This is traditionally a Holiday program but we run the program year long. We offer assistance with families who have a medically fragile child, or children. We provide monetary assistance, in the form of gift cards, food, and used items from clothing to household items to furniture.
The relief and happiness this program provides is not quantifiable. A study done by the Harvard Public School of Health shows that “toxic stress has harmful effects on the brain and other organ systems”. The study further went on to show that things such as hopefulness, optimism, and being surrounded by a supportive network of positive family and friends also greatly contributed to increased health. (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/happiness-stress-heart-disease/).
All our programs are aimed to provide happiness and relief from stress even if just for a short period of time.
This Holiday season, we kicked off this program in the Delaware community. Tender Hearts was able to help 4 families with medically fragile children celebrate, despite only beginning in early December. We look forward to accomplishing more in 2016.
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Our Special Events are designed to bring people together for a common goal: to provide much needed support to the children and their families. Several events are held yearly to benefit the medically fragile children and their families, and each one makes a difference to them. Come participate in the fun - and the fundraising! Check here http://www.tenderheartsde.org/special-events/ for details of our past and upcoming events.
- Tender Hearts Sponsors 5K Run & 2nd Annual Free Family Fitness Fun Day – September 23, 2018August 27, 2018 - 8:34 pm
- Tender Hearts Sweetheart Ball – February 2019July 19, 2018 - 4:44 pm
- Tender Hearts Skate Party: Monday July 16, 2018July 3, 2018 - 2:52 pm
- Dining for Dollars @ Bertucci’s – Wednesday, June 20thMay 31, 2018 - 5:14 pm
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5301 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808