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Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is to provide a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer.

Target demographics: Families of children under the age of 18 that have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 200 families

Geographic areas served: The State of New Jersey

Programs: We accomplish our mission through: • Professional in-home counseling • Advocacy on behalf of the families • Material support such as food, clothing, toys, household items • Emergency financial relief

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dan D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the summer of 2014, our 8-year old son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It was a long, hard journey of 3 and 1/2 years of chemo treatment but thankfully today he is a healthy cancer-free 12 year old boy. ECF was there for us on our journey delivering free groceries monthly, presents to both our boys on holidays, and financial assistance when needed. What really set ECF apart though was the amazing social worker that regularly visited our house to meet with my wife to provide emotional support and guidance. She was simply a godsend and helped us through our most difficult times. We are forever grateful for ECF as their services are exactly what families need to get through the difficulty journey of a child diagnosed with cancer.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for over 10 years. I am very proud to be a part of this amazing foundation. We are able to help our families in so many ways.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for over 30 years, in one way or another. I have known the family that started this amazing foundation for many years and they are amazing people. In the most recent years I have joined the Foundation as a Board Member. Everyone affiliated with ECF is full of love, caring, and undeniable generosity. This stems from the children and families that we meet along the way that inspire us to continue to do all that we can to help, in any way possible. I will continue to do all I can to help these amazing families who need it so desperately.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Toni and I am a single disabled mom of three beautiful girls. My daughter Megan was diagnosed at 3 yrs old with an inoperable brain tumor, seizure disorder, and she is legally blind due to nerve damage. I had reached out to The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for help a number of years ago. From the moment I reached out they have been by my side. They have helped many times With things like rent, utility bills, supplying gas cards and store cards to make my life easier. They never say I’m asking for too much but instead always say they will help if they are able. They throw parties and give us the opportunity to attend events that allow us the ability to STOP thinking about the illness and watch our warriors simply being kids and having fun. A chance to have some normalcy in an otherwise chaotic life full of dr visits, hospital stays and tests. ECF has been like a lifeline for my family. They are amazing loving supportive individuals with a beautiful mission that is dear to my heart. They have supported me and encouraged me during some of the most difficult times of this journey and I am truly thankful for everyone involved.

Tina Grum M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for 4 years and feel extremely grateful that a friend of mine introduced me to ECF. The work that this foundation does is wonderful! The keystone of our mission is to provide in home counseling to the family unit throughout their journey of a son or daughter bravely battling cancer. Our staff and caseworkers are extremely dedicated, amazing individuals who help our families in countless ways. Through the generosity of our donors, volunteers, and staff, the assistance provided to families is uniquely tailored to their needs. ECF is a great organization that inspires me to help more, care more, and believe more. I am proud to be associated with ECF.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Emannuel through chop . My daughter had developed brain cancer which later spread and took her life. Its through Gods mercy ,love and grace that i received help from this organization. Not just financial but counseling as well. I will never be able to repay anyone for the love and kindness we were given. So trust me when I say your donations are appreciated. I love you all for loving us

Ilene L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for over 15 years now, and the things we do for the children and their families are amazing. The Caseworkers go above and beyond and think out of the box, to give these families a sense of calm and comfort. We try and make sure all their needs including, counseling, food, concrete needs etc are taken care of during this terrible road called cancer.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to ECF several years ago and have grown to love everything about the organization. Every single person involved with ECF cares about the organization and what we do to help families in need. There are countless hours spent by staff members and volunteers raising money for the families in need. The case workers spend quality time with all the families and assist them with a love. They truly understand the needs of these families and help in any way they can. I am blessed to be a volunteer for this great organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been both contributing and volunteering with this organization for thirty years. The mission is unique...caseworkers see families of children stricken with cancer and offer psychological counsel to the family unit, and suggest as advocates where that family may go for other assistance-financial or medical. Additionally ECF provides food, toys, and other items via food drives and can help with paying some bills.
As a small organization, each volunteer can make a big difference in the lives of these kids and their families. One high school student's fundraising efforts at his school impacted perhaps a dozen families greatly, and those delivering supplies put smiles on the faces of these kids and their families. Whenever I see the courage and positivity of these ECF "kids" at fundraisers I know that we are doing good thing as volunteers, and I know that their positive energy makes me want to strive to be a better person.
Lastly, the paid staff-administrative and MSWs-are ALL in. They too share our volunteers' attitude. This is some organization...Mike Walsh

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is not just a great organization in terms of its mission and how much impact it has on the families it helps, but also an amazing place to work. I have been the Development Director there for more than 3 years. It is family friendly, everyone is incredibly hard working and dedicated and goes above and beyond what they are required to do. Everyone cares so much about the kids and families. No one is there just to do a job--including the staff, caseworkers, volunteers and the board of directors. We are all inspired by the bravery of the kids with cancer, the love of their families, and the generosity of the donors and volunteers who make all that we do possible.