Charity work is always important but at this time of year it always seems like there are just a few more things that need to be done. This is the time of year that you see the food bank donation boxes or happily drop a couple of extra dollars into the red kettle outside of your favorite store.
We want to tell you about a local charity doing great work here in our hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.
Circle of Friends is a children's charity that works in connection with Cook Children's Hospital to provide programs and aid to children and families diagnosed with cancer and other disorders in the Oncology and Hemotology departments.
Every year we get the chance to donate to Circle of Friends and help support their yearly events and fundraisers, including the Family Christmas Fund. This provides gift cards and wish list items for families who currently have children recieving treatment through Cook Children's.
Charity doesn't just stop once the holidays are over. Circle of Friends also has a number of other programs to support children and their families all year long:
- Teen Survivors Retreat - Providing teen cancer paitents with a group that lets them interact with other paitents and share stories.
- Paul Wallace Foundation - Continuing care providied through emergency assistance and outpaitent treatment programs.
Please visit their website this holiday season (or after!) and consider helping to support a chairity devoted to making the lives to children and families suffering from cancer and blood disorders. Check out their sweet hand painted pumpkins that are always a part of our fall decor.
Above all, we encourage you to find something to donate your time, energy, or (even) your money to this holiday - and after.
We hope everyone has an excellent and Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with friends and family.