Kid to Kid Care Packages

I mentioned a month or so ago that Parker was doing a passion project for school.  This has been a school year long endeavor.  Each student picks a topic they are passionate about and comes up with a project centered around that topic.   Parker decided to create care packages for kids who have a parent with cancer.  She has read a different book each quarter written about kids coping with their parent’s cancer and death.  There is a surprising shortage of books that are actually age appropriate for her.  Most are for much younger or much older kids.  Last quarter she tackled the fundraising and this nine weeks she is dealing with the packaging and distribution.

Her first batch is ready to go.  They will be distributed by Dave’s oncologist at his large cancer center nearby.  She raised enough funds for several more batches so we will be calling in the reinforcements to help box those up!

Love the school for having the kids stretch their thinking in this way.  Love this kiddo for all of her hard work in making it happen.





8 thoughts on “Kid to Kid Care Packages

  1. I want to say so much in response to this post but I’m having trouble finding the words!!! What a beautiful, thoughtful, smart, creative, compassionate girl that Parker is. And what a selfless way to channel her grief and pain by helping others. I see this as the beginning of a lifetime of service. Keep your chin up, Robyn, you’re doing a fine job 😊

  2. Just wanted to let Parker know the care packages were greatly appreciated and have made a difference in many children’s lives. She has touched the hearts of several nurses just like her dad. Dave is fondly remembered by the staff and now so is Parker.

  3. Parker you and your mom are amazing for doing this project!!! I can’t help but think how much these care packages must mean to the person receiving them at a difficult time. It’s the little things that people like you do that make our world a much better place to be. Keep up the great work. Let me know if I can send a check to you to help out in some small way. I’m sure your dad would be extremely proud of you!!!!!

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