Resources

Below is a list of resources to help bring you some comfort and joy on your journey.

The organizations listed focus on a broad range of illnesses and disorders. Candie Pie Nation is working on creating separate Resource Lists for specific childhood diseases and disorders. Check back regularly for updates.

Remember, always talk to your doctors and social workers to find local resources in your community to help you on your journey as well.

You can browse the entire list below, or use the following links to jump to a specific section:

Providing Complimentary Items:

 

Beads of Courage

beadsofcourage.org

Helping children coping with serious illness record and tell their own story.

 

Best Buddies

bestbuddies.org

Opportunities for one-on-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Dream Night at the Zoo

Certain zoos offer free admission to those with special needs and their guest. Ask your local zoo for more details.

 

Feel Better Friends

FBFdolls.org

Handmade dolls stuffed with love and well wishes, made by volunteers and donated to children battling cancer and other illnesses.

 

Free Movies

Some movie theaters offer free admission to an attendant of a disabled person. Also, if you need to leave the movie early, ask for a refund. Speak to your local movie theatre for more information.

 

Healing Helpers

healinghelpers147.com

Companions for children who are going through difficult circumstances.

 

I Taalk Foundation

itaalk.org

Provides kids with disabilities of all kinds up to $250 in free apps per year.

 

Icing Smiles

icingsmiles.org

A non-profit that provides special celebration cakes to children who have a critical illness or their siblings.

 

Meal Train

mealtrain.com

Helps to organize a meal train, pick up groceries, do laundry, and more for a patient, family or friend in need of some extra help.

 

The National Library Service for the blind and physically handicapped

loc.gov

Free braille and audio materials to people who have visual or physical impairments.

 

Project Sunshine

projectsunshine.org

Provides free educational, recreational, and social programs

 

Songs of Love Foundation

songsoflove.org

Creates personalized songs for children and teens facing medical, physical, and emotional challenges.

 

Special Kids Photography of America

specialkidsphotography.com

Free photo shoot and free 8×10. Smiles for Kate Family Photo Grant. Must be from a SKPA photographer.

Making Dreams Come True:

 

Dream Factory

dreamfactoryinc.org

Not limited to children with life-threating illness. The Dream Factory also grants wishes to children who are critically or chronically ill.

 

Garden of Dreams

gardenofdreamsfoundation.org

Non-profit working with Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks

 

Hope Kids

hopekids.org

 

Kids wish Network

kidswishnetwork.org

 

Make-a-Wish Foundation

wish.org

 

The Marty Lyons Foundation

martylyonsfoundation.org

 

Starlight Foundation

starlight.org

 

Sunshine Foundation

sunshinefoundation.org

Granting Wishes for Adults:

 

A Special Wish Foundation INC.

spwish.org

Granting wishes for any person under 21 with a life-threatening disorder.

 

Deliver the Dream

deliverthedream.org

For children or adults living with an advanced illness, the organization provides a three-day retreat by partnering with other organizations.

 

Dream Foundation

dreamfoundation.org

Helps fulfills wishes of adults with advanced illnesses.

 

Memories of Love

memoriesoflove.org

Parents with a life-threatening illness who have children under the age of 16 are sent on a five-day all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, FL.

Camps:

 

Camp For All

campforall.org

 

Camp Good Days and Special Times

campgooddays.org

 

Camp John Marc

campjohnmarc.org

 

Camp Quality USA

campqualityusa.org

 

Camp Summit

campsummittx.org

 

Camp Sunshine

campsunshine.org

 

The Hole in the Wall Gang

holeinthewallgang.org

 

The Painted Turtle

thepaintedturtle.org

 

Serious Fun Children’s Network

seriousfunnetwork.org

Airfare Assistance:

 

Angel Flights

angelflights.com

 

Mercy Medical Angels

mercymedical.org

 

Miracle Flights for Kids

miracleflights.org

 

Operation Liftoff

operationliftoff.com

Educational, Emotional and Financial Support:

 

Caring Voice Coalition

caringvoice.org

 

The Lindsey Foundation

lindseyfoundation.org

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

patientadvocate.org

 

Patient Services Inc.

patientservicesinc.org

 

The Prayer Child Foundation

prayerchild.org