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Gems of Hope

Description
Gems of Hope is most known for the “gifts of hope” program. Volunteers handcraft over 750 cards every month along with beaded earrings and bookmarks for cancer patients as they receive chemo. Cards are created at Gem hosted workshops consisting of both cancer patients and members of the community. The “What About Us?” kids camp is designed to teach coping skills when dealing with a cancer diagnosis in their family, while the Gifts of Education program offers high school seniors the chance at scholarship opportunities.  Pages for Hope provides local school libraries with cancer related resources within the district. Additionally Gems created a web portal for teens called cancerreallysucks.org.