The holidays are a time of festive cheer for most, but for a family who have a child with cancer it can mean added stress and anxiety wondering how they will make ends meet. Why Me tries to alleviate that worry by helping families in a variety of ways. Listed below are a few ways you can support us as we lessen the burden on our families:
1. Hold a Gift Card Drive – The increased needs of a child being treated for cancer often result in mounting financial stress. Gift cards help lessen the financial burden on families while away from home and commuting to the hospital at a time when income is reduced and expenses are escalating. Gift cards for gas, grocery stores, pharmacies, fast food, restaurants, and VISA/AMEX are especially helpful during such a difficult time.
2. Hold a Food Drive – The food pantry at Sherry’s House is always open to Why Me families. We are always looking for groups and individuals to host food drives for us throughout the year so that we can continue to offer this amenity to our families. Visit our wish list for an update list of needed items.
3. Hold a Toy Drive – Travel sized games, legos, and craft kits make great little items for us to bring along on visits to the hospital and make clinic appointments go faster. We also provide gifts throughout the year for birthdays, treatment milestones and more. Due to the compromised immune system of the kids, we can only accept new toys.
4. Make a Holiday Tribute – Give the gift of a donation to Why Me this Holiday Season. We will send a card to your loved one, friend, or colleague that the donation is made in honor of. To make a Holiday Tribute click here. Please include in the comments section “Holiday Tribute” with the name and address of the person you would like the card to go to. Please call Robyn at 508-757-7734 to make a donation over the phone. You may also mail your check, made payable to Why Me, to 1152 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602 – Attention Robyn
5. Amazon Smile – Why Me receives a small portion of every purchase made when you use Amazon Smile and designate Why Me as your charity of choice.
All donations can be dropped off during office hours of Monday – Thursday 9-5pm, Fridays 9-3pm. Give us a call at 508-757-7734 if you have any questions or to request an after-hours drop off.