Making time for "quality time"
Casey Cares Family Festivities Program is an ongoing program, one in which each family participates three times each year. These families face numerous challenges and often find it challenging to organize outings due to the demands of medical appointments and specialist visits. We make an effort to support the intellectual, emotional, and social development of our children by providing a diverse range of art, entertainment, and culturally related activities, ensuring they have access to unique and invaluable experiences.
For children battling critical illnesses, the world outside of a hospital can feel distant and inaccessible. When the children are feeling well, a trip to the zoo, seeing a sports game, watching a live show, or visiting an amusement park with their family can become an invaluable memory. Our experiences increase the scope of the child’s knowledge and keep their dreams and passion for life strong.
We focus on planning these activities with the interests and abilities of our families in mind. In addition to providing tailored activities, we try to be mindful of the logistics that a family with a critically or terminally ill child may need to handle when they go out. Our staff works hard to make sure families receive vouchers for parking and food. This way, a family whose child is weak or wheelchair-bound can have preferential parking, instead of making expensive garage payments and parking a long distance from the venue. Covering these additional costs is another way that the Family Festivities Program allows families to enjoy an activity without any financial strain.
Even when a child is unable to go on an outing due to their health, we offer opportunities for the entire family to cherish moments of togetherness with our Movie & Pizza Night packages. Movie & Pizza Night packages can be a great way to enjoy a quiet evening together, either at home or at the hospital, with the cost of dinner covered and a way to watch a movie through gift cards. By doing this, we aim to alleviate the monotony and harshness of constant treatments and assist families in fostering a hopeful mindset. Help us help more families! Send a Movie & Pizza Night to our families from our Amazon Wishlist and have it sent directly to our office!