As part of our mission to offer unexpected acts of kindness, The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation provides care packages also called “Smile Kits” to female cancer patients. Smile Kits contain soothing items such as a fuzzy blanket, a journal, a stress relieving adult coloring book, colored pencils, fuzzy socks, custom lip balm and maybe even something a little silly. To extend a personal touch, packages also include cards of encouragement created by volunteers, students, and other survivors.
“Just received the most thoughtful and sweetest “Smile Kit.” Thank you so much! I’m already using the pink heating pad. What a wonderful surprise to receive after just getting home from the hospital and day 3 of radiation!” – Natasha, Clifton, Virginia
Nominate a Smile Kit Recipient
If you would like to nominate a special lady to receive a Smile Kit, please use the form below. A BSNCF representative will follow up with you. All requests are verified for authenticity and are filled as funding allows.
BSNCF has delivered over 2000 Smile Kits to female patients in 48 states thanks to your generosity. BSNCF is a 501(c) 3 and Smile Kits are made possible by tax deductible donations by individuals like you.
Please consider making a donation to help cover the costs of care package contents and shipping for female cancer patients. Just $35 helps cover the cost of one kit, and $100 funds Smile Kit contents for three women. With every $50 donation or more, we will also send a lime or butterfly themed mask while supplies last. Every donation large or small makes a difference.
Due to Covid-19, we are currently experiencing delays with supplies and mail. Nominations with a donation receive priority and are usually sent within two weeks. These include a blanket along with the other comforting items. We also have a limited number of handmade masks to assist with extra protection for our immune compromised patients.