Volunteer with CURE

CURE volunteers give of themselves with selfless dedication and an unmatched commitment to help CURE families.  If you are interested in lending your time and compassion, please sign up. There are many ways to participate and share in our mission.

Open Arms Meals

CURE serves lunches and dinners on regularly scheduled dates at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston & Scottish Rite campuses) and The Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah in Savannah.

To learn more:

In Atlanta, email Lisa Branch at lisa@curechildhoodcancer.org.

In Savannah, email Mandy Garola at mandy@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Open Arms Meals

CURE serves lunches and dinners on regularly scheduled dates at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston & Scottish Rite campuses) and The Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah in Savannah, GA

Learn more:
Open Arms Atlanta
Open Arms Savannah

Brown Bag Lunch Program

With hospital stays that can be difficult and lengthy, it gets expensive and sometimes challenging for caregivers to leave their child’s room for a meal. Through CURE’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, volunteers collect and assemble a hardy meal of non-perishable food items which are distributed to families.

For more information on how you can participate, email Karen Rutherford at karen@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag lunches are delivered to the patient’s caregiver who may not have the opportunity to leave their child’s bedside, or cannot afford to eat yet another meal in the hospital cafeteria.
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Toiletry Bag Program

Children with cancer often have clinic or emergency room visits that result in unplanned hospital stays. Through CURE’s Toiletry Bag Program, volunteers collect and assemble essential items needed for an overnight stay which are distributed to families as needed.

For more information, email Lisa Odendahl at lisaO@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Toiletry Bags

Families spend unplanned time in the hospital. CURE provides toiletry bags to families who may not have packed for an overnight stay. You may collect supplies and assemble toiletry bags, which CURE will distribute to families.
View the list of needed items

Boredom Buster Bag Program

Children battling cancer can spend days, weeks or even months in the hospital. Through CURE’s Boredom Buster Bag Program, volunteers collect games, crafts, small toys, and more which are distributed to patients as needed. Bags are needed for both younger children and teens.

For more information, email Lisa Odendahl at lisaO@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Boredom Buster Bags

Children battling cancer can spend days, weeks or even months in the hospital. Boredom Buster Bags provide entertainment for children who are confined to a bed or hospital room. Individuals or groups can collect crafts, games and items to create bags to be delivered to the hospital by CURE Staff. Simple crafts and games along with other small toys are great distractions. We are in need of these “Boredom Buster Bags” which volunteers assemble for us. We will then distribute to a child in need.
View the list of needed items for children
View the list of needed items for teenagers

Snack Bag Program

Children with cancer often have long stays in the hospital. The cost of eating in the cafeteria or ordering from restaurants can place a financial burden on families. Through CURE’s Snack Bag Program, volunteers collect and assemble non-perishable food items which are distributed to families as needed.

For more information, email Lisa Odendahl at lisaO@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Snack Bags

The cost of eating in the hospital cafeteria or from restaurants can cause financial stress on families whose child is inpatient for extended periods of time. Through CURE’s Snack Bag Program volunteers collect and assemble non-perishable food items, which are distributed to families as needed.
View the list of needed items
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