Chemo Comfort

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 81 Bedford St. Suite 1A New York NY 10014 USA

Mission: Mission: Chemo Comfort’s concern is making life easier and more comfortable for the cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy. Chemo Comfort provides resources that enable cancer patients to take positive, comforting measures for themselves, thereby empowering patients at a time when so much feels out of their control. Programs: Chemo Comfort has a three-tiered program to distribute kits to cancer patients. Kits are donated through partner cancer organizations; subsidized kits are available to other cancer patients for a minimal donation; and there is a gift kit program.
Geographic areas served: New York Metropolitan area + national

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Rating: 5 stars  

Good people getting together to do good. You leave feeling good!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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10 people found this review helpful

Small, home and storage-space based non-profit, devoted to bettering life for post-chemo patients. We put together and send out kits filled with "luxury" items like satin pillowcases, sensitive teeth toothpaste, ginger candies and peppermint tea. This was started by a two-time breast cancer survivor and has a lovely crew of volunteers. Won't you join us in helping cancer patients and donate some $ or time?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growing request for kits and partner organizations

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing differently

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

fun volunteering opportunities!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amicable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a lot more people feel better!

Ways to make it better...

can't think of anything

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and space

One thing I'd also say is that...

we could use more $$ and space

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I got involved with Chemo Comfort when I lived in NYC. I enjoyed volunteering and supporting this important cause. I personally identified with the cause as my father was fighting cancer. The founder, coordinators, and volunteers are warm, compassionate, caring, and committed. Unfortunately I moved out of NYC but I continue to order kits for people I know who are fighting cancer. I hope to continue to support Chemo Comfort in any way that I can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great non profit I am happy they are doing a great job for cancer patients..I am looking forward to volunteering again.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Chemocomfort is the best nonprofit around.I love volunteering for them.They are doing a great job for cancer patients.Very welcoming group.I hope and pray many will be able to donate their time and money to help more people..

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

My Dad was sent a Chemo Comfort kit when he was beginning chemo by a long-time friend. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift with practical gifts inside that would make his tough journey easier. A great way to let someone know you're thinking of them when they have a difficult road ahead.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been the Office Coordinator at Chemo Comfort since 2010. Chemo Comfort was there for me when I was unemployed and depressed and it has rewarded me so many times over. Most recently, I was very upset about my best friend's father who was diagnosed with cancer but wasn't undergoing chemo. He was so sick and in so much pain. When I found out he was going to start a both a round of radiation and chemo, I immediately sent a kit. When I found out how happy the family was to receive the kit, I broke down. At first, it just felt like I was putting a band-aid on a geyser but after hearing that the kit had all the right products in it to help my friend's father feel better during pallative care, I broke down. It took me all these years to realize all the little tasks I had done in and out of the office had/have made a huge difference in so many people's lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My first time volunteering for chemo comfort I was hooked! Not only was the company of the other volunteers so enjoyable, but it was obvious what a thoughtful and necessary service they were providing. So much research is done to focus on how to prevent cancer, but there are very few organizations like Chemo Comfort that look out for the comfort of those who are waiting for a cure. By providing a starter kit for low-income patients enduring chemotherapy, Chemo Comfort is helping make a difference in the quality of life of cancer patients. Keep up the great work!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The kits were recently translated into Chinese to begin helping patients whose first language is not english.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing different

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Anne Marie and the other volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly. Intelligenet. Committed

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people

Ways to make it better...

n/a

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting the word out.

One thing I'd also say is that...

n/a

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

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