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Programs During Treatment

New Diagnosis Baskets

Customized care packages delivered to newly diagnosed patients and their families to help meet basic needs and bring comfort during a critical time. Most families are admitted to the cancer unit after long hours in the emergency room and arrive at the cancer unit ill-prepared and lacking the most basic necessities from home. New diagnosis baskets include necessities such as deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, and more.

Currently serving: Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Temple

In loving memory of Jeremy Mathew. Read Jeremy's