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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Health Care, Health Support

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

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Chemo Comfort is a nonprofit that does direct service, working with people currently undergoing chemo treatment, trying to make their experience a little more enjoyable. The NGO puts together kits with products that include educational materials (books and flyers), food related products (tea, ginger based candy) and clothing products, all tested and found useful by previous patients.
The NGO values volunteers and offers a pleasant atmosphere and work space. The volunteers are from all age ranges: high schoolers, college students, people who are currently working but who want to volunteer in their spare time, and retired individuals. It is a place where, personally, I made friends and to which I look forward to returning every week.
The NGO has a table at important events in the field every year (e.g. Race for the Cure), for those interested in learning more about the organization, talking to the volunteers and getting involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since I lost my job I decided to help non-profits in their efforts to help others. I believe that is what makes this country great people helping each other in their time of need.
When I help put these chemo kits together I think about how happy and special each person will feel. During their time of need these kits will bring them
a lot of comfort and save them money. Their happiness and recovery is the most important thing during this time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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?

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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..

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!