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Make a Parent Care Bag to support a parent with a sick child

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There With Care of the Bay Area

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteering together is fun!

From the comfort of your own home volunteer to make a Parent Care Kit to support a parent with a sick child.

COVID-19 challenges everyone's daily lives, including the lives of families who have a child with a critical illness. By volunteering you help provide families with the care they need as they try to cope with their child's medical crisis during this pandemic.

A Parent Care Kit can help provide a parent who is bedside at the hospital with some of life’s conveniences and comforts.

Choose to make 1 Parent Care Kit or 5, 10 or more.
Every week we receive requests from parents for these bags.

What about COVID-19?
Please wear gloves and a mask while making the bag(s).
Every bag we receive is quarantined before it is delivered to a family.

Include others in your experience!
Invite family members, friends, coworkers, students or faith community members to participate with you, virtually or in socially-distanced small groups.

Ready to shop and put together your Parent Care Kits?
Suggested items to include are:

  • 1 notebook and 2 pens
  • 3+ pairs of earplugs
  • 2 packs of pocket tissues
  • 1 eye mask
  • 1 stress ball or similar
  • 1+ lip balm stick
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 water bottle
  • 3oz/travel size moisturizing lotion
  • 1 pack of gum
  • 2+ pack of mints
  • 2 pairs of adult size socks in gender neutral colors
Place the items in a brown paper grocery bag.

Estimated cost per kit: $15 to $25

Personalize your gift (optional):
  • Add a handwritten, decorated tag/card that includes your first name, your city and one of the following sentiments: "Thinking of you."; "Sending you care." or "Love and hugs." To be sensitive to the wide range of family situations and experiences, please do not write "Get Well" or "Have a good day" or "Be Brave" or include any religious or culturally-specific words or pictures. Thank you!
  • Decorate the brown paper grocery bag. Please, no words, stickers or glitter. Release your creativity using markers, paper, origami, paint and other craft items. From a child's scribble to an elaborate design... we welcome all levels of decoration.
Ready to share your bag(s)?
In-person, contactless drop-off available at:

Option 1: There With Care (main office), 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063.
Monday through Friday, anytime between 9:00am and 2:00pm. No appointment required.

Option 2: SOMAcentral, 450 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. (Satellite office).

Wednesdays between 2:00pm and 4:30pm. Please call/text on 650 509 0391 before arriving at this location.

Mail-in/delivery address:
There With Care (main office), 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063

Please contact us with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you/seeing you soon!
Thank you!

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About There With Care of the Bay Area

Location:

2682 Middlefield Rd, Ste H, Redwood City, CA 94063, SOMAcentral, 450 Townsend, San Francisco, CA 94107, 2 locations: Redwood City + San Francisco, CA , US

Mission Statement

The mission of There With Care is to provide 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 medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life's day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

Description

The Bay Area Chapter was created in 2011, seven years after the founding chapter opened in Colorado. There With Care receives referrals from medical social workers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Mission Bay, San Francisco. When a family receives a medical diagnosis of critical illness for their child, There With Care connects with the family and engages community members as volunteers to help ease the stress of their day-to-day life activities.

The support provided is individualized to each family, and can include:
* Deliveries of groceries and prepared meals.
* Transportation to/from hospitals, medical appointments/treatments; and other locations; and gasoline cost assistance.
* Providing new baby clothing; books; toys; car seats; strollers, pack-and-plays and other essential items for families leaving the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.
* Housecleaning; laundry service; lawn care; pet care during hospital admission; industrial home cleaning for immune compromised children, and home modifications for disability access.
* Professional services: accounting; legal; and translation services; alternative therapies; family or individual counseling; art therapy; haircuts; massage, etc.
* Providing babysitting, mentoring and tutoring for patients and siblings.

We welcome you to become part of the network of care and support that surrounds families, so they can focus on what's most important: their children. Thank you!

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 1 hour for the first bag, and 15 - 20 minutes for each additional bag.

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