My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for To Show We Care, Inc., Gloucester, MA, USA
We had been donating to To Show We Care for several years, $20 here, $10 there, $100 at holidays. We knew that To Show We Care provided a night on the town for people going through cancer and serious illness treatments as a way to forget treatment, cancer/illness, and worries for a few hours. As cancer survisors, we knew how important that was. We were going to do a matching challenge donation for the holidays. We had a general idea as to what To Show does, but beyond knowing that its recipients got a night out and a live theatrical experience that was all we knew. Steven Tyler said that we really should come to one of the nights on the town to really see what the organization does and how the cancer patients respond. And so we did ... and we were blown away by the great care that the organization takes to make the entire evening special: genuinely warm welcoming greetings; good, tasteful, nutritious food and drinks; table games all in a relaxed happy atmosphere ... followed by a wonderful musical production as good as anything in downtown Boston or NYC ... and then a post show reception with the cast ... oh and more food and desserts that would make someone on a diet cry. Everything that was done was to make the attendees feel genuinely welcome and have a wonderful vacation from cancer treatment and worry. We were so impressed that we are doubling our challenge donation. The donations do not line the pockets of highly paid big name officers. What is donated provides the meals, theater tickets, etc. We are proud to donate to and support this much needed and worthwhile organization that helps to remind patients that they are not their illnesses and in spite of them, they can still have a fun, nurturing evening on the town.