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Mission: Our mission is to provide support for children with cancer and their families of Eastern NC.

Target demographics: provide support to children with cancer and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: serve over 232 families, provided over $36,149 in financial assistance to our families, $4,800 in gas cards, sponsored 10 children to Camp Rainbow ($14,775), served over 2100 meals to the children in the hospital through our restaurant supporters, had over 1,550 hours volunteers have spend in the hospital visiting our families.

Geographic areas served: Eastern NC

Programs: Hospital volunteer program, Offering pillows, blankets, and quilts to those in the hospital, gas cards, meal cards, financial assistance, emotional support, meals in the hospital, family events, prayers, and so much more.

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58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Riley's Army and loved all the events I volunteered at! I was also able to deliver meals to the hospital for the families there. My involvement with them made me feel like I was directly helping the children and families.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for your support and love for our mission!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization consistently gives help to children with cancer and their families by providing assistance with necessities, meals, gas, physical and emotional support. I will continue to support this organization to honor the memory of Riley, the amazing young lady who saw the needs of others and wanted to help. Her life continues to make an impact on others.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for your love and support of our mission!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed the support RA provides for families of children fighting cancer. It is wonderful that they help with everyday needs, both financial and emotional. The concept was developed by a young lady who was fighting cancer herself. She stated it takes an army when a child is fighting cancer. Her legacy is this wonderful organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Rileys Army has been beyond outstanding in our community and to my family personally. My son Anthony was diagnosed with A.L.L. in 2005 at the age of two. He relapsed twice and in 2014 he reveived a bone marrow transplant . On this journey you're never certain as to what's next but onething is for certain, my family and I could always count on the support of RA. The out poor of moral, spiritual, physical, financial support , whether it's big or small; Rileys Army is there. I love the passion of the founders, the Philpot family and the hard working devoted board, staff and volunteers. Thank you for making this unfortunate journey bearable and always putting a smile on my son face.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met your family. We thank you for your love for our organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at 5 weeks old, we never could imagine how hectic our lives would become! Having the support of Riley's Army, is nothing but a Godsend! Whenever we are in need, no matter what it may be, they are there to help us! From meals, to gas cards, to the many volunteers! We will be forever grateful for the love and support we receive from Riley's Army, while we continue this journey!

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met you. Thank you for your love of our organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Riley's Army has been a such a great support for my family. We can't thank them enough for the love and support they have shown Mason. Since being diagnosed in November 2016 they have been a hugh part of our lives. And I know they will support us all the way to March 22, 2019 when Mason can finally ring the Bell.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met your family. We cannot wait for Mason to ring that bell!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Riley's Army. Being a part of this organization is a true blessing. Through Riley's Army I have met the most incredible people. These young warriors are so brave and strong and have such compassion for others. They have taught me how to live and what's important in life. This Army of volunteers is like no other. They are fearless and work tirelessly for our sweet families. Thank you Riley's Army.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have you as a huge part of our organization. You are the face of Riley's Army. Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since getting involved in this organization about two years ago, my life has changed drastically. Riley's Army supports children with cancer and their families. Like many organizations we provide meals, gas cards and other financial assistance but it is our personal connection with these children that sets us apart. We go into the hospital and visit regularly. We are often the only non medical person that child sees. We sit with the patient so the parents can run errands, take a break, take a shower, consult with a physician or spend time with their other children. We laugh together and yes, we cry together.

Being a part of this organization has taught me so much. I no longer sweat the small stuff nor do I seek satisfaction from owning material things. I understand just how precious every moment is, especially where our children are concerned. Being a Riley's Army volunteer is, aside from motherhood, the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I am so thankful and blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization. It was Riley Philpot's dream that no child would ever have to be left alone in a hospital while battling cancer and her parents Kirk and Kelly are making sure her wish is fulfilled. Riley lost her battle with cancer but she left a legacy that anyone would be proud to claim. She was wise beyond her years and serves as the motivation for Riley's Army.

This is one nonprofit that truly works so hard for a wonderful cause. With no overhead and only one part-time employee, you can rest assured that the majority of all money raised goes directly to these families. This truly is a remarkable organization and one that I am proud to be a part of.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Within just a few days of finding out my daughters Hodgkins Lymphoma diagnosis, I received a phone call from Riley's Army. They emailed me and put me in touch with resources that would inform me of anything i needed. They assured me that I would not fight this alone. They were there for whatever I needed, whether it be to talk, need information, help with gas for food and many other things. I have had to utilize help in the form of gas for my daughter driving back and forth everyday for radiation. We will be forever grateful for the love & support we have received from Riley's Army!! God Bless

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met your family. Thank you for your love for our organization.

