The We Cancerve Movement, Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates giving opportunities that can be supported by the community to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster children. Inspired by a call to serve vulnerable children in sad situations, the We Cancerve Movement believes that love is active, strong, urgent, practical and possible. For us, solutions are swift because happiness shouldn’t have to wait. We Cancerve Movement was founded in 2011 by Grace E. G. Callwood, when she was a pediatric oncology patient. Grace completed chemotherapy in April 2014 and remains cancer free.
SHARING WITH SICK cHILDREN
Since our beginning, We Cancerve has donated cash grants, Easter baskets, Beach in a Bucket, toys and games, Books & Buddies and TransFUNers kits to hospitals in Harford County, Baltimore and Delaware; donated an entire movie, music and art supplies to the University of Maryland-Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, the Hackerman Patz House at Sinai and the Ronald McDonald House. We Cancerve also gave more than $800 grants and restaurant gift cards to organizations that help sick children, including the Casey Cares Foundation, and started the We Cancerve Pediatric Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore in 2016.
fRIENDS WITH fOSTER cHILDREN
We Cancerve supports children in foster care. Fun projects with teen girls in a transitional housing complex who are emancipating from foster care include a make-up fun night, pizza and movie nigh and line dancing parties. We've also donated Easter baskets children in group homes in Harford County and Baltimore County, and in an orphanage in Catonsville. In 2019, we began hosting the Winter Wonderland Holiday Party for older out-of-home teenagers.
In 2016, we opened La Magnifique Boutique, a full service boutique for teen girls living in a foster care group home in Bel Air. The boutique offers new and gently-used clothes, shoes, jewelry and purses appropriate for work and worship for today's teenagers. Girls are ages 14-21.
HELPING AREA HOMELESS YOUTH
Since its inception, We Cancerve has teamed with the community, churches and other organizations on our Threads of Hope initiative, which provides back-to-school clothing to every child living at the Harford Family House. We Cancerve also provides Easter baskets, winter wear, after-school snacks, toys and school supplies for children living at several homeless shelters and transitional housing programs for homeless families.
In 2015, we introduced Camp Happy, a free summer enrichment day camp for children living at two area transitional housing programs for homeless families. Join us today in helping bring smiles to children living in transitional and emergency shelters.