Handicraft Materials for Children with Cancer
This project offers cancer battling children a welcome distraction from their daily hospital routine.
When a child is taken ill with cancer, every aspect of family life suffers as a result of the adjustment to the new situation, and everyone is under enormous emotional and organisational stress.
To keep the children close to their parents and siblings during their treatment the non-profit organisation Essener Elterninitiative offers a parental home with 35 rooms in proximity of the Universitätsklinikum Essen. During their stay the families are supported and cared for by a psychosocial team which guides them through the ups and downs of these exceedingly difficult times.
The creative activities and courses at the parental home and the oncological children’s unit are an essential part of our recreational activities and offer those kids a welcome distraction from their daily hospital routine.
We are deeply touched by their smiles.
3.000 € fund a yearly supply of:
- handicraft & construction paper
- beads & wool
- scissors & paint brushes
- clay & plaster
- glue & watercolours
Your support for cancer battling children, is very much appreciated.