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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: The mission of The Circle of Giving is to provide assistance and support to patients with cancer, along with their loved ones and caregivers. By helping lessen the burdens during this difficult time, we allow the patient the freedom and dignity to concentrate on healing.

Geographic areas served: Maine, New Hampshire

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first learned about the Circle of Giving through its co-founders Ken and Linda Davison. They turned their own experiences into a way to help others. The mission of the organization is clear at every event I have been to. They are doing great work and giving support to cancer patients and their families through doing errands, treatment bags and loaning scooters.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Circle of Giving is a labor of love for the founder and board members. The Circle of Giving is a way to give back to people who are dealing with cancer. The treatment bags for people being treated for Cancer are one of the things that stands out the most in my mind, but Linda Davison and the Circle of Giving are always looking for new ways to help. When I have been at events I have been impressed by the level of commitment to the people they serve.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Please help support this wonderful and important charity helping to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families, you can even friend them on facebook to keep up with their latest fundraisers and events.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Circle of Giving is a wonderful group of people who devote their time and their hearts to reach out to cancer patients and their families. Linda Davison is the most generous person that I know and her commitment to this organization is in complete honor of her late husband, Ken. Her children are also involved in every aspect of the non-profit, which is an excellent way to teach them to give to others who are in need and to remember the caring nature that their father displayed in his life. I am honored to be able to help The Circle of Giving in any way that I can and am proud that my children have also been involved in such a caring organization.

7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board Member of The Circle of Giving since January of 2008. I decided I wanted to become part of this wonderful organization when I saw what amazing people Linda and Ken Davison are. With everything that they were going through with Ken's diagnosis, and prognosis, they still wanted to to anything and everything they could do to help other people in the same situation as they were. We may not be able to change the outcome for these cancer patients and their families, but if we are able to lessen their burdens and worries even a little bit, then we have done what we have set out to do!

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Circle of Giving was founded by my Uncle Ken and Auntie Linda during Ken's long, enduring battle with colon cancer. The mission of this organization is to help provide support and services to other patients and families who are fighting and facing the same struggles. Our motto is help us, help others and we are aimed solely at doing so. It is an AMAZING cause which holds a special place in my heart as well as many others.

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a board member since January 2009. I decided to become part of The Circle of Giving after becoming friends with the founders, Ken and Linda. After Ken passed away from his battle with colon cancer, I wanted to do what I could to help the organization succeed in helping other cancer patients and their families.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful foundation with caring, hardworking volunteers and board members. Linda and the board members are dedicated to serving patients with cancer and their family members.

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Circle of Giving is a grassroots organization that is still in the start up phase. We have begun to offer assistance via treatment bags to cancer patient and support for the family and friends of the patients. The Circle of Giving is 100% volunteer based at this time and in order to move forward with our mission, we need further ongoing support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with the Circle of Giving after seeing what it can do and does for a person and their family going through the battle of cancer. After knowing what a big heart the founder Ken had and what he battled through, I felt that I wanted to help this organization by being a part of it. Sometimes it's the little things that maybe over looked that the Circle of Giving can make happen. Like a treatment bag that has items in it that will support them through the chemo. A little thing that makes a HUGE difference.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Circle of Giving is a group of organized, energized volunteers who provide support services to those undergoing treatment for cancer and their families. As a cancer survivor, I know first-hand how important assistance with the basics of life [transportation, household errands] is when the primary focus is on following a set medical protocol. As a member of the Maine State House of Representatives, I also have an appreciation of the sacrifices that are made for the sake of serving others. Linda Davison is a tower of strength in her efforts to support those in need.

7 lindad40

Board Member

Rating: 5

My husband, Ken and I co-founded The Circle of Giving during his 5 year battle with Colon cancer. We saw the needs of cancer patients and we felt the need to pursue establishing an organization that could assist cancer patients with all the burdens that arise. We provide treatment bags to chemo patients that include necessaties during treatment. We provide hard goods (Scooters, canes, walkers) to those who are in need and cannot afford. Our longterm goals are to acquire vehicles that we will use to transport patients to and from treatment, prescription / grocery pickup,etc. We need office and community space so we can provide counseling, meals and and group sessions. We need office space because my home is currently the 'office'. We have provided assistance to not only Maine residents but also MA, OR, TX, NY. We will provide service to any cancer patient that needs it.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had a lot of cancer loss in my family and the work,support and services provided by the Circle of Giving is truly amazing. The services provided with their med bags and the volunteers which give their time and support is just so meaningful to the patients who some have no one to talk with or come to have a relationship with. When my Mom passed away from Cancer 48 years ago it was much different than it is today. I felt terribly alone even though I still had my Dad. I had no siblings and 2 young children so the support that is out there today with "The Circle of Giving" organization is absolutely wonderful.

8

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with The Circle of Giving (Cancer Patient Resources) through a friend. As I learned about the history of the foundation and what they provide to the community, I wanted to become involved in a more personal manner. They reach out not only to the patient, but to family, friends and neighbors as well. Handmade "Treatment Bags & Double Fleece blankets" are provided to the patient to be used during treatments. They also have a "Helping Hands" program which assists the family with housekeeping and lawn care. These are just two examples of the many that The Circle of Giving provides.