Great Facility and friendly staff always willing to help.
BIG Love Cancer Care
Each Halloween I travel to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas with BIG Love Cancer Care to help run the carnival on the ninth floor. This event is mainly for children that aren't able to leave their floor for various reasons. So, we bring the party to them. It's beyond rewarding to see the reaction the kids have to us and the activities we bring along. They're able to dress in their costumes, trick-or-treat and play games throughout the halls.
Additionally, BIG Love offers weekly benefits. I've joined in on this event as well. Each week the children and their families are able to order special items (toiletries, special snacks, toys, etc.) and they're delivered the next week. This is AWESOME for the kids because we're able to deliver things they may not be able to get otherwise. I encourage everyone to visit their site to learn more about the services they offer.
There's nothing quite like the joy these children and their families bring to me when I volunteer for BIG Love.
Review from #MyGivingStory
My Heart is Full
Each week I am privileged to meet my 'team' (3 other dedicated volunteers) at Texas Children's Hospital. Our vehicles are loaded with toys, toiletries, snacks, laundry soap, socks and other items that families may ask for as they live at the hospital with their children battling cancer. Two of the other volunteers are mothers of sons who lost their battle to cancer and are eternally cured. One of the other volunteers and I were touched deeply by cancer fighters-Vicky's very good friend had a son who also lost the battle. I'm inspired by a young lady I had in my class and became very good friends with during her journey, who also lost her battle. We all know first hand what it is like for the families who are stuck at the hospital, often times with no one but BIG Love Cancer Care to listen, serve and supply them with needed items. Along with the items on the cart, we also allow each family to fill out a wish list--items requested can be as simple as an iTunes or Google Play card, to harder to find items like a Toy Story slinky. We also buy food, slippers, PJs, special Lego sets, DVDs and so much more--what we really bring is love, hope and smiles.Two days after the lists are collected, another volunteer delivers the wishes. We are all sharing our blessings, lending an ear and loving the children and families unconditionally. The best part about being a volunteer for BLCC is walking into a room and having a kiddo sit up in bed for the first time all day (sometimes all week) and chant, 'BIG Love! BIG Love! BIG Love!' or 'Toys! Toys! Toys!' It's also heartwarming when the kids are 'stalking' us in the hallway waiting for us to get to their room (there are 36 rooms on the floor) and also peeking out from behind a pillar waiting for us. They definitely make us feel wanted and loved! #biglovelovesbig
By the way, if I win, that $500 gift card to me will be buying things for BLCC, not Susan Leining. That's how I roll!
Review from #MyGivingStory