COVID-19 Update

THE FAMILIES NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We are grateful to everyone who has helped us be there for the families we serve. As we face the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we are looking at ways to thoughtfully adapt our delivery of programs and care.

The families we serve face critical illness and many have compromised immune systems. In speaking with medical professionals and social workers, the families need the services we provide now more than ever, and we are dedicated to ensuring they are not alone on their journey.

To do this, we have set up a Response Fund so we can quickly purchase items, as we are able to source them.

With our supply chain interrupted and the suspension of groups and volunteers doing projects, many people have reached out asking for ways they can help.

The best way people can help is to make a donation.

With your support we can:

PURCHASE GROCERY AND GAS CARDS

With volunteers unavailable to help make deliveries, we can purchase grocery and gas gift cards to help the families that we are unable to reach, so they can purchase needed staples and have transportation to hospital treatments.

PURCHASE CLEANING AND PAPER PRODUCTS

We are having a challenge locating needed supplies and are working to source these items that include: Disinfectant Wipes and Spray, Paper Towels and Toilet Paper, and Hand Sanitizer (99.9% or more).

PURCHASE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AND ESSENTIAL TOILETRY ITEMS

Previously, groups helped to underwrite and assemble Easy Meal Care Bags (non-perishable food items), and Family Toiletry Bags (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). With groups unable to come in, we need to purchase and assemble these items with the help of our staff.

Your donation can help us sustain these families at a time when they are already fragile and their stability threatened. Bringing them crucial support, will help to ease these stresses at a time of increased isolation.

Ways You Can Help From Home

We invite you to explore alternate ways to participate and provide support to families. We encourage you to integrate any of these experiences into your child/children’s home-schooling. Families and children facing critical illness truly appreciate all the care, kindness and support you share, especially during these uncertain times.

Over the next 4 weeks we anticipate receiving requests for:

200+ Easy Meal Care Bags for parents who are bedside at the hospital with their sick child.
100+ Cleaning Products Care Bags. We are currently supporting 95 families.
50+ Clothing Bundles for Babies and Children for patients and siblings ages newborn to 5T.
12+ Baby Care Gift Bags for newborns leaving the hospital for the first time. 
65+ Packs of diapers, sizes newborn to 6.
60+ Packs of Baby Wipes. 

MAKE Care Bags and Clothing Bundles.

SHOP for any of the items online. 

Amazon – There With Care Wish List
Amazon – Baby Care Bag Items – Boy
Amazon – Baby Care Bag Items – Girl
Target

DONATE here and we’ll take care of the shopping and assembling. 

DROP-OFF items into the collection barrel outside the office at 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063, between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Please contact us with any questions at volunteer.bayarea@therewithcare.org

On behalf of everyone at There With Care, thank you for your consideration in helping us to be there for the families when they need it the most. We send positive thoughts for you and your loved ones, and as always, we hold the families we serve close in our hearts. We will get through this together.

With love and care,

Sara Alexander

Executive Director