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Bay Area nonprofit There With Care holds fundraising drive to help families with critically ill children this Thanksgiving

Redwood City, CA (KGO)-A local non-profit organization that supports families of seriously ill children is seeking support for this Thanksgiving. There with Care’s executive director says that while funding is declining, demand for ABC7 News support is rising.

“Since the beginning of this year, the number of families servicing has increased by 150% and we are struggling to keep up with demand,” said Sarah Alexander.

They help people like Jorino. He lives in Santa Maria, but has been in the Bay Area for six weeks, and his three-year-old daughter receives radiation therapy for stage 4 cancer.

He stopped by There with Care in Redwood City on Thursday to get new clothes and diapers. He says his daughter, Marley Joe, is very ill to treat and she often stains her clothes and needs a new one.

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“They made our lives so much easier. It was a blessing,” Reno said.

He says they didn’t think they needed financial support when she was first diagnosed.

“Things change very fast. When you think you’re okay, this happens and your money runs out quickly. You don’t even understand what’s going on,” he says. I did.

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However, Alexander says corporate sponsorship and funding opportunities have run out during the pandemic.

“Two years have passed since the annual gala, a major source of income for ThereWithCare, has been held. We have been looking for ways to achieve our goals so that we don’t have to say no to our families. . “

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She says they decided to try a holiday fundraiser.

“This year we have a holiday campaign where we can invite the community to visit our website and sponsor our family.”

You can learn Learn more about how to sponsor a family with a seriously ill child..

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