December 3, 2021

Bay Area nonprofit There With Care holds fundraising drive to help families with critically ill children this Thanksgiving

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) — A neighborhood nonprofit that gives assist to the families of children with crucial sicknesses is asking for help this thanksgiving. The manager director of There with Care tells ABC7 information demand for help goes up, whereas their funds are dwindling.

“We are seeing a 150% increase in the number of families we are serving since the beginning of the year and we are having trouble keeping up with the demand,” mentioned Government Director Sara Alexander.

They help individuals like Joe Lino. He lives in Santa Maria however is within the Bay Area for six weeks the place his three-year-old daughter will obtain radiation remedies for her Stage 4 Most cancers.

He stopped by There with Care in Redwood Metropolis Thursday and picked up new garments and diapers. He says his daughter, Marly Jo, is so sick from the remedies she usually stains her garments and wishes new ones.

“They have made life so much easier for us, it has been a blessing,” Lino mentioned.

He says when she was first identified they did not suppose they wanted any monetary assist.

“Things change really fast. When you think you are ok, this comes up, money gets depleted fast. You don’t even realize what is going on,” he mentioned.

However Alexander says Company Sponsorships and fundraising alternatives dried up throughout the pandemic.

“It’s been two years since we have had our annual gala, which is a huge significant source of income for There With Care. We have been trying to figure out how to make ends meet so we don’t have to say no to a family.”

She says they’ve determined to attempt a vacation fundraising push.

“This year we are doing a holiday campaign and inviting the community to participate where they can go to our website and sponsor a family.”

You’ll be able to study extra about how to sponsor a household with a critically ill little one right here.