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The Full Story

About ECF

With over 40 years of experience, we have developed a proven method for delivering services to families with a child battling cancer.  Since our grassroots inception, we now have a statewide reach and provide free tailored assistance to over 2,000 families in need.


The mission of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is to provide New Jersey families faced with pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and relief through free supportive services uniquely tailored to each family. Professional in home counseling is available even after business hours and includes advocacy help with insurance companies, medical providers, landlords, etc. We also provide material support such as food, clothing, toys, household items and birthday and holiday gifts, and emergency financial assistance for urgent needs.


ECF is unique because we help families with their day-to-day issues, at home, where families feel isolated and miss the supportive network found in a medical setting. ECF recognizes that every one of our families has a different experience so we offer services based on their individual needs.

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  • In 2019-2020 ECF served 274 families all over New Jersey.

  • Caseworkers made 821 home visits and provided an additional 2,251 hours of counseling, at no cost to the families.

  • Regional Centers provided $193,938 in food and material assistance to families and collected and distributed $21,905 in gift cards.

  • 2,882 bags of groceries were delivered to families by volunteers from our four Regional Centers.

  • 321 birthday bags were sent to ECF kids and their siblings.

  • 330 holiday gift wishes were filled for ECF kids and their siblings.

  • We distributed $42,521 of emergency funding to families in dire financial situations, helping with expenses such as rent, phone service, medical equipment, gas and tolls, utility bills to prevent shut-off of services, and reimbursement for meals for parents who are with their child in the hospital.

  • Dedicated volunteers logged in an amazing 2,409 hours of invaluable help to the organization and ECF kids and families. We can’t do it without you!

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