Care Kit Drive
Every year, over 200 children are newly diagnosed with cancer at UNC & Duke. Along with the children, families are equally impacted. Initial admissions are commonly unexpected, and the length of their stay is often uncertain. After being bombarded with medical jargon, paperwork and unfamiliar faces, these families need help with the basics and crave the comfort of knowing that someone understands what they are facing. With your support, Striving for More can help at this critical time in a family’s life.
Since its inception in 2009, Striving for More Inc. has been dedicated to funding programs that provide emotional support to children with cancer and their families. Our latest endeavor is the Striving for More Comfort and Care Kit and we need your help to make it a reality. These bags are designed to meet some of the needs of the patient and their family during treatment and hospital stays. The items included in this bag range from take- out menus to toiletries—small items that can make a big difference at this difficult time.
Striving for More, Inc. will develop some of the items in the kit and some will require very specific purchases. However, most of the items can be purchased at local supermarkets or retailers.
How can you help?
Review the list of items that are most needed by the families. Then help us collect them! Either by donating them individually, or by leading a collection in your community or workplace.