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Imagine hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”  As if life wasn’t complicated enough, parents now have the added stress of COVID-19, home schooling, job layoffs and more.

As we embark on a new normal, our 2020 Back to School program will be very different and will address today’s necessities. The children need your help now more than ever. They urgently need access to their child’s doctors for telehealth visits, to Friends of Karen’s social workers for virtual emotional and sibling support, and to teachers for remote learning.

You can help us reach our goal TODAY to provide 750 children with gift cards for school supplies and clothing, and funds to cover internet access for telehealth, online schooling and support from Friends of Karen’s family support team.

Will you help our children? We cannot reach our goal without you!

Here’s how you can help.                                                                                                                     

  • $25 - $100 cash or gift card donations to Mastercard, Visa, Target, Amazon and Staples will provide necessary school supplies and clothing for Friends of Karen children.
  • $150 will provide a critically ill child with internet access to stay connected to school, doctors and our family support team.
  • $250 will provide a critically ill child and well siblings with school supplies, clothing, internet access to stay connected to school, telehealth and virtual emotional and sibling support from our family support team.

Please Support the “New” Back to School.

Click here to visit our secure server and make a donation.

Send checks and gift cards to:

Back to School c/o Friends of Karen; 118 Titicus Road; North Salem NY 10560

Due to the current uncertain times, we are unable to collect school supplies.

For more information:


LI donors please call 631-473-1768.