Dear Candy Cane Lane Supporters,
Thank you for sponsoring pediatric cancer families this holiday season!
I am humbled and grateful to write this email to you. In reflecting on the past few months, I am amazed at how strong our community of supporters has grown. Because of you, we were able to provide financial relief to over 80 families this holiday season and make their holidays brighter. Candy Cane Lane continues to grow and make a big impact. We couldnâ€™t do this without you.
â€œThe past 3 Christmases have been rough while in treatment for leukemia, and sheâ€™s only 5. You will truly be making a core memory of a Christmas she will never forget. ” Casey Smith, mother of Merida.
This year, together we:
- Â Matched 82 families to sponsors all over Oregon and Southwest Washington.
- Hosted 50 families at Candy Cane Lane at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville, where families picked up their gifts, met Santa and Mrs. Claus, Anna and Elsa, and enjoyed snowflake lane and various stations with crafts and treats.
- Completed 21 local deliveries to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Randall Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald’s house, and families who couldnâ€™t attend the event due to illness.
- Matched families that live a great distance from Portland through Amazon wish lists. Thank you to all sponsors who tried this new method of giving!
You have all provided a big gift to families this holiday season, and we are incredibly grateful for your support. From our hearts to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy transition into 2023!
All the best,