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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: Gardner’s House is a place for cancer survivors and their families to go for Respite, a place to help them relieve some stress, for children to get counseling in private, but most of all to help those who are dying in silence. To fill the void that is left by this disease, a home away from home, a place of peace and quiet, a safe Haven, an oasis in the desert for survivors and family, a place to heal body soul and mind and to get away from the hospital and hospice atmosphere as far as possible. To help with recuperation, it will be a positive caring place to be. We will be looking for ways to help those in need financially and emotionally, to get the help they need. (Please! so many are running out of Time)

Geographic areas served: North East

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gardner's House is a nonprofit that supports people dealing with cancer and family members who are impacted by loved ones who have cancer. This non-profit has also reached out to school communities to work with students educating them about healthy living. Ms. Maggie Gardner, founder of Gardner's House, is a strong woman with a passion to help others.

3 Toya W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Gardner's House is a non organization that helps people who is affected with cancer.This organization also helps people who are struggling, with their rent, food, light, gas. Whats so different with this organization is they call or come to see how you are doing.They ask how can they help .And you just dont here from them one time, always someone checking on you.GhI help me out by going to their support group, helping with gas, rent, and letting me know about other programs , which can benefit. Like a food program i am in.If it weren't for GhI, I would be lost or out on the street.I thank god for this organization and the founder who is Maggie Gardner. She is a blessing to me.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so happy the first time I met Ms Maggie Gardener. After losing my mom I found someone that is always there for me and the kids . Gardner' s House has helped so many people in so many different ways. Gardener's House is a great organization and wish more people could know about it and donate what so ever they can ,so that Gardener's House can help more people in need.Thank you Gardener's House for the great job that you are doing.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gardner's House is a non organization that helps people who is affected with cancer.This organization also helps people who are struggling, with their rent, food, light, gas. Whats so different with this organization is they call or come to see how you are doing.They ask how can they help .And you just dont here from them one time, always someone checking on you.GhI help me out by going to their support group, helping with gas, rent, and letting me know about other programs , which can benefit. Like a food program i am in.If it weren't for GhI, I would be lost or out on the street.I thank god for this organization and the founder who is Maggie Gardner. She is a blessing to me.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Cheryl E. I had the pleasure of meeting Maggie Gardner 2 years ago when I was diagnosed with colon cancer. My pastor told me about her and gave me her contact details. The very first time I met her I knew that there's something special about her, she's warm and easy to talk to. Maggie has stretched out her hands to people of all color and walks of life, she doesn't show any preference where you're from and what situation you're in she's there for you! I'm proud to say it's a pleasure going to Gardner's house for the monthly meetings and meeting new people. Maggie continue the marvelous work that you're doing.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gardner’s House is a staple in the Hartford Community helping individuals who are fighting cancer stand on their feet by providing financial, emotional and informational support when they needed it the most.
In 2016 I have personally witness Gardner’s House helped three cancer patients from being evicted for nonpayment of rent. If it wasn’t for Gardners’ house these individuals and their families would be living in a shelter. Please help Gardner’s House with your financial support so they can do more to help cancer patients and their families win the battle against cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The place that Maggie dwells is full of love for cancer patients and their families. I have witness Maggie’s determination and persistence in bringing awareness to the plight of cancer patients and their families through the work of Gardners’s House Inc. I have witness Maggies’s determination traveling to New York and Washington DC, in an attempt to bring awareness to her organization and raise funds to provide better services to cancer patients and their families. The innocence in her work awakened the charitable spirit in me and compels me to support her cause. Maggie is one of the most forever- giving person I have ever met. I enjoy being in the space she dwells.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Gardner's House Inc is the only organization in the community that is really supporting families affected by all types of cancer with basic needs, there are so many organizations telling us they have support, but when families go for help they set the bar so high the families are not qualify for assistance. The middle class families cannot get help if they owned a house or a good car, or have a spouse working, they have to fall below the poverty level first and then the government will step in. Gardner's House is trying to prevent families from fall below the poverty level while they are facing cancer. Pleas support this unique organization, the funds raise go directly to help families with cancer. Thank you

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is such a joy knowing that there is an organization as Gardner;s House Inc in our world who are constantly looking our for people affect by cancer and address the whole person not just the patient.

This organization have helped more than 200 plus families in one way or the other and continue to do so, I am very happy to be associated with one of a kind organization.

I am encouraging any one who can please help this organization to help other people who is and will be affected by cancer.
Thanks
Magz

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the most helpful and caring organization I've seen in my life. It was a great pleasure to be apart of this wonderful place. They help the community with real life situation. After treatment is done who cares for you. Gardener's House is there. Please keep up the great work. A lot of the family is looking for help and they are always there to the rescue. Please keep supporting this wonderful home. Love Jessi

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Name is Patricia L. As a volunteer with Maggie Gardner which is the President & CEO of Gardner's House. I have the pleasure of meeting all these wonderful young ladies/ Families struggling with their traumatic effects of cancers, not getting enough support or assistance from any others organization. I see for myself first hand on how Maggie Gardner is fighting so hard to help these young ladies, gentlemen & Families with limited funding & also managing the 211 Calls, although Maggie Gardner continue to face all these difficulty. Maggie continue strive to find ways of making a different for the survivors & Families. My sincere gratitude go out to Maggie Gardner. Job well done.

