Our Family Services program began after repeatedly observing the needs of families facing pediatric cancer. After surveying numerous families it was found that families especially neeId support in day-to-day tasks like house cleaning, meal making and lawn care. Additionally, they spoke of the financial struggles brought on by treatment. The survey results helped formulate this program leading us to provide meals, lawn care, house cleaning and gas & grocery cards. Because the needs of all families are different, we implemented a point system that allows our parents to choose what support best works for their family. Each family is provided the same number of points which hold a monetary value allowing us to provide equal support to each family. Due to the added costs of treatment, travel and lost work, we added a financial relief fund in 2014. Two times per year we offer an opportunity for financial relief for our families by paying bills directly for them.
From a menu of services using a point system, our families choose from what works for their family. The services are as followed
- Professional House Cleaning
- Grocery Gift Cards
- Gas Gift Cards
- House Projects
Each family is assigned a Lead Volunteer to check on them regularly.
They are given the opportunity to connect with a mentor who has been through pediatric cancer.
Events are scheduled periodically where they can meet other families.
We have paid more than $32,000 worth of bills since 2014.
We have paid 105 bills in total.
100% of families surveyed said that FGP eased day-to-day stresses.
STARGAZERS PROGRAMOur Stargazers program supports families as they face end of life and beyond. This program allows us to provide families with financial, volunteer and emotional support while facing the end of the child’s life, child’s death, the child’s services and life without their child.
Learn more about how this program was started here.
When a child goes into hospice and is facing end of life, we put together a team of volunteers to support them. We also provide the following:
- Gift card of $500 for errands, expenses, etc
- Volunteer support in home (Minimum of 3 hours a week to include errands, cleaning, meal prep, etc.)
- Home visits
- Assistance with organizing community support (you caring, take them a meal, etc)
- Photos (if not already done)
- Planning and purchasing items for event (balloon release, photos for display, rock memorial, other requests)
- Providing photos for the service
- Volunteer support at cemetery, Funeral Home and at celebration of life or funeral
- Assistance with cost of headstone
- Resources for needed support
- Home visits
- Grief Books for Family
- Connections to local organizations providing support
- Memorial items
- Newsletters with resources
- Group Activities for families
- Random Act of Kindness Days
- Holiday help- tree set up, house cleaning, meal help
- Cards on birthdays and anniversaries
- Continued check ins by FGP volunteers
Fairy Godmother Project’s Photography Program offers a complimentary portrait session to families dealing with pediatric cancer. Each session is donated by a volunteer professional photographer and can take place at an outdoor location, home, hospital, or studio (if available). Our goal is to capture the families’ moments, connections, and love for each other despite the stress and worry that comes with pediatric cancer. To request a session please fill out this form.
Fairy Godmother Project’s Photography Program offers a complimentary portrait session to families dealing with pediatric cancer. Each session is donated by a volunteer professional photographer and can take place at an outdoor location, home, hospital, or studio (if available). Our goal is to capture the families’ moments, connections, and love for each other despite the stress and worry that comes with pediatric cancer.
To request a session please fill out this form.