Project 31: Cancer Care Bags for Kids

A couple of days ago I celebrated my one year cancer free anniversary. Thank you all so much for all of your well wishes and prayers the past year. I’m still going through surgeries, but can say I am cancer free! With it being breast cancer awareness month I felt like it was time to give back in a huge way. This time we are helping the kids.

I am so excited to announce Project 31 :: Care Bags for Kids. I will be collecting items to create chemo care totes for kids going through cancer treatments. Let’s make this one huge! You guys did an incredible job with Project 29 as I was able to hand deliver over 400 chemo care bags to the UT Southwestern Oncology Unit.

I’m going to have my own children, with the help of some of their friends, deliver the bags to the oncology unit at local children’s hospitals.


I will accept handmade and new items. In each bag I’d like to include any of the following items:
– tote bags
– sock monkey, sock animal, crochet animal, new stuffed animal
– small fleece blanket
– hand sanitizer
– coloring books
– colored pencils
– cute beanies (beanies with ears would be awesome)
– gloves
– scarves
– super hero capes
– socks
– water bottles
– candy
– tiaras
– silly glasses
– fidget spinners
– anything fun
– toys
– gum
– chapstick
– journals
– tissues
– etc., etc., etc.

You guys, anything would be appreciated and would put a smile on their faces. I would be so incredibly honored to be able to take my kids to the hospitals and hand deliver these care bags. It has been the toughest year ever for our entire family and we would love to be able to continue giving in this way.

I’m going to run this project for the next couple of months and will be delivering around Christmas too. What a gift for these fighters!

Please just make sure all items are new or handmade from smoke free homes. Also, please refrain from sending scented items as most scents are horrible while you are going through chemo.

I’m putting together an Amazon Wish List for this project and will share it. You can shop online and have things sent directly to me. My kids will be assembling the bags.


Please mail all items to:
1130 Masquerade Dr.
Midlothian, TX 76065

Let’s make this our biggest project yet! Craft Hope!

** We are still accepting quilts and blankets for Project 30.

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I have participated in several projects so far, from making bracelets to embellishing flip flops. Each and every project has gone to benefit a worthwhile cause, helping those less fortunate then us. My most favorite projects were Project 17: Aprons for Haiti and Project 23, which was pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa. Both of these projects allowed me to express my personality through my craft, but it was an opportunity for me to offer something beautiful and useful for those who need it most.
We don’t do this for the personal gain, and like many who sew & craft, we do this for the pure joy of helping our fellow man. We use the talents God gave us to give bit of joy to others, to let them know people care and most of all, to offer a ray of hope when all seems hopeless.– Jowanda K. Wiseman (more…)

Worthwhile Causes

My kids and I discovered Craft Hope by buying the book at JoAnnes, we were hooked!!! We formed a Craft Club of my daughters friends and started crafting hope. We have participated in several of the online projects, but also done projects from the book for local charities. Favorites were super hero capes, pet toys for animal shelters, and fancy flip flops. A very powerful one was making washable pads for girls. This helped my girls to really see challenges facing girls around the world. Thank you!

Bernice Cavalluzzi

helped my girls see challenges around the world