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

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


Best Buddies

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

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

Companions for children who are going through difficult circumstances.


I Taalk Foundation

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


Icing Smiles

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


Meal Train

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

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


Project Sunshine

Provides free educational, recreational, and social programs


Songs of Love Foundation

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


Special Kids Photography of America

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

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

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


Hope Kids


Kids wish Network


Make-a-Wish Foundation


The Marty Lyons Foundation


Starlight Foundation


Sunshine Foundation

Granting Wishes for Adults:


A Special Wish Foundation INC.

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


Deliver the Dream

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


Dream Foundation

Helps fulfills wishes of adults with advanced illnesses.


Memories of Love

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.



Camp For All


Camp Good Days and Special Times


Camp John Marc


Camp Quality USA


Camp Summit


Camp Sunshine


The Hole in the Wall Gang


The Painted Turtle


Serious Fun Children’s Network

Airfare Assistance:


Angel Flights


Mercy Medical Angels


Miracle Flights for Kids


Operation Liftoff

Educational, Emotional and Financial Support:


Caring Voice Coalition


The Lindsey Foundation


Patient Advocate Foundation


Patient Services Inc.


The Prayer Child Foundation