WHAT YOU CAN DO: Four Ways You Can Be of Service
HELP WITH MEALS:
Keep them stocked with wholesome, healthy foods. Check with the meal coordinator for dietary restrictions and preferences.
- Bring them a Delicious Meal: http://www.takethemameal.com/
- Organize Grocery Delivery: https://www.instacart.com/
HELP WITH RIDES:
Getting to and from treatment in many American cities can be daunting. Help a person get to and from treatment safely and with ease. Organize a ride share for them or set them up with the American Cancer Society’s ride service.
- Rides to Treatment: http://www.cancer.org/
HELP WITH FINANCES:
Connect families with the resources they need. Organize a fundraising campaign or apply for a grant for them. After treatments, families need help getting back on their feet if wages have been lost or they can’t immediately return to work.
- Grants to Help Families Facing Cancer: http://www.familyreach.org/
- Fundraising (medical expenses, living expenses, funeral costs): http://www.youcaring.com/
- Help An Individual or Family Get Back on Their Feet: http://www.bloomagain.org
HELP SUPPORT THE CHILD:
Children can often be forgotten in the equation of illness and grief. Helping them can give them a sense of empowerment and a place to express their feelings.
- Support A Child with a Parent Facing Cancer: http://www.campkesem.org
- Support A Grieving Child: http://www.moyerfoundation.org/programs/camperin.aspx