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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

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gardner's House Inc is a great and wonderful place to be for someone and their family who has been affected
by this terrible and deadly disease. Maggie and her team gives support, hope, love and inspiration to broken families. they're very caring and they want to be apart of your family to help you go through your time of struggle.

Josie4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome place to be Maggie and her team rocks!!!!!! it's a place where broken families go to become whole again while they fight back against a dieseas that knows no limit GHI and the whole GHI team is a family that simply know how to love and care for your family when in a crisis I love GHI you will be right at home there.