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
- Making Dreams Come True
- Granting Wishes for Adults
- Airfare Assistance
- Educational, Emotional and Financial Support
Providing Complimentary Items:
Beads of Courage
Helping children coping with serious illness record and tell their own story.
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.
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.
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.
A non-profit that provides special celebration cakes to children who have a critical illness or their siblings.
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.
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:
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
Kids wish Network
The Marty Lyons 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.
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
The Hole in the Wall Gang
The Painted Turtle
Serious Fun Children’s Network
Mercy Medical Angels
Miracle Flights for Kids
Educational, Emotional and Financial Support:
Caring Voice Coalition
The Lindsey Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Services Inc.
The Prayer Child Foundation