What's happy'ning now

The Covid 19 pandemic has significantly impacted our ability to bring happiness to the thousands of hospitalized children, children experiencing homelessness and children living in orphanages and foster care group homes we serve every spring and summer.  Thanks to our dedicated team of all-youth board of advisors, their families, community supporters and others, We Cancerve has been busy since March adjusting to serving amidst this global health crisis. We thank you for your support and encouragement during this time.

March 28: More Time @ Home Means Video

We Cancerve Movement’s all-youth board of advisors shared a sneak-peak into their lives outside of community service and showed how they were spending the early days of Maryland’s “stay-at-home” order. The video was co-produced by We Cancerve Founder Grace Callwood.

 

March 30: Message of Encouragement Video

We Cancerve Movement’s all-youth board of advisors recited lines of the poem “Don’t Quit” by Rudyard Kipling as part of a video vignette produced to inspire people struggling with the global health pandemic, Covid-19. The video was co-produced by Board Member Jayson Clarke.

 

April 15: World Art Day Social Media Campaign

Maryland-area youth shared visual and performance art, and what artistic expression means to them, as part of a social media campaign designed to celebrate World Art Day.  Nearly a dozen youth participated in this special project.

 

April 20: National Poetry Month Special Poetry Video Series

Featured six Maryland youth interpreting poetry – some original – on video to offer the community fun, creative alternatives to online content. The video was co-produced by We Cancerve Founder Grace Callwood.

 

April 21: School Librarian Day

We Cancerve paid a special tribute to a school librarian who inspired an annual project, Books & Buddies. To date, We Cancerve has donated more than 300 kits to area hospitalized children.

April 22: Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day

We Cancerve paid tribute to the number of Girl Scouts who have teamed with us and adopted our projects. Troops from throughout Maryland have supported the nonprofit’s initiatives since 2008.

 

April 24: ELU Book Drive

We Cancerve Movement Founder Grace Callwood joined other Greater Baltimore area nonprofit leaders, as part of the Emerging Leaders United, and supported the United Way of Central Maryland’s COVID-19 Book Drive for vulnerable children. We Cancerve purchased 20 new books from their wishlist and had them shipped directly to the United Way’s office.

May 13: Camp Happy Virtual Planning Meeting

We Cancerve Movement leadership will meet with a small team to plan Camp Happy 2020 at our newest expected site, Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School's Family Resource Center. 

August 17-24: Camp Happy One Day Fun Days!

Introducing We Cancerve's newest initiative: One Day Fun Day! For our community partners unable to welcome our entire 1-4 week summer enrichment day camp, Camp Happy, we've created and will bein introducing One Day Fun Days to bring a full day of fun and adventure to area children experiencing homelessness and critical illness, and living in foster care group homes, transitional housing and/or orphanages. For more information, contact us at peoplewhocare@wecancerve.org. 

October 1-3, 2020. Barron Prize Summit

Boulder, Co. We Cancerve Founder Grace Callwood is an invited featured panelist. Open to the public.