Helps children cope with adjustments of being in hospital by providing a variety of play experiences. Art and recreational activities are offered in the playroom, and is a great distraction for children to just be children. Child Life gave Charlotte a gift that made her smile for first time in 60 hours. Charlotte loved going to the playroom and using the toys and games, and some of her early rehab was done with the limited number of toys there.
Provides toys to pediatric patients at Yale NH Hospital. Children can go to the toy closet and pick out a toy. Charlotte was able to go to the toy closet after going through a Bone Mallow Test. Kids usually get to go after a trying day (Chemo, Surgery, Tests…) to help lift their spirits.
Helps to support children with cancer and their families with emotional and medical needs. The Tommy Fund offers a wide range of assistance to the families. They help parents out with all sorts of Bills (Mortgage, Car, Parking, Food…). They also support Research for Pediatric Oncology. The fund is supported through donations and through events like the Fall Family, Wipe Out Walk-a-Thon, and a golf tournament.
Providing clothing, essential furniture and household goods, free of charge, to low-income individuals and families in need. Handed out clothing to over 4,000 individuals last year. Except donations of clothing as well as furniture. Are part of events like CityFest, the WOW Giveaway, and a back to school rally to purchase uniforms for children going to school that cannot afford to buy one themselves.