11/19/18

There With Care of the Bay Area

There With Care Helps Families With Hospitalized Kids

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Recent Rex grantee There With Care sent along this report on their work, along with a video! Thanks to all of you for your help in making this good, supportive work possible!

We are deeply grateful to the Rex Foundation for partnering with us as we strive to ease the day-to-day burdens of families during a very difficult and challenging time.

Each year since we opened our doors in 2012 we serve more families than the year before, and this year we are deepening our care to families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and expanding our care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto.

The Rex Foundation grant supported two areas of funding for us: (1) transportation assistance in the form of gas cards to alleviate the financial stress of driving a child to and from the hospital, often from great distances, and (2) grocery assistance in the form of Easy Meal Care Bags, non-perishable food items for families who are bedside with a child at the hospital.

Your generosity has supported over 50 families needing transportation assistance and has given over 75 families more time to be bedside with their child by providing food they can eat without having to leave the hospital room.