Our daughter and her volleyball team went to work collecting toiletry items to donate to the FedEx house during Sammy's first follow up scan. Kids helping kids! Mother Nature and Covid did not allow us to personally deliver these items. But they got there!
Sammy’s science teacher and her class put together dozens of goodie bags as a service project to provide hope and comfort to Madonna pediatric patients. Sammy loved seeing some of his therapists who have helped him work hard and keep making progress!
Lauren and her volleyball team made and delivered Halloween goodie bags so each Madonna inpatient pediatric patient could have some spooky fun.
Sammy and friends shopped for and delivered over $1500 dollars worth of toys and other items to UMNC Childlife Specialists! Childlife Specialists are an amazing group of professionals that are there very step of the way supporting kids and families while they are in the hospital! We were so thrilled to be able to support them and all that they do!
With the help of all of our supporters, we held a toiletry drive in February for the FedExFamilyHouse. Then, in March we delivered the toiletries AND helped stock up some much needed toys and outdoor games for the families to use during their stay. A delivery of over $2000! See our resource page for more information about the wonderful FedExFamilyHouse.
SammyStrong and FedExFamilyHouse have worked hard on prioritizing what families staying there need most. Through hearing their needs, SammyStrong has committed to paying for a meal a month for the rest of the 2022 year. There are times when you are so focused on your child that you can not process anything else, even eating. Having a warm, easy meal there and ready is so impactful for these kids and families! Thank you to ALL of our donors for helping us make this happen!
As we all know, gas prices are high right now. This is a major expense for families who are traveling to St Jude for their child's care. SammyStrong wanted to help alleviate that financial concern for families. In April, we donated $2000.00 to assist in covering gasoline needs to patients and families.
We have met and helped support several local families who, sadly, are on this journey as well. Whether, it has been phone calls, support with travel expenses, meals or working to take some day to day stressors off their plate, SammyStrong has worked hard to be there supporting kids and families through their journey, as others have done for us.