For over 30 years the children of Candlelighters have been creating the beautiful original artwork featured on our Holiday Cards. Though it’s never easy to celebrate the holidays if your child is fighting cancer, the time spent creating these cards offers a moment of relief when children can focus away from the reality of their illness.
With experiences as simple as drawing and coloring a picture, learning how to work together, and making friend who truly understand them, the kids of Candlelighters are allowed to have that freedom of childhood back again.
Each card features a short biography of the young artist and cards can be personalized with your own greeting or left blank to fill in by hand.
Candlelighters has long been devoted to serving the needs and improving the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer and their family members. These services address the financial strain a family endures as a consequence of the diagnosis.
A childhood cancer diagnosis can impact every family member. We offer caregiver sessions, workshops, emotional support, play-based healing, and teen support groups to teach coping skills for all members of the family.
We offer enriching experiences which lead to healthy personal development. These activities promote acquiring new skills, establishing a network of support, and enhancing overall quality of life.
A cancer diagnosis presents many questions. Candlelighters provides access to additional information for families going through pediatric cancer.
On any given day, 100 tons of clothing and shoes is dumped at the landfill. Support Candlelighter’s mission of helping families continue to fight childhood cancer while reducing the garbage in the landfills. Lookout for our large, yellow clothing donation bins at the city’s five Citizen Collection Stations or any of other locations.