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ORGANIZATION: Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested
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Postmarked with Love is an opportunity for volunteers anywhere to provide individuals with Fanconi anemia, caregivers, those grieving, and others affected by FA with words of hope, comfort, and love through handwritten notes as they are going through especially difficult times.

Register on our website (https://www.fanconi.org/explore/postmarked-with-love) as a volunteer and sign up for a volunteer orientation session. These quarterly and optional, thirty-minute sessions are both informational and informal. You may come prepared with your crafting supplies to make cards during this time, or just bring a pen and paper to take notes. Feel free to invite your friends and family to register as well. The more the merrier!

Make cards and/or write notes! Maybe even consider hosting a virtual or in-person card making party with your friends and family! Let's have fun practicing community care together. Quarterly mail due dates for cards are located on our website.

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About Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

Location:

360 E. 10th Ave., Suite 201, Eugene, OR 97401, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to find better treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide.

Description

The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF) is the world leader in advancing research for better treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia. Founded in 1989, FARF has supported more than 245 grants to more than 160 investigators worldwide. Over the last 31 years, our outstanding donors have enabled us to fund $25 million in research grants.

Fanconi anemia (known as FA) is a complex disease that can affect every system of the body, and the severity of symptoms can differ widely from person to person. A diagnosis of FA has social, emotional, and financial impacts on the individual and family, as well. Being educated and supported throughout the process of diagnosis, and into treatment and management, is paramount to well-being and coping with a chronic disease. FARF offers a variety of services to assist those diagnosed and their families who register with us (at no cost).

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, 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

  • Orientation sessions are 30 minutes long and optional. Writing a note or making a card could take anywhere between 5 minutes to multiple hours, depending on how creative you want to get.
  • You could write a simple handwritten note or construct a creative card, and you may make as many or as few cards/notes as you'd like. All you need to participate is something to write with, paper, an envelope, and a stamp!

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