SUPPLY DRIVE – Help Fill Backpacks & Totes for Our Heroes!
Connor’s Heroes provides backpacks and tote bags to families with a child who has been diagnosed with cancer and is being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The tote bags and backpacks are intended to help families through this time of crisis and relieve some of the strain and stress during this difficult time in their lives.
Soon after being diagnosed, kids receive a backpack from Connor’s Heroes full of games and toys that will help distract them from the discomfort of treatment and the boredom of spending hours in a hospital. Parents receive a tote with practical resources to help them in the months ahead such as gas cards, gift certificates for housecleaning, and gift certificates for family portraits.
Peoples Tax is holding a supply drive at all 4 tax office locations throughout tax season to collect items for our heroes and their parents. These simple items provide a huge source of comfort and encouragement, and help make life at the hospital a little easier.
Drop off donated items at your next Peoples Tax appointment to provide support for children who must endure cancer treatment. (Save your receipts, as this is a tax deductible donation.)
About Connor’s Heroes:
Connor’s Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is creating a community of heroes who provide hope, guidance, and support to children with cancer and their families. Through programs such as Heroes Bags and Backpacks, Superheroes and Sidekicks, and Bone Marrow Transplant and Hospital Support, Connor’s Heroes provides unique, individualized support to families battling childhood cancer and treated at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the VCU Massey Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. www.connorsheroes.org
About our Partnership:
Peoples Income Tax makes free tax preparation services available to families supported by Connor’s Heroes. Peoples Tax is committed to alleviating one source of frustration and expense by providing free individual income tax preparation services, including year-round tax planning, for these parents.
We ask that all donated items be new, as children with cancer must avoid germs. Thank you for your support with this program!
- Travel size board games (ages 10 and up)
- Lego kits (ages 10 and up)
- Book lights
- Ear buds/headsets
- Jewelry making kits (ages 10 and up)
- Craft kits (ages 10 and up)
- Card games (e.g. Uno, Phase 10)
- Stuffed animals (new, tags on)
- Books (ages 10 and up)
- Note cards
- Writing Journals