Hello Students and Youth Groups,
We're glad you're here! This organization was created by a second grader and a group of her elementary school friends in 2012 to bring happiness to area sick, foster and homeless children. The projects We Cancerve has sponsored, from the beginning, are all created by youth for youth. Our focus is on giving kids lasting memories and products they need most so we ask people who share our values for helping in creating those lasting memories to donate the products we need. We started this organization with the belief that many of us had unwanted new or gently-used toys, books and clothes that other children would be happy to receive. We learned that only did homeless, sick and foster children love our new and like-new gifts and how we packaged them, so many other children believed in our work and wanted to help. Because of Covid-19, we had to change to accommodate public health rules, changing rules of the organizations we serve and the shifting availability of our in-house team. We're proud to report that change doesn't scare us; we adapted to make sure we can still serve our friends who are mostly in shelters, hospitals and group homes. We now only accept brand new books, toys and clothes but we still partner with youth groups and others to bring happiness to children.
This page is designed to help you - today's youth - better understand how you as an individual or as a team, can team with us to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster children.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO US
We're serious! We Cancerve is proud to say we insist that young people must be:
involved in authentic decision making,
considered advisers to adults who want to learn what motivates and resonates with youth, and
encouraged to connect directly with community leaders to bring projects and services to children we serve
See how we've made a difference in the lives of youth over the last few years! Click here.
We have a few major ideas that will require the most heart and effort to pull off. We think you represent just the right group to do any of these! Check these out:
Great Service Learning Projects
So you've decided to support We Cancerve but you're not sure what to do next. These next few slides are full of tips on how to get started.
TIP #1: Decide how you'd like to help
You can sign up to help We Cancerve as an individual or as a group.
Celebrate for a Cause
Wanna celebrate a birthday or any other major life milestone by helping others? Consider one of We Cancerve's projects. Instead of asking your friends for gifts, you can ask them items to support any of our upcoming projects:
Toiletries Kits (Scentsational)
Dental Care Kits
Halloween Candy (individually-wrapped)
Non-perishable breakfast food items (individually-wrapped)
Easter candy (individually-wrapped)
Simply contact us with details about your interests and we'll help you finalize the plans for an awesome collection for your celebration!
Join our movement
Ashlee Brockwell, Member
Board of Advisors
When you join with us, you get to
Connect with thought leaders, community organizers and other youth who share your passion;
Fuel your passion and work with trusted tools, knowledge and resources;
Join in diverse, multi-dimensional dialogue on current issues impacting youth we serve;
Develop and practice essential skills like public speaking and networking and
Create and design solutions that drive action to make a real impact in your community
- Homeless for a night
- Gift to Give
- Eggstra Special Easter Bagskits
- Breakfast Bags Bonanza