Keeping the promise to help kids with cancer and their families.
The hardships inflicted on families because of childhood cancer are often not quantifiable. The financial burden of increased expenses, while income may be decreased - due to reduced work hours or even unpaid, extended leave - can seem overwhelming. The stress reliever of a weekend of family fun is immeasurable. A sigh of relief knowing that the mortgage is paid for the month is another. Pinky Swear Foundation’s financial assistance and family experience programs provide help to these families in need.
Since 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation has supported families' quality-of-life with direct financial aid for basic needs, and through experiences that create emotional support, including:
Stable housing: Rent and mortgage payments, necessary home repairs
Reliable transportation: Car payments, insurance, repairs and gas cards
Groceries: Healthy food on the table for kids and families
Payments for bills: Utilities, childcare, and other unique family needs
Memorable experiences through family getaways: Worry-free, quality time together out of the hospital
Ability to stay with their sick child and reduce expenses: Convenient, stocked food pantries in hospitals
Pinky Swear Foundation is working hard to streamline our application process and make it easier for our applicants to apply, as well as ensure we are helping as many families with children battling cancer each month as we can. In the near future, you may notice some changes to our programs and the application process. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition and welcome your feedback so we can continue to improve your application experience.
Learn more about our programs:
When a child is newly diagnosed with cancer, a family's whole world is turned upside down. It can be hard to know where to turn first. Learn more
Providing financial assistance for basic needs to ensure home preservation, reliable transportation, and food for the family. Learn more
Pinky Swear Pantry
A food pantry located in the family lounge on the patient floor makes it easy for families to stay with their sick child, and eases the financial burden of buying food during in-patient hospital stays. Learn more
Weekend getaways that provide a fun and worry-free break for the entire family. It's an opportunity to be together in a stress-free scenario, building memories and having fun. Learn more
Pinky Swear Program Eligibility (effective October 1, 2018):
- Child must have a cancer diagnosis
- Child must be in active treatment at the time of the application submission
- Child must be 21 years of age of younger
- Children between the ages of 18 and 21 must be living with their parent(s)/guardian(s) and considered a dependent
- Children over the age of 18 need to complete their application and sign a consent form if they wish to allow Pinky Swear Foundation to communicate with their parent(s)/guardian(s)