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Gardner's House Inc

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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

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Snop I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hey it's me Miguelina, I'm still here doing great side by side Gardners house

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Client Served

Rating: 5

hello!! remember me? my name is Miguelina Pons and this October 18, 2017 I will be celebrating my second year as a breast cancer survivor and I hope in God to continue celebrating more. Have this in yr soul never give up.. never say I can't .God bless you

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit organization is helpful for my family. Maggie has helped us alot with food and money for our bills. If it wasn't for her i wouldn't be able to takw hot showers sometimes for school in the morning. When my grandmother was sick maggie was there for her and influced her to keep moving ! I want to thank gardners house for blessing my family with the help that was need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gardners House a non profit organization, whom i am so thankful and grateful to have. When my mom was sick and things was very hard for us, during our darkness day. With out this oraganization it would be very hard to keep up with things that are important in our daily lives. This oranganization is still helping us with things. Thank You. And God Bless !!.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gardner House a non profit oranization, who helps families that are affected with cancer. This oranization helps with basic needs. When a person is going through treatments and medication they struggle to keep up with things. Some cant work because of the side effect of medication. They stuggle with bills, food and rent and dont have enough to cover up for the important things. So that's when gardeners house steps in help by trying to get funds and programs, to help those that are suffering. Its a blessing to have maggie gardner co founder of gardners house. Who understands what we go through in our daily lives she is alsl a two time cancer survivor.

Sincerely

Maggie38

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A very small nonprofit, located in Hartford CT is doing great things for our communities, not only providing resources for families affected by cancer, they are engaged in the schools, teaching our young kids about healthy living, with the Tower Garden/ concrete Gardening Project. Currently the project is at Jumoke Academy, our kids are learning the Airoponics System and how to care for plants and each other. This project has been in the School, since 2015.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Gardner's House Inc, a very exceptional Organization located here in Hartford CT, this organization is a grass root organization that thinks about the families affected by cancer, having such organization around give hope to those who have no hope dealing with so many obstacles and no one to help, especially the middle class who has to loose every thing before the system can step in to help. Please continue to support Gardner's House so it can help more families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is Organization, has far exceeded my expectations, the many blessings it has brought to the Cancer community its astonishing. The organization do not have a yearly grant, yet it find away to help these families with basic needs. it also brings hope to the human race and raise awareness on how it is important it is to have access to basic needs when going through the disease. May God continue to bless this magnificent Organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My story begins with my second set of breast cancer, it was not easy finding help for basic needs, all I was hearing is sorry you are not qualify, sorry its not the right type of cancer, sorry you dont have HIV Aids etc so we cannot help. Having Gardner's House around we are able to address these problems that continue on to this present time. Gardner's House help every one that come for help, we do our best not to turn any one away, having our community support will help us to help more people affected by cancer, even those who have already received help and are still in need of more support. GHI is a God send to families affected by cancer. PLEASE HELP!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am truly grateful to be associated with Maggie Gardner & the Gardner's House! The Gardner's House is a Place of Refuge, Relief & Release for Individuals and families affected by cancer. Maggie Gardner's dedication to helping those in need is Incomparable. The Gardner's House is a much needed entity servicing the community and beyond.
Thank you Maggie Gardner for your Great Sacrifice and Enormous Courage; we love you!
Sincere Gratitude
Sistah Tee

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve known Maggie Gardner for many years and the services Gardner’s House provides to cancer patients, survivors and their families. I support Gardner’s House because I believe in its mission and how this organization help provide well needed help to those affected by cancer ranging from counseling, transportation, emotional and financial support. Without the work Gardner’s House, many families will struggle to make ends meet. Please continue to support Gardner’s House; only with your support they can do their best work.

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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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This program is very hepful. The families that are affected by this illnes is so lucky to have such a program . The program really , do meet the basci needs for families that are unable to do things for themselfs.This is a wonder program for families that are really struggling. That God for the program. Bless you all ! Latoya Wood

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gardner's house is the best non-profit organization that's out there .This organization helps the person that's affected by cancer and their family with the little that they have. Ms Maggie Gardener has a loving heart aND a very caring person and she do whatever it takes to make sure everything is going ok. I am happy the day Ms Maggie came in my life. GHI will like provide more assistance to persons in need so please DONATE whatever you can.

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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This none profit has been a big help for Gardner House. IT really help us with our basic needs.So grateful to have this orangization.They help us to get, the things that we need. Because families don't have money and no transportation to get back and fourth to find these resources. If Garnder House did not have this, we would be in bad shape. Thank You for being a part of Gardner House. God Bless !!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization because there aren't a lot like it around. They actually help people with needs of today instead of the future. Maggie Gardner is compassionate and can relate to people affected by cancer. I recommend reaching out to this organization if you ever need help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Gardner’s House since 2013 and I am still amazed at how it's founder, Maggie Gardner manages to help so many with so little. It is her personal goal to never have to turn anyone who needs help, away. GHI is increasing it's efforts at fundraising, developing community partnerships and overall development in order to establish the best resources for the community it serves. GHI was recently selected by The Doll's House Foundation and awarded a grant to provided resources for families like help with food, rent, medical, healthy eating and advocacy. GHI still provides assistance to those who need it most. Donate and /or Volunteer TODAY!

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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.

5 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.