Unfortunately I don't live in Texas and can't make any volunteer recommendations. However, I find it encouraging that your daughter is interested in something so noble especially during the holidays. What's more impressive is that you're able to turn around the mood of Christmas and make it joyful again.
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Asked by lwhiteside on Sunday, December 9, 2012
Weirdest question ever!! My mother passed away from cancer in 2006..... We as a family loved Christmas, and my daughter for Christmas wants to spend time with a child who is currently receiving treatment.. She lost her grandmother and just really wants to give back. Christmas is always over shadowed by our experience with my Mother's illness because we lost her shortly after... So we know that it is hard this time of year.. This is her Christmas wish, to give back to another child around Christmas and their family... It could be just a play date where your child will be treated as a princess with a tea party or dress up, even just a story time. My daughter is 14 and loves children of all ages.. She is an active athlete and loves theatre as well.. She is honor society and attends all advanced honor classes.. Unfortunately the town we live in is small and we do not have many volunteer opportunities.. Please let me know if any one knows of any connections.. We live near Austin Texas..
5 Answers from the Community
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer in the Austin area.
Dell Children's Hospital.
St. Baldrick"s Foundation
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Program
You can also check with any church, check with pediatric oncology offices. They might light her entertain patients in the lobby while waiting for appointments or treatments. Check for pediatric outpatient chemo centers. Bring cookies or treats or just visit with patients.
that's a fantastic thing that she would want to do this. One of Nancy's suggestions is a great one, the Childrens Hospital. Just stopping by there with something for a few kids would make their day. We have a large Children's Hospital near us. Star's and average people alike are always stopping by to drop off gifts, read to them, do shows, etc.
Tell her we say thanks for being a good kid!