Families Dealing with Children’s Cancer Need Your Help

Do you or someone you know have a child dealing with the challenges of cancer? Dealing with childhood cancer takes a toll on parents and caregivers, and the day-to-day activities of life take a back seat. But now there is a new organization in the Richmond area that offers help and hope.

The Fairy Godmother Project started in Fredericksburg and is now moving to Richmond. This program helps families in Virginia who have a child in treatment for cancer. As you can imagine, they are under a great deal of stress both financially and emotionally because of their child’s illness so the regular day-to-day stresses like cooking, cleaning, lawn care, shopping, and organizing are low on the priority list.

As a group, the Fairy Godmother Project tries to lighten their load. They have volunteers who make meals, donate their time to clean, provide different services and donate money to help these families.  The second part of the program provides one professional photography session to each family.  This is the most precious gift to many of them because they just don’t know what the future holds and photos are a long-lasting treasure.

The Fairy Godmother Project in Richmond needs volunteers, sponsors, services donated by businesses, monetary and gift card donations, and other things to ease the burden for those dealing with childhood cancer.

As for volunteer needs, they need people who will make meals, clean and organize homes, fundraise to be able to provide these services, and market to the community.  They need businesses to donate house-cleanings and lawn services, restaurants to donate meals and date nights for families, and other services to lighten the load of parents and caregivers.

People may have other talents to share with FGP families (massages, haircutting services, tutoring, dog-sitting, painting, and others).

Source: Fairy Godmother website

 

Don’t have time to volunteer? They also need gift card donations for gas or restaurants, and groceries are always needed. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks can be written to Fairy Godmother Project.  FGP is run completely by volunteers, so all donations go directly towards helping these families.

No matter how much or little time you have or what your interest/talent is, they can find a place for you at FGP and your efforts will ease the burdens of families dealing with the more critical and time-sensitive issues of childhood cancer. Help make their burdens lighter by volunteering or donating.

Donations can be made online or mailed to:
Fairy Godmother Project
c/o Laura Leporati
4831 Jaydee Dr.
Moseley, VA 23120

There is a volunteer training scheduled for this Tuesday, March 27th at 7 pm at Clover Hill library. They would love to have you attend and your help offers help and hope for others.

For more information, visit the Fairy Godmother website.

 

RhondaDay

Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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