Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as raising awareness for childhood cancer throughout the year. We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.
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Adopt a Pig is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services and coping mechanisms for patients and their families.
How the program works
- Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks.
- Sponsors adopt the piggy banks for an initial $25 fee and begin collecting donations.
- When each bank is full, the change inside is counted and a check is sent to Adopt a Pig. Sponsors keep the piggy bank as a personal reminder of a child’s fight against cancer.
For more information go to: http://www.adoptapig.org
Hi! My name is Emma Rose. I am a 17 year old Leukemia (ALL) patient. I was diagnosed with cancer in January, 2012. It has been a tough year, but I am finally starting to feel better. I am entering the maintenance phase of my treatment. Even though this is the “easiest” part of my treatment, it still consists of daily oral chemo and almost monthly spinal taps until May 2014. Since my diagnosis, many people have helped my family and me in many ways. Now, I want to do something to give back. I want to help other kids with cancer who are also being treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
We are always looking for comfort items the kids can use during their stay- especially pillow pets, soft blankets, fuzzy socks, gift cards (ideally $15 iTunes), lip balm, and mini hand sanitizers. We also have specific donation drives going on which you can learn more about in the posts. Right now we are doing a “Movie Night” donation drive. Since the children cannot go to the movie theater, I want to bring the movie theater experience to them. Please consider donating movies, microwave popcorn, and movie theater candy. We have a specific wishlist on Amazon if you are looking for ideas. Thank you so much!
Please make sure all donations are new and in their original packages.
All mail and packages can be sent to Emma Rose, PO Box 485, Thiensville, WI 53092. Thank you so much for your generosity! ♥ Emma Rose