Adopt-a-Family

Spreading Holiday Cheer for WNY Families Impacted by Pediatric Cancer

Parents of kids with cancer must somehow find a way to reconcile “the most wonderful time of the year” with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Christmas magic comes to life in the most genuine way possible through our Adopt-a-Family program as donors and families are paired to turn wish lists into reality. Every single member of the patient’s immediate family is included as donors shop, wrap and present the perfect gifts to strangers who are transformed instantly into family members of the heart. Due to the overwhelming response of the Western New York community, we have had enough donors to adopt every family fighting pediatric cancer these past several years.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer

The P.U.N.T. Foundation is a public charity that relies entirely on individual donations and sponsorships to provide critical support and programs for WNY families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Costs of Cancer

There are almost always hidden costs and challenges associated with a pediatric cancer diagnosis that may not be apparent from the outside looking in. One parent often stops working to help facilitate treatment and an income is instantly gone or wanes. Bills pile up quickly; nearly half of families facing pediatric cancer end up filing for medical bankruptcy.

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As we all struggle to handle the challenges of COVID-19, P.U.N.T. is committed to continuing to provide critical financial assistance to WNY families facing pediatric cancer. These families were already in crisis mode and struggling to make ends meet from the devastation of this diagnosis. Please consider helping us stand behind them with a pledge of support in any amount to our "Helping Hands" program. Cancer doesn't stop for coronavirus, and we know they will need us now more than ever. You can help us be ready for the many requests that will be coming from hospital social workers on behalf of the highest need families. Thank you.