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Rileys Army Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Haleigh W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My newborn daughter was diagnosed at four weeks old with neuroblastoma. Hearing the words your child has cancer is beyond any nightmare imaginable. Riley's Army serves families fighting chikdhood cancer 24/7, 365 days a year. Every family has different needs and no matter the need, Riley's Army makes it happen. Selfless volunteers flood the hospital daily with either delivering gifts or food or to babysit the child so parents can take a break. The bond shared with these giving people is a bond that can never be broken. Riley's Army goes above and beyond their call of duty and we are blessed to have met such incredible people.

James153

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Riley's Army for over a year now. I have been very impressed with
the way they have families of children with cancer. I hope to be able to continue to be a part of this great group!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

darlenesmith I have seen first hand what a great support group this is to our hospital and the children that are critically ill. The group go way beyond expectations and they are a very caring and loving group.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! They were an invaluable asset to my friends when their 4-week-old daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Riley's Army was a huge blessing and source of support, encoragement, and comfort during the darkest time of their lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

Riley's Army is a unique organization designed to help support pediatric cancer patients and their families in Eastern NC. It is an amazing organization that uses volunteers to show love and support to the children and families in need. We are blessed to have such giving people in our community who are willing to help out!!! We may not be able to take away pediatric cancer but we can love those who have to battle it!

Nick50

Donor

Rating: 5

I've worked with this organization on multiple occasionss, they really put heat and soul into the cause. I follow the FB page and you are constantly seeing them work tirelessly for the cause and you see the impact of it! I appreciate the work they do and always happy to help them out in ways that I can.

Crystal61

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've never met so many caring individuals. After my My daughter was diagnosed, Rilley's Army was there to help us. From bring food many nights while we were in the children's hospital to doing events with the oncology patients. They have kept in touch with us even after her chemo was finished. We made such wonderful friends.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Riley's Army does something that I've seen no other organization do-put heart, love and compassion behind the children and their families who battle pediatric cancer. I've been so blessed to volunteer with them in and outside the hospital and help in some of their various unique services like the annual Pediatric survivor's dinner, and the in hospital meal delivery program where we've partnered with local restaurants to deliver dinner 4 nights a week to the families in the hospital. We celebrate, grieve, and go along side the families in all that they go through. The bonds I've formed with the patients, their families, and volunteers will last me through the rest of my life along with Riley's Army's passion for raising pediatric cancer awareness.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with cancer on July 31, 2014. Riley's Army has been there to help our family from our first trip in the hospital. We were shocked and overwhelmed about the diagnosis to say the least. They have helped with visits, support, meals, activities, etc. The organization and the volunteers have been wonderful. They have helped make a terrible situation better. They help so many families here. They truly care about the families. It is a blessing to have them and we greatly appreciate all they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Riley's Army is one of those organizations that you just know everyone cares and wants to help as much as they possibly can. I love this group and help out whenever I am needed. The smiles the children have on their face when you enter a room with food made especially for them is priceless! Great, great organization!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Riley's Army is an exceptional organization that helps little superheroes in the fight of their lives. These children are battling cancer and Riley's Army works to help make this battle easier for both the children and their families. They provide gas cards for families who live further away from the hospital. They provide meals for the children and families in the hospital Monday through Thursday evenings. They provide a fund for families to draw from if they run into money troubles because of medical bills or travel expenses or other things. Riley's Army provides events for the families and children to come together and bond with each other and form a support system to help them through the tough times ahead.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Riley's Army is the most directly involved organization I've ever volunteered with! Delivering meals to children in the hospital and their families is always a highlight of my day! I look forward to every volunteer opportunity because I've been able to develop relationships with families and other volunteers. I love being able to share Riley's story and tell people how much of an impact anyone can make, no matter their age. It is so wonderful to know there is an organization that really means it when they ask families what they need, and has a volunteer base with the ability to meet so many of those needs.

1 Bethany10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our story began April 6th 2013. Riley's Army was there and welcomed us with open arms. They were a real person to talk to and some know the medical side and can help explain some of the gaps that happen when your little one is diagnosed with cancer. A member would come in and visit and also stay and play or cuddle your child while you step out for a meal or a shower or just time to think and breathe. They have fun events almost every month that pulls all the families together and your able to meet people going through some of the same steps. These volunteers have the biggest hearts I think I will ever know! Love them like family!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that is doing great things. Kimber Stone has done a tremendous job in the growth of this worthwhile charity.