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Review for Alexandra Chiles Foundation, Menlo Park, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter and I first found out about the Alexandra Chiles Foundation through the Stanford Hills Chapter of National Charity League in 2000. Sadly, Alex had died just a few months before we joined NCL. We learned about the work she did creating various crafts and bead projects for hundreds of hospitalized children while herself fighting her battle against cancer. Here we were: a healthy mother and daughter. Our own volunteer work paled in comparison to what Alex had done.

Over the past ten years I have worked on Alexandra Chiles Foundation projects with both of my daughters. We have packaged beautiful craft kits for hospitalized children who crave something to do while recuperating. The instructions for preparing the kits are lovingly laid out with clear attention to detail. The kits are a gift in themselves and then through craftsmanship become a gift for sick children to use or give as gifts to others. The packaging materials are colorful and of high quality. All items are carefully counted and compiled. Every last detail is considered.

Role:  Volunteer & I have worked on kits with my daughters and in groups. There is a true sense of accomplishment to complete a few hundred kits at a time and be able to send them out to hospitals. As a result of this work, my daughter channeled her volunteer efforts by w.