Bags of Hope
A bag of snacks may not seem like much, but when a parent or family member hasn’t eaten in hours and doesn’t want to leave his or her child’s bedside, our Bags of Hope can help. Unfortunately when a child’s health condition is life-threatening, every moment counts, and oftentimes parents don’t want to leave the hospital room to go to the cafeteria to eat a meal – so they don’t. However, parents and family members must maintain their own health, emotional stability and mental clarity in order to be able to advocate for their child. Our Bags of Hope contain 19 single serving, non-perishable food items and a Miracle for Mateo brochure that explains the opportunity to apply for funding and support.
The brochure inside the Bag of Hope lets families know they are not alone; that other families are journeying and have journeyed along this “roller coaster” of a path. Miracle for Mateo extends their unseen embrace and offers prayer, support and funding – all in a little Bag of Hope.
The following individually packaged items are needed for our Bags of Hope Project:
* Nutri Grain Bars
* Hot chocolate Packets
* Oatmeal packets
* Chewing gum
* Granola Bars
* Fruit Snacks
* Apple Sauce cups
* Bottled Water (small)
* Mini Boxes of Cereal
* Herbal Tea Bags (must be individually wrapped)
* Yogurt covered raisins
Our bimonthly goal is to fill 60 or more bags for the families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and 30 or more bags for the families at Nemours A. I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Any Bags of Hope created above and beyond our goal are then delivered by Social Workers/Child Life Specialists to families in the NICU and oncology units, or wherever else needed.
If you would like to donate some of the single-serving non-perishables listed above, please contact Miracle for Mateo on Facebook or at mailto:email@example.com