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Celebrate the holiday spirit by giving to a child

Celebrate the holiday spirit by giving to a child

North Salem, NY, November 10, 2022 — Help Friends of Karen deliver gifts and smiles for the holidays! Nearly 900 Holiday Wish Lists need to be filled this year. Join us in helping fulfill a child’s wish list or fill the lists for several children. You will be the reason our children smile this holiday season.

Every child looks forward to the holidays, but when parents are struggling to care for a child battling cancer or another life-threatening illness, there’s no time for shopping or even thinking about gifts. You can make sure Friends of Karen children get to celebrate the holidays by taking part in our Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. Each child sends us a wish list, and we match them with a kind-hearted person who purchases one or more of the gifts on the list.

You can help our children celebrate the holidays by purchasing one gift for one child or several gifts for several children. And if you don’t have a lot of time, we welcome cash donations and we’ll do the shopping for you.

To participate, and get matched with a child’s wish list or lists, please email or call (914) 617-4052.

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by putting a smile on the face of a seriously ill child and helping to create memories for their entire family? If you would like to make a donation online visit

Send checks and gifts to:

Holiday Adopt-a-Family
c/o Friends of Karen
118 Titicus Road,
North Salem NY 10560

Long Island donors please call 631-473-1768 Ext. 903

About Friends of Karen: Friends of Karen, established in 1978, provides emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope. Friends of Karen serves families living in the New York tri-state region and offers its lifeline of support services at no cost to them so they have more time for what’s most important: each other. Friends of Karen has received top ratings from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates the financial efficiency and responsibility of all qualifying U.S. charities. Friends of Karen also meets the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability of the BBB of Metropolitan New York.

For more information, visit or call (914) 277-4547.