Normal Moments for Families with Medically Complex/Fragile Kids

Offering service providers & volunteers to help with ordinary tasks. Normal Moments for Families with Medically Complex/Fragile Kids. Normal Moments provides supportive services for families with critically ill or medically-complex children. Normal Moments was founded in 2007 by Patricia Fragen, just weeks before her 16-year-old daughter Melissa Fragen died of cancer.  During Melissa’s battle with…

Camp Good Days provides fun, relief for families dealing with cancer

Camp Good Days provides service and support for families affected by cancer or sickle cell anemia. The program covers Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and the Southern Tier. Lisa Booz started her day by calming down one of her campers. Eight-year-old Fiona Donnelly, who is battling acute lymphocytic leukemia, was feeling tired and irritable. But Booz, the…

Treasure Coast Food Bank launches summer meal program for kids

The Treasure Coast Food Bank is gearing up for what could be their busiest summer yet. Their Summer Meals Program will launch Monday. The program offers healthy meals for kids who rely on school provided food during the school year. The CEO and President of the food bank Judith Cruz says this summer they are…

Nonprofit provides literacy support for kids

Book Babies is a program based in Durham A nonprofit based in the Bull City continues to provide literacy support to families with young children. “Book Babies,” a program of Book Harvest, provides free books and literacy coaching from birth until a child enters kindergarten. The Ellington family says the program has helped their 3-year-old son…

How a Dog’s Love Evolved Into a Charity for Kids Living With HIV

This World AIDS Day, as we continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic gift from Fred Says — a Chicago-based charity founded by HIV-positive doctor Rob Garofalo — reminds us that there is another pandemic that requires our commitment. Named in honor of Dr. Garofalo’s dog Fred, the charity will give more than $200K…

Two Grand Rapids boys throw pizza party for homeless, those in need

  GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A local 10-year-old younger brother spent their summer this year collecting pop cans and fundraising because they wanted people in need to have a chance to enjoy their favorite food — pizza. When the Graves brothers saw a homeless man panhandling on a family vacation, they became inspired to raise…