Care Package Ideas for a Child with Cancer

MAY 22, 2018  /  MAUREEN WITMER  / 

Care Package Ideas for a Child with Cancer
According to St. Jude's, about 175,000 children ages 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer each year. If you are looking for ways to care for these children and their families, here are tips for assembling an encouraging care package. We came up with this list based on our previous blog post, Ideas for a Chemo Care Package, as well as our user comments. If you don't know a child with cancer but have a desire to spread some cheer, put together a care package and take it to the cancer wing of your local hospital and they can share it with someone in need.

Care Package Ideas for a Child with Cancer

Some suggestions for a care package for a child with cancer include:
  • Kids water bottle
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Unscented lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Journals and notebooks
  • Coloring books and crayons, or Sharpies, markers, and adult coloring books for older children
  • Sticker books (there are even fun options for older children, like this one)
  • A soft blanket or scarf to drape over the shoulders
  • Card games and puzzles
  • Kids books
  • A brightly colored kid-size neck pillow
  • Healthy treats (only if caregivers/hospitals have given permission)
  • Other ideas include warm fuzzy socks, itunes gift cards, music CDs, and/or a special note from you telling the child that you're with them on their journey.
Check out our other care package ideas - sunshine boxes, and gift ideas for before an anticipated loss happens.

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