Host a Food Drive Or Other Event
Individuals of all ages, service clubs, schools, religious institutions and others can help the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation by running fundraisers on our behalf, such as food drives and holiday gift drives, garage sales, and athletic events.
To get involved call 908-322-4323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Run a Food Drive
Help us feed our families! Our Food Pantry shelves need to be filled and continually replenished. Have a food drive for us at your home, place of work, school, local community organization or supermarket.
Host or Plan a Fundraising Event
Every year families and organizations hold fundraising events of all kinds to raise money for ECF. These can be athletic events, holiday vendor bazaars, garage sales, small get-togethers with friends, moms-night-outs…anything you can dream up!
Adopt a Family During the Holidays
During the holiday season every ECF family member writes a “wish list” of gifts, and ECF volunteers can adopt a family and fulfill their wishes.
Be an Ambassador for ECF
Volunteers can also serve as spokespeople, introducing ECF to schools, churches, civic/community groups and corporate/business leaders. They can make presentations at service organizations and rotary clubs, help us with corporate connections and bring our brochures to their local pediatrician’s office, library or school to let families in need know that we are a resource for them.
Assemble Birthday Bags and Other Donations
- Birthday bags: Every ECF child receives a “Birthday Bag” on their birthdays, filled with everything needed for an in home birthday party—candles, hats, plates, napkins, party favors, etc.—so important when ill kids and their families are too overwhelmed or not feeling well enough to go out and celebrate.
- Bereavement baskets: We are increasing our services to grieving families and have recently launched a statewide program to deliver “bereavement baskets” of soothing and helpful items individually tailored to a family’s particular needs.
- Guardian Angel Bags: Though it is common for our kids to have planned hospital stays, oftentimes unplanned emergencies arise, meaning they suddenly need to get to the hospital as soon as possible. This results in a frantic throwing together of things in a bag while frightened and stressed. Volunteers help assemble ready-to-grab bags filled with various items to make a child’s hospital stay more comfortable and homey.
- Holiday meal baskets complete with all the fixings for a feast that a family might be unable to afford due to the financial strain caused by a cancer diagnosis.
There are many other fundraising ideas! We are always impressed by the creative ways our volunteers raise money to support our mission each year:
- Restaurant or fast food gift certificate collection
- Coin drive at schools or offices.
- Ticket collection for movies, sporting events, plays, amusement parks, museums, etc.
- Surgical supply store gift certificates collection
- Area hospital parking coupons collection
- Hair cut gift certificates collection
- Gasoline or oil change vouchers collection
- New snow suit drive
- New sneaker or gift certificate drive
- Back pack and school supplies drive
- Create letters for the holidays (Santa, Elves, Easter bunny)
- Collect gently used electronics (gaming systems, video games, ipod/ipads) for children stuck at home
Thank you for your time and kindness on behalf of the families!
ECF has helped me tremendously with the support of my Caseworker, Eileen, as well as the volunteers with the holiday wish lists and in making sure Ty had a wonderful birthday every year. And when times were really hard, ECF helped out with meals and food. I don’t think I would have made it through without having to talk to someone who understood. Thank you ECFTheresa Godfrey, Ty’s mom
Where to Find Us
67 Walnut Ave
Clark, NJ 07066
Central Regional Center
67 Walnut Ave
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323 x17
Sr. Central Regional Director