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Teen Activity Bags for a teen with a critical illness

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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 Teen Activity Bag to support a teen facing a critical illness.

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

Teens who are spending long days in the hospital welcome activities they can do alone and with family members. We invite you to make Teen Activity Bags that are gender neutral, for a teen male or for a teen female.

Choose to make 1 Teen Activity Bag or 5, 10 or more. Every week we receive requests from teens and their families for these bags.
Note: If you are doing this activity because you require volunteer service hours, they are typically calculated as follows: 1 hour for the first bag and 15-20 minutes for each additional bag.

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 Teen Activity Bags?

For variety, select to include 1 or more items from at least 3 of the following categories:

  • Puzzle, Solve-It, Skill-Challenge or Brain Teaser Activity
  • Model Kit (with all items required in the kit).
  • Activity Book - Extreme Dot-to-Dot; Sudoku; Ultimate Mazes; Word Search
  • Art, Coloring or Paint-by-Numbers Set
  • Craft Kit
  • Game

Neatly arrange your items in a clear gift bag, tie the gift bag with ribbon and attach a hand-decorated tag. Write on the tag your first name and a greeting: "Especially for you", "Enjoy!" or similar.

Estimated cost per bag: $20 to $30.

Ready to share your bag(s)?
In-person, contactless drop-off available at:

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.

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


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.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


2682 Middlefield RoadSuite HRedwood City, CA 94063




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


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

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