Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation improves the mental, social and emotional well-being of children with cancer and their families.
A national footprint allows the Foundation to make a difference in communities, large and small, providing a helping hand wherever needed. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) is an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) charitable organization, serving children under age 18. EIN Number 33-0418563.
The Foundation delivers gifts to thousands of children each year through the national Bear-Able Gift Program. Items such as board games, toys, crayons, coloring books, markers, video games, iTunes gift cards, puzzles, teddy bears, craft kits… all sorts of things that make children smile and laugh… are distributed to hospitals across the country. The Bear-Able Gift Program is the largest supplier of gifts to children with cancer in North America.
Families of children with cancer often face financial difficulties. Suddenly, household bills become overwhelming; utilities are in jeopardy of being shut-off or an eviction notice is received. The Helping Hands Fund provides emergency bridge payments directly to the utility companies and landlords, ensuring that each child has a warm, safe place to call home while recovering from cancer.
The new Therapeutic Services Program will offer free counseling sessions and support groups to the children and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Future tactics of art, play and horticulture therapy are currently in the planning process, including the installation of herb and vegetable gardens on the Foundation’s half acre lot located along Route 30 in New Oxford. The team at CCRF recognizes the importance of the mental health of the entire family at the time of cancer diagnosis and during treatment. Another piece of the therapeutic program will be Friendship Baskets, which will provide baskets of items such as, but not limited to, local donations of products, services, meals, games, lists of resources and more to families who have just received the tragic news of a childhood cancer diagnosis, in efforts to assist with raising spirits, and offering the friendship of CCRF’s team to the families.