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Give a spring holiday meal to a family with a critically ill child

Give a spring holiday meal to a family with a critically ill child

Jonathan Lewis
Friends of Karen

Give a Spring Holiday Meal to a Family with a Critically Ill Child

North Salem, NY, March 1, 2023 – In this season of springtime holidays – Passover, Easter, Ramadan —  Friends of Karen is seeking donations of supermarket gift cards to feed critically ill children and their families so they can enjoy a special springtime holiday meal.

Food insecurity is a significant problem for Friends Karen families who are torn between paying illness-related bills and caring for their ill child. And now, with the steady increase in food prices, families need help more than ever.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness, parents feel like their lives are spinning out of control. Family life and structure is turned upside down and choices in many aspects of life become limited due to the economic and emotional burden cancer places on the family.

With the donation of supermarket gift cards, Friends of Karen can give families a holiday meal based on their traditions and individual circumstances. They are asking for donations of gift cards to ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Key Food, Target, Walmart, American Express, Visa or Mastercard. A gift of $50, $75 or more will help feed a family of four.

If you cannot shop for a gift card, Friends of Karen will gratefully accept a donation of any amount and they will purchase the gift card for you!

Call Allison Watson at (914) 617-4054 for more information.

Please mail donations to:

Friends of Karen
Spring Feed a Family Program
118 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560 

About Friends of Karen
Friends of Karen is a non-profit organization that 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. For families living in the New York tri-state region, Friends of Karen gives them more time for what’s most important: each other. The organization assists hundreds of ill children and their families every month, at no cost to them. Friends of Karen has received top ratings from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates the financial efficiency and responsibility of more than 9,000 U.S. charities.  Friends of Karen also meets the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability of the BBB of Metropolitan New York. Most recently, Friends of Karen earned the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency in 2023.