Art for Children’s Sake (AFCS)
Our banner program, Art for Children’s Sake, encourages children to express their feelings through artwork created under the guidance of licensed art therapy professionals. Projects of young cancer patients are highlighted in local art shows culminating in the annual AFCS Art Show at which the pieces are judged with awards given in a variety of categories. Details…
“We could not begin to thank you enough for Emma’s Disney Trip. Disney is always magical but being there during the holidays made it even more magical. It’s always special to take a trip together as a family-just doing the normal things a family does without worrying about doctor’s visits, tests, scans, etc. This trip gives Emma back some of her childhood she lost. Thanks for the opportunity for Emma to take part in the art contests. She looks forward to always coming up with a new idea and to make it her own on canvas. Thank you again!”
We sponsor and coordinate monthly meals at our partner healthcare facilities, including Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Local businesses and restaurants work with us to ensure that children and family members who are unable to leave the hospital due to their child’s continuing treatment receive a healthy meal twice a month.
Donations to our Heroes Family Fund allow us to assist families struggling with fuel, groceries and other financial hardship resulting from a child’s cancer diagnosis.
The Littlest Heroes was established in 2001 with the desire to give hope and help to families confronting a childhood cancer diagnosis. Since then, our programs and services have touched more than 1,000 families. Thanks to the outstanding generosity and support of our sponsors, staff and volunteers, we’re able to connect families with the programs that meet their very specific emotional, social, and financial needs.
Through the generosity of our supporters, we’ve helped hundreds of families enjoy the holiday season through gifts, meals and other essential items.
Adopt-A-Family sponsors are needed for the Holiday Season. Our annual Adopt-A-Family Program is underway and we are inviting you to help us make the holidays a little merrier for families of The Littlest Heroes. Would you like to join us and Adopt-A-Family? When you adopt a family of The Littlest Heroes, you help a family enjoy the holiday season with gifts, meals and other essential items. Please contact us if this is an activity you would like to support this holiday season. In keeping with a constant need throughout the year, you may additionally or alternatively donate gas and/or grocery gift cards. Thank you for your consideration to this important program!
Volunteer Opportunities for Everyone. We are seeking individuals who are willing to pick up gifts and donations from various locations and deliver them to our office. Do you like to wrap gifts? We are looking for people to wrap gifts of all shapes and sizes. Plus, there are rewarding opportunities to deliver the gifts directly to families. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We want to thank you for making our Christmas one we will always remember and cherish. Your generosity overwhelmed us! I wish you could have been with us Christmas morning when we opened the gifts. The toys, stockings and clothing were perfect. Please take care and know how much you are appreciated.”