The goal of our signature program is to support children and those who love and care for them as they face the many physical, emotional, and financial challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The program is only for residents of the State of Michigan. There is nothing cookie cutter about the program – grants are tailored to the specific needs of the family. If you review the “Who We Help” page you will see the summaries of the wonderful families we have been able to support under this program. The program helps families in a variety of areas, but often includes rent or mortgage, auto or home repair, utility payments, grocery and fuel gift cards.
Keeping Children Connected
Because children can miss a great deal of school due to diagnosis and treatment, they are often in need of tutoring and assistance to prevent falling behind in school or to maintain their grades. In addition, the emotional stress and isolation felt by siblings may cause them to fall behind in school as well. Our volunteer teacher(s) will work directly with the teachers of those that we help to establish an academic plan. Our teacher(s) provide them with individual and flexible educational programs according to their particular needs, and give opportunities to try various activities, such as work-study and collaborative work, within the restricted conditions. We pay special attention to the children’s psychology as well as physical conditions. If you are a teacher, and would like to sign up to support the program, please contact our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com and someone will follow up with you.
The foundation can help provide complimentary portrait sessions for the family. We will work to identify a professional photographer in your area to design a personalizedse tof family portraits. These images portray the love, innocence and gifts in all of the families we work with. Through this program families will be provided professional photographs that capture and preserve tender moments of their lives at no cost to them. Creating lasting memories for the family.
Unfortunately some of our families lose their children. At a time when people are not considering professional pictures we can help supply families with portraits. These pictures help families with the grieving process by giving them memories they can hold onto for a lifetime.
The foundation always welcomes volunteers who wish to lend their skills and abilities to help with the work we do in the community. Our volunteer group is an active group of supporters that lend helping hands for our various programs. We are always in need of your help. Only with the volunteers’ generous hard-work and dedication can we continue to provide hope and support to children and their families as they battle cancer. If you are interested in signing up as an individual or company, please contact our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will follow up with you.
Everyone has skills. Through our programs, we are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. We have needs in a variety of areas.
Other areas you can help:
- Volunteer as a committee member or to help at our “A Night of Hope” dinner fundraiser held annually in the spring.
- Volunteer as a committee member for our “Gifts from The Heart” outreach program, which provides new computers, books, portable DVD players, toys and personal visits with professional athletes to the oncology department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
- Volunteer your time to help tutor children through our Keeping Kids Connected tutoring program.
- Volunteer to help the Auction Committee collect donated items for our ongoing fundraisers.
- Trades people who will donate their time to support our families (roofers, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, etc)
- Professional volunteers in the area of PR, Marketing, etc.
Annual Holiday Program
This Program was established from of our belief that “no child should go without a Christmas”. The Program provides a Christmas package to families “in-need” in an attempt to help take away some of the financial impact of the devastating effects of cancer at Christmas time. This allows families to take pleasure in enjoying the true meaning of the holiday season. When we provide Christmas for a family, it’s not just about giving them Christmas gifts — it’s about trying to restore some normalcy, happiness and hope to their lives. This Program is organized by us and completely funded at the holidays by our base of generous contributors. Together we work diligently to rekindle the hearts of families each holiday season.