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Rating: 5

Riley' Army is an incredible inspiration to our community! Working in the healthcare field, I see the names and ages of these brave children coming in for treatment. Social media helps me to stay in contact with all the latest needs whether it's prayers, food, housing, or love.
Riley was an amazing person and this organization is strong from the spirit of this child and other warriors.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for your support and love of our families and our mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the most amazing non-profits in Eastern North Carolina, if not nationwide. Witnessing what they do for families affected by childhood cancer is hard to put into words. They offer so much to local families in need from gift cards and meals to support and outreach programs. I love knowing that every penny I donate goes to kids and their families who need support during difficult times.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have you be a part of our organization. Thank you for all you do for our families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Riley's Army provides such a necessary service for children and their families battling childhood cancer. Kindness from the volunteers who love on these incredible families, gracious restaurants who donate food, all who donate financially and supplies we give to the families too. I am blessed to be a volunteer and my life has been so positively impacted from being able to interact with the other wonderful volunteers and the families we serve.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for being a part of our organization! You are the reason we are able to assist these children and their families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Riley's Army came to our aid, while my son was admitted for cancers treatments December 2016- April 2017. Countless days spent in the hospital meant funds were very tight. They provided us dinner many times, which was usually the only meal, I or my son, ate that day. They are truly a blessing. Their warmth and smiles were always looked forward to on our darkest times. The picture of my son, is with a chair they gave to him, that was donated from a kind soul. He cherishes that gift to this day.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are very blessed to have met you and your family. Thank you for your love for our organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a friend and sponsor for RA, Papa John's loves the relationship we have!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great asset to our community. The children are blessed to have RA in their corner !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Riley's Army does a fantastic job in the community helping children and their families who are fighting cancer. They truly have an army going making a difference every day! I hope everyone in the community can take time to help in one or more of their efforts to make a family's day a little brighter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It takes a village...
For years I have witnessed the incredible community that is RA. Day in and day out RA provides for children and their families. Highly-organized, well-orchestrated and supported by individuals and businesses alike, the services and love RA provides are invaluable -- each family becomes part of the extended RA family and community. One appeal to the greater NC community included flying a sibling from Hawaii to North Carolina to share a final day together. I appreciate the challenges faced and and highly recommend supporting RA - RA is changing lives of those facing untenable circumstances.
God bless RA, its angels, and their families.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Riley's Army is a wonderful non-profit organization that helps children battling cancer and their families in eastern North Carolina. This organization helps organize and deliver meals to the hospital for families, helps find resources needed by families, provides families with tickets to area events for some family fun, hosts an annual 5k and many more wonderful events. Players and coaches of our high school volleyball program participated in the 2015 Riley's Army 5k. It was an awesome 5k event! I was blessed to teach Riley and she will forever hold a special place in my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the worst days of my life was the day my 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and she was admitted to Vidant Medical Center Children's hospital. Although it was not a cancer diagnosis Riley's Army was there! The last thing on my mind was eating but their organization provided dinner to Caroline and I. It's is something I will never forget because I know Kirk and Kelley Philpott. I did think of Riley that night and although I knew we had a difficult road ahead of us I knew then Caroline would be strong enough to manage this new life.

1 Michele132

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

RA stands out in this community as being the most caring and generous organization created to support families facing the journey of pediatric cancer. With Rileys Army the families can focus on the child. What a blessing to Eastern NC . This non-profit relies on the support of donations --whether your time or financial. As a community we can circle around the ones in need of encouragement and support.

1 Beth U.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Riley's Army is an incredible organization that helps families experiencing childhood cancer. This organization provides meals, financial support, and embraces each family with a community that wraps their loving arms around the them and leads them through this journey. Riley's Army doesn't focus on the sickness, they focus on the healing and reaching out to selflessly help others. Riley Philpot was the most loving, selfless, strongest young angels to ever walk this earth. She lives on through the work she started and gives more back to the world than we could have ever given her.

1 Hermia G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped my family as my nephew went through chemo and even now after he is cancer free this organization is the best around.