.03.2008

Finally, the cat’s out of the bag – 2007 has been the best year ever for C4C! Find out..more
 
 
 
Clowns Rafal and Klarka kicking off Dr. Clown 2008 at Vinohrady hospital, Prague
15.02.2008

After six weeks of intensive seminars and training, Chance 4 Children's (C4C) Dr.Clown team recently emerged with their new and improved program for 2008! The team now operates under the auspices of the Czech National Circus Berousek and their celebrated clowns...more
 
 
 
12.02.2008

130 pallets of high quality chocolates and sweets for needy Central European children! “PLUS” Discount and ROBIN HOOD collaborate to make it possible!..more
 
 
 
12.01.2008

Jackets are something we here at C4C have had an abundance of in the past. Throughout the years we have received tens of thousands of them from brand name manufacturers and other organizations for the benefit of our ROBIN HOOD program.....more
 
 
 
Paul Freeman and the Czech National Symphony and Marketa Sebkova
21.12.2007

Not an empty seat left, the packed out Hilton Congress Hall again reverberated with the sounds and melodies of the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by world-renowned Maestro Paul Freeman...more
 
 
 
Manfred Franke receives cheque over 600.000 CZK for C4C
22.10.2007

Organized under the auspices of Olympic Champion KATEŘINA NEUMANNOVÁ and Rotary governor Petr Pajas, the second annual Charity Golf Tournament of two prestigious Prague Rotary Clubs yielded unprecedented results in terms of charitable revenue for C4C.....more
 
 
 
15.09.2007

With vacation time over and everyone getting back into the saddle, so to speak, it’s time for everybody here at C4C too, to roll up their sleeves and get to work again. Here’s some news from all fronts, for those of you interested in the latest:..more
 
 
 
25.07.2007

Tallying up the score for the first two quarters of 2007, C4C’s humanitarian arm, the ROBIN HOOD program, surpassed the 30.000.000,- Kč (€ 1.1 million) mark on aid distributed to needy and struggling institutions with resident children!..more
 
 
 
06.07.2007

Six weeks after its launch on the 17th of May 2007, Frederik Nilsson of Malmo’s photographic exhibition in the Prague Hilton Hotel has come to its successful conclusion with 12 pictures sold. The proceeds of the first picture the young artist generously donated to Chance 4 Children...more
 
 
 

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