Since Daniel’s Care Van started Transporting The Brave in April we have driven 3,039 miles, and this is just the beginning. Our average total miles for each child we drive is 60 each way. Wow! With every mile we drive, we know we’re making a difference in the life of a child with cancer. Speaking of miles, this month we met the group 4Another, two men who are literally running across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. What an inspiration! The 4Another event was just one of many exciting highlights for us during the month of August.
Adding More Kids to the Schedule
We have added three more children to our schedule, and have had inquiries from a few more. One of our new kids is from out of state and staying at the Ronald McDonald House. We’re honored to be able to help this family who is already under so much stress having a child with cancer and being away from their home.
Happy Birthday to a DCV Kiddo!
We received the best payment ever from one of our kiddos this month, who shared one of their birthday cupcakes with us. We love to share the stories from the brave kiddos we serve. Each one is special and unique. Please understand, though, that due to privacy restrictions, we are not able to post pictures of all our clients.
Car Seat and Other Donations
Last week we put out the word that we were in need of a new car seat. It didn’t take long for us to get a message from a local fire department that wanted to donate two! Big huge thank you to everyone who has responded to our request. We are so grateful for the outpouring of kindness and generosity.
Other Donations Needed
Daniel’s Care Van is completely funded by donations. In addition to cash donations of any amount, we’re also in need of:
- Clorox wipes
- Baby wipes
- Juice boxes
- Bottles of water
- Individually wrapped snacks
- Gas cards
- iTunes cards
- Vouchers for car maintenance, such as oil changes
Please contact us if you would like to donate any of these items. Monetary donations can be securely made on our site through PayPal and are completely tax-deductible.
Spreading the Word
We’ve had a lot of inquiries this month from various organizations interested in the service we provide. We’re very excited for many opportunities on the horizon for Daniel’s Care Van. Thank you all so much for all the love and support you are showing us as we are Transporting the Brave!