There With Care of the Bay Area provides a wide range of meaningful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by social workers from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald house in Palo Alto, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.
Taking things off their plate and giving families more time to be with their children is at the heart of our work and it happens through the kindness of others who ease their burdens. With the help of our generous community, we are able to be there for the families in ways that reduce the daily stresses that are overwhelming them. One of the way to help is to make "Easy Meal Care Bags" through your donated items at home and deliver them to our Menlo Park warehouse. These substantial snack kits allow parents to stay bedside with their sick child.
It's simple to put together a care kit and any age can help. The following is a suggested list of items to put inside any bag of your choice:
Easy Meal Care Bag - List of your Donated Items
¨ (4) Vitamin water/Gatorade/sports drink
¨ (4) kids juice box
¨ (4) soup with pull open tops like Campbells Chunky
¨ (2) single serving microwaveable mac n cheese
¨ (2) oatmeal bowl (no dish required or just add water)
¨ (1) small plastic container/ pouch of peanut butter
¨ (1) cracker sleeve (such as Ritz)
¨ (2) small Chex mix bag or salty snack/chips
¨ (4) energy bar/ granola bar
¨ (2) small cookie/animal cracker type snacks
¨ (2) small pack of applesauce/fruit squeeze/ fruit cup
¨ (2) fruit leather/strip
¨ (1) life savers or gum
*Please include a card with positive words such as "joy, happiness, love"
Even one bag will provide a family with needed support. Please contact Jennifer.Thurlow@therewithcare.org with any questions.
DROPPING OFF CARE BAGS:
Please deliver to 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City CA 94063 during business hours
- Child Care
- Child Advocacy
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
- Children Medical Services
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 1-2 hours to shop, assemble and delivery care kits
- Family Care Kits are made lovingly by volunteers' donations (we do not supply the items)