Many families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment face severe financial difficulties due to missed time working, travel expenses, insurance difficulties, etc. Often holiday giving takes a backseat to the other needs for families at this time. Many patients have even more demanding needs such as warm clothing in winter.
We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal gaming or music devices or gift cards. High school students help us to put them together and deliver them to the hospitals just before Christmas for each oncology patient served at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.