Adults understand the importance of volunteering. This summer CURE Childhood Cancer encourages you to introduce your child (regardless of his/her age) to that wonderful feeling that comes with making a difference for others. As you teach your child the importance of community service it also teaches them responsibility and that volunteering is a great way to have fun with your family!
Here are some suggested volunteer opportunities for children and teens that will directly impact the families we serve:
- CURE serves Brown Bag Lunches to moms and dads who have a child at both Scottish Rite and Egleston Children’s Hospitals. How special would it be if the lunch includes a “smile” inside each bag? Your child could make friendship bracelets, magnets for the patient’s room, a brightly colored card with the message “Someone is thinking about your family today” or any other small-sized craft. (Hospital rules prohibit CURE from delivering any items that contain religious messages or images.)
- Fundraise for Research. Every dollar makes a difference! Fundraising options for children and teens include: Lemonade Stands, Car Wash, Movie Night where you provide popcorn and drinks and your friends purchase a ticket to attend, Bake Sale, Collect items for CURE’s snack or toiletry bags, Collect new Silly Socks for patients, or Collect “Boredom Busters” for patients (Play Doh, Card Games, Travel-Sized Games, Magic Tricks, Books, etc.). All items must be new.
Please email Lisa Branch at email@example.com with any questions or if you would like to schedule a time for your child to visit the CURE office and share their summer volunteer experience with us.