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The Nick Wilson Charitable Group

Mission: “To provide compassionate financial support to families with children undergoing cancer treatment and blood and marrow transplantation at the hospital where Nick received his treatment – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital here in Portland.”

Resources Provided:
Provides urgent financial support to families who have a child in the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, the only Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Center in the State. This financial support helps families with the many expenses not covered by health insurance including funding for housing, medication, and related co-pays, meal and food assistance, grief support, and many other urgent needs families may encounter during this time of crisis.

Contact:
P.O. Box 80852 Portland, OR 97280
T: (503)297-7970
Email: jillmetz@comcast.net
http://www.nickwilsoncg.org

Year Established: 2005

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Camp Agape

Mission: “The camp programing and activities are carefully planned. Each activity is designed to encourage family bonding, to include children of all ages along with their parents. Consideration is given to cancer kid’s low immunity, allergies, and safety for all ages. The goal is to create safe, positive & happy family memories.”

Resources Provided:
-Free  5 day camp at the beginning of August that includes arts, crafts, campfires, swimming, food, and fun activities for families affected by cancer.

Contact:
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503) 234-0468
http://www.campagapeportland.com

Year Established: 1997

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Candlelighters

Mission: “Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. The connections made with other members who have been through it all and know how to help is tremendously supportive. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.”

Resources Provided:

  • Bi-Monthly newsletter and access to our website
  • College scholarships to cancer survivors
  • Emergency financial support
  • Food pantry and Snack Cart at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  • Monthly activities for the whole family
  • Quarterly support group meetings for families and children facilitated by trained professionals
  • Outreach to newly diagnosed families
  • Pediatric Cancer Resources
  • Summer family camp
  • Tickets to area sporting/entertainment events
  • Toys for children at Randall and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
  • Bereavement support services
  • Monthly catered meals for in-patients and their families at Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals

Contact:
T: 503-235-5722
http://www.4kidswithcancer.org/

Year Established: 1977

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American Cancer Society

Mission: “The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”

Resources Provided: Various programming for children with a cancer diagoses and supportive programming for families as well.

Contact:
http://www.cancer.org/index

Year Established: 1913

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Sparrow Club

Mission: Sparrow Clubs USA is primarily a Pacific Northwest charity, serving in the states of Oregon and Washington. During the recent recession, we have had to pull back from operating outside the Pacific Northwest due to the lack of resources. The recent airing of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring the McPhail family and Sparrow Clubs has sparked a large interest in Sparrow Clubs across the nation. While we would love to be able to launch Sparrow projects in every state, it is just not possible at this time. Our Board of Directors is willing to review inquiries outside of Oregon and Washington on a case by case basis.

Resources Provided:
-children with medical needs are sponsored by the community
-service
-philanthropy

Contact:
http://www.sparrowclubs.org/
Sparrow Clubs USA
906 NE Greenwood Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97701
T: (541)312-8630

Year Established: 1995