Sincerely
Pat L.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with this organization on several occasions.."Pop-Up Health" Booth, Merchant Outreach, Free Ultra sound Campaign, Holiday Party, Pretty In Pink Ball. Gardners House reaches out to those in the community for moral, emotional and financial support. Gardner's house is a resource for those looking for assistance, who have been turned away by larger agencies. Gardner's House...fuel for the soul.

2 Snop I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Miguelina Pons im a cancer survivor and with no family here in connecticut,and i thank God for putting gGardners house in my life.. i had i lots of problems and Magie contacted people to help me and the state cancel my cash and thxs to Magie the phones calls that si did that day they gave it back. Im not yet in my feet but i know that Gardners house will help me and wil help other survivors like me that all alone here in connecticut.
This is not the out come that i had thought my life would be when i got here . But this is what life gave i thank the help i can get i pray i can stand again on my own to feet.

Mi nombre it Miguelina Pons soy una sobreviviente de cáncer no tengo familia aquí en Connecticut, y doy gracias a Dios por poner Gardners House en mi vida .. Tenia un montón de problemas y Magie se contacto con la agencia para ayudarme y gracias a Magie Gardner y las llamadas de teléfonos que se hizo ese día. todavía no estoy en mis pies, pero sé que con Gardners house me ayudará y a otros sobrevivientes como yo que viven solo aquí en Connecticut.
Esta no lo que yo había pensado que ivía ser mi vida cuando llegué aquí. aun sigo luchando para vivir mi Vida y se que con ka ayuda de Dios y Gardner's House lo lograre.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a breast Cancer survivor. Who needed financial help. I had a hard long treatment in and out of the hospital treatment for almost two years. Everything seemed hopeless until I met miss Gardner she helped me mentally and financially she did what she could and still trying to raise funds to help me and my family. She is a beautiful spirit and truly moved and passionate about helping people who life comes to an hault once diagnosed with this disease. She see the need for cancer patient financially and emotionally. God Bless miss Gardnet

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gardener's House provides services to all persons affected by cancer. Maggie, founder, is herself a cancer survivor. She works very hard to find and match resources to those in need. She is passionate about what she does and tries to bridge the disparities in services made available to the underserved communities

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is a God send, it's helping those who are affected by cancer , those if us who can not afford to pay for basic needs, lots of poor people.can't find help, thank God we have such a place even for us to chat with some one who is real, we don't have to wait on the phone got hours.
Please help this organization so they can help more people who are dying in dying in silence.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome! I have done volunteer work with Maggie for the past 2 years and I must say that Gardner's House is such a wonderful organization helping cancer patients and their families through some of the most difficult times. Much Love!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am constantly amazed and impressed by the selfless dedication of Ms. Maggie Gardner the director of Gardner's House Inc. Maggie, herself a two-time breast cancer survivor has made it her life's work to assist all who are affected by the dreaded disease with basic needs; an aspect in the fight that is too often overlooked or completely ignored.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed by dedication and commitment of Gardner’s house members and volunteers in reaching out to cancer patients and their families with encouragement, financial and emotional support in the Hartford Connecticut area. I recently attended Gardner’s House annual pretty n’ Pink fundraising event. I heard the names of those who have lost the battle, and saw the faces of those who are still fighting the battle, I was overwhelm with a sense of “ I need to do more to help Gardner’s House Inc help more cancer patients and their families”. This disease is claiming too many of our brightest people. I wish more people and organizations can contribute to Gardner’s House Inc, so we can celebrate those who have triumph over cancer.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got to know Maggie when I was looking for an organization to do a fundraiser for. Maggie and Gardner's are well thought off and know in the community because of the tremendous work she does. I was really impressed that she is able to reach so many women and their families basically working on her own. Gardner's house is one of the only places that I know of in the area that speak to unique needs of women of color affected by cancer. Thank you Maggie for all that you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Maggie Gardner of Gardner's House is the only one that I know of in our city who provides assistance to not only the cancer survivor, but the family as well. She assists families in finding services to address a variety of basic needs that become dire when a cancer patient loses the ability to provide financial and/or emotional stability for themselves and/or their families. There are times when Ms. Gardner spends her own money to help someone in need. She is one of the most caring, kind and generous souls I have had the pleasure of knowing!

1 Johnnie_C

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gardner's House is a wonderful place to meet and interact with people who care about people affected by cancer (and their families). The founder, Maggie Gardner, is gem. She is a down-to-earth, easy to talk to person who works tirelessly towards her goal of helping others. The world needs more people like Ms. Maggie! As a volunteer, I can say that she has truly changed my outlook on life and made me a better person. I highly recommend this organization to anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity or to anyone who's been affected by cancer. Please make a donation if you can...Gardner's House and the people it serves could surely use the help!