Children’s Chance offers Free School Supplies to Children with Cancer and Siblings | Community Spirit
Local children facing cancer and their siblings will enjoy the 7th Annual School Supply Bash sponsored by Children’s Chance, where they will receive free school supplies from the charity. Children’s Chance, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children fighting cancer in South Carolina and their families with non-medical needs, is proud to offer this event once again to help these children return to school prepared by providing free supplies that were donated from community members and with support from Staples.
Children’s Chance will hold events throughout the state to ensure that children have easy access to get the supplies they need to return to school. The Columbia area School Supply Bash will be held on Monday, July 30 from 1-3 pm Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital, 1st floor in the Derrick Room. Activities of the event will include children with cancer and their siblings being able to “shop” for their free school supplies and a possible surprise visit by Zig the Pig, the zebra striped mascot of Children’s Chance. This event is not open to the public, but the media are invited to attend and representatives from Children’s Chance will be on hand and available for interviews as well as families served by the organization and Camp Happy Days staff.
Samantha Higgins, Public Relations Director of Children’s Chance, states, “We are so excited to be able to offer free school supplies to the special children throughout the palmetto state who are fighting cancer and their siblings. We appreciate the support of the community, sponsors such as Staples and our supporters for making this event possible and we know that it will make a big impact to help families send their kids back to school prepared with the supplies they need during such a difficult time”.
Established in 1996, Children’s Chance is the only non-profit organization that assists families facing pediatric cancer with non-medical financial, psychological, and emotional needs. Through support from the community, individuals, and businesses, Children’s Chance continues to fund programs such as the Family Support Funds to help families pay non-medical bills such as rent/mortgage, car payments, and utility bills, Angel Funds which provides families assistance with out of pocket expenses such as gas, grocery, and food cards, Counseling Services to help these families through an emotionally challenging experience, and fun events for the families such as The School Supply Bash and The Evening with the Gamecocks. For more information about the event or Children’s Chance, please call (803) 254-5996 or visit www.childrenschance.org.
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