Books & Buddies
Chemo treatments can be long and boring so We Cancerve donates "Books & Buddies" to help young children pass the hours of infusions.
Books & Buddies was inspired by a school local library assistant, Mrs. Joanne Lhotsky, who happened upon We Cancerve's activities in the news. She contacted us via email and shared that she, her children and her elderly mother put together a few gifts to give to children undergoing cancer treatment. We Cancerve Founder Grace Callwood met her at a local Barnes & Noble and was in complete awe to see the items. On that day, "Books & Buddies" was born.
A new book with a new stuffed animal that matches the book's main character are stuffed in a clear ziplock plastic bag and presented to hospitalized children throughout the year. Schools, churches and businesses sponsor these kits for hospitalized children.
As of March 2019, thanks in large part of the generous donations of the Harford Day School Community, We Cancerve has donated more than 351 Books & Buiddies to area hospitalized children. In 2017, we expanded this program to also benefit young homeless children.
Contact us today to begin a collection for children we support at five hospitals.