Give Back with the 2014 Holiday Drive for Thrive

December 11, 2014 Jolyn Hull

If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, the Holiday Drive for Thrive is in full swing! Thrive Through Cancer is a group dedicated to helping young adults who were newly diagnosed with cancer. Thrive offers many great resources to young adults, but is well known for their Hope Totes. Hope Totes are filled with comforting and encouraging items and are given to young adults that were newly diagnosed with cancer. Join us in the distribution of hope and joy by participating in this year’s Holiday Drive for Thrive.

There are a few ways to get involved including monetary donations and donating new, unopened items that are frequently requested by patients. You can make a monetary donation ($25 will buy one tote) by clicking here.

If you’d like to purchase items for the totes, the following list are items that will be needed:

Gift items to fill our Hope Totes including:

  • Body Lotion (Sensitive skin, fragrance free)

  • Chocolate (organic preferred)

  • Ginger candy (organic preferred)

  • Caffeine-free tea

  • Playing cards

  • Puzzle books

  • Biotene mouthwash or toothpaste

  • Eye cream

  • Rice pillows

Gift cards to the following:

  • Grocery stores

  • Gas stations

  • Target and like stores

  • Visa

  • Netflix

  • Hulu

  • iTunes

  • Amazon

These items can be hand-delivered to the Cancer Education Center at the Swedish Cancer Institute until January 1, 2015 at A-Floor West, 1221 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

If you are still not sure what to buy, you may visit the “Thrive Through Cancer” Amazon Wish List to see their most-needed items.

We greatly appreciate any and all donations. Happy Holidays!

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