Bake Back America created Candy Striper as a platform for volunteers to connect with recipients facing medical challenges and emotional stress. This initiative encourages a long lasting friendship through weekly communication and bonding sessions. It also addresses the basic needs that families struggle with like food and clothing while they are under emotional distress from their unfortunate situation.
My name is Abby Zaroff and I am excited to help children feel better during these difficult time. Unfortunately, I have had a family member who also faced these challenges and having mentors, therapy dogs, and different crafts and games cheered her up during the hard times. I deeply enjoy helping others and putting smiles on children’s faces. My goal is to make a difference in people’s lives.
"We are here to help in so many ways."
If you are facing medical challenges
In Person or Zoom Option
Grant a Wish
Customize Outtings or Events
lap tables for hospital beds
TO GO BAGS
Arts & Crafts
Magic & Singing
1 on 1 Sessions
Arts & Crafts
Fun & Games
Scarlett was diagnosed with T Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer, at age 6. Aware of the sacrifices children and their families had made before them to make Scarlett's treatment possible, the James Family is inspired to help children that follow behind Scarlett with the hope that their treatment is less lengthy, less intense and less toxic. The money raised is being used to research novel targeted therapies which have great potential. Because these therapies target cancer cells, they reduce toxicity to healthy tissues and decrease long terms side effects. This is especially important for growing children.
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Printables for Candy Striper Volunteers
The Ronald McDonald House
December 4, 2021
Thank you Jessica and all the families for coming out today to help make breakfast bags for the families at The Ronald McDonald House in NYC.
Hospitals, Organizations, Individuals
Thank you Scarlett Fund for allowing Bake Back America to create holiday cards for children at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.
One on One Program
1 SESSION = 1 HOUR
Day of Play
School in the Square, New York, NY
July 27, 2021