Reynolds Cancer Support House Christmas Families Program
Fort Smith, AR, November 6, 2017– The Reynolds Cancer Support House Christmas Program provides gifts for families who: are currently in treatment and have at least one child in the home; to children with cancer or living with cancer in the home; and to children involved in our Kids Kicking Cancer Support Program. Our adopted families do not receive help from other holiday programs and our selection criteria are not always based on finances. It could be a young mother or father who does not have the energy to stand in lines and fight the crowds for toys and gifts or a family with a child in cancer treatment traveling regularly to Little Rock, Oklahoma City or Memphis. By taking the worry out of choosing between gifts and medical needs, these parents can focus on family, their health, and healing. Your generosity allows these families to save their energy for battling cancer and their money for co-pays, prescriptions, travel to treatment, or other personal needs. Our Kids Kicking Cancer Support Program enjoys a lively holiday party with delicious food, stockings, cookie making, pictures, and games.
“It is a joy to see the community come together to provide food and toys for these families and to bring joy to a home that is experiencing the great hardship cancer brings to a household”, says Susan Steffens, Cancer Support House Executive Director.
You, your church group, classroom, civic group, or family can join in the holiday cheer by donating or volunteering for this program. You can help by adopting a family and purchasing gifts from a provided wish list or make a cash donation to help provide gifts. In addition, non-perishable food items, liquid nutritional supplements such as Boost or Ensure, gift wrapping supplies such as wrapping paper, gift bags, and tape, cash donations, and household cleaning products are among the most needed items for this program. Volunteer opportunities in December are also available including helping with the wrapping gifts, and sorting food.
“Thank you so much! Words cannot express how thankful our family is for your generosity! This was a very special and memorable Christmas all because of the kind people at the Cancer Support House.” -2017 Christmas Family. All people. All ages. All cancers. All stages. All find hope here.