Gifts For Children
Every child looks forward to their special day. We provide age-appropriate gifts for every child in the family, so that birthdays remain a happy occasion even in the midst of illness. This takes one additional burden off the shoulders of parents, who want only to stay by their child’s side.
BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
Our Back to School program enables our ill children and their siblings to start the school year with new school supplies from their own school's list and a gift card to get something new to wear.
Your summer holiday may have just started, but at Friends of Karen we're getting ready for Back to School.
Remember that good feeling of heading back to school wearing a new outfit and carrying your crisp, clean notebooks? Friends of Karen families are struggling to stay afloat financially and emotionally while caring for their critically-ill child. And parents tell us how difficult it is to go into a store and see healthy children so excited about the new school year while their own child is in the hospital, uncertain about what the next day will bring. Often parents have to agonize between buying new school supplies for their "well" child or paying the mounting medical bills for their ill child. No one should have to face that decision.
Your generous gift will help provide parents peace of mind and their children will be prepared for school, feel well taken care of and secure.
Our goal is to provide 850 children the supplies they need to go back to school this fall. We cannot reach our goal without YOU!
This is what we need:
- New backpacks (for all ages; boys and girls)
- School supplies (click here to view the Friends of Karen 2018 Wish List)
- $25 gift cards to Target, Forever 21, Macy's, The Gap, Old Navy)
- Make a cash donation
Please mail or drop off school supplies/gift cards to:
Friends of Karen
Attention: Denise Tredwell
118 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560
Questions, please contact Denise at DeniseTredwell@friendsofkaren.org or 914-617-4052.
Thank you for helping to provide our Friends of Karen children and their siblings that wonderful feeling of anticipation and hope for the new school year.