Warmth in Winter: CancerCare for Kids Programs Brings Comfort to Families Impacted by Cancer
For eight years CancerCare for Kids has provided warmth during the cold winters for families impacted by cancer across the tri-state area. In December, CancerCare's dedicated team of social workers and facilities team distributed warm winter accessories to 137 children and teenagers, as part of its Winter Warmth program and 149 children and teens received gift cards, as part of the Holiday Gift Card program.
“These programs are a wonderful embodiment of CancerCare's mission, offering real, tangible comfort to those in need during what can often be a more challenging time of year,” said Shannon Coon, LMSW, CancerCare's Children’s Programs Coordinator.
Both programs aim to bring relief during the holiday season for families impacted by cancer, by helping to ease the financial strain on families who may struggle to afford holiday gifts and necessary winter clothing for their children.
CancerCare extends its heartfelt thanks to the social work and facilities team, who ensured the timely assembly and delivery of these packages for the holiday season.
“It was really nice to see my son’s face light up when he got the package for himself. That made me happy. It’s the little things for me,” shared one Winter Warmth recipient.
A Holiday Gift Card recipient shared, “It’s thoughtful and kind to let those who may be hurting due to loss know they are being thought of. Thank you!”
As we celebrate the new year, CancerCare is committed to continuing its mission of providing help and hope to our clients and their families.
Learn more about CancerCare for Kids’ programs and seasonal events here.