Launched in 2005, Funnyatrics is a therapeutic clowning program at Children’s Medical Center. The Funnyatrics visit all inpatient floors and clinics in the hospital, and are all employed by Children’s. Their job is to uplift the environment of the hospital and empower the children. Funnyatrics rounds are six days a week, fifty weeks a year, and roughly 75,000 people each year at Children’s get to experience the clowns. The Funnyatrics clowns, who work in pairs, typically see 300 patients and their families each day. This program is funded entirely by donations made to the Funnyatrics Endowment Foundation at Children's. This endowment was created by Amy and Harlan Korenvaes in 2006.
Lewisville Life and Fire Safety Clowns, more commonly known as LAFS, is an educational non-profit organization that empowers young people how to save them in an emergency. The LAFS educators have been instructing area youth for roughly 12 years now and show no sign of slowing down. Annually sharing their safety messages with approximately 8000 students and teachers, it has become a highlight of the school year when the Lewisville LAFS crew, step into the schools to entertain and educate. This non-profit group has been the proud recipients of the LISD Golden Apple award for excellence in education. The only funding that is used by the Lewisville LAFS team is either from their pockets, or from the generous grants presented to them from community organizations who have realized the importance of keeping this program alive in our schools.