Holiday Smiles Programs: ‘Holiday Smiles’ is one of BrittiCares favorite programs! Throughout the year “Holiday Smiles” spreads joy and laughter by creating special moments and beautiful memories for children and their families during the holiday seasons.
So often, families of children diagnosed with childhood cancers are so overwhelmed by all that is associated with the disease, that they are unable to take time to celebrate special holidays, which prior to their diagnosis would seldom pass unnoticed. BrittiCares creates festive and fun atmospheres inside of hospital settings, which allows patients, family members and friends to relax and enjoy one another during these special days.
SPRING TREATS: Spring Treats is a program, where gift baskets, and or treats are delivered to patients during the Easter holiday season.
MOTHERS LOVE: Mothers Love is an inpatient program that supports Moms of patients for Mother’s Day. Brittis Helpers visit various hospitals, and hand deliver refreshments & gifts to Moms to create smiles on this special day.
THANKSGIVING WITH MY FAMILY: BrittiCares hosts a fun and festive dinner party, which includes; gift bags, entertainment, raffles and more, for oncology and hematology patients, who are scheduled for treatment/hospitalized on Thanksgiving Day. This particular event is especially important to BCI because, so often, these children are unable to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their entire family. Together, patients their family members, friends and staff will be able to celebrate the true meaning of this holiday, which is to be thankful and appreciate life and one another.
GIVE LIFE FOR CHRISTMAS BLOOD & TOY DRIVE: An annual blood & platelet and toy drive to help save the lives of many. Our target goal for this event is 100 donors. Toys and gift cards are also accepted at this event to help support our ‘Britti’s Gifts of Love’ Adopt a Family Program.
BRITTI’S GIFTS OF LOVE (ADOPT A FAMILY) : Each Holiday Season, Britti’s helpers spread a little holiday joy by making special deliveries of gifts to patient’s in and out of the hospital during the holiday season. Due to the financial, emotional and physical strain that is brought on a family by a childhood cancer diagnosis, BrittiCares not only adopts patients, but also adopts their immediate family members. This service helps provide much needed and desired items requested by patients and family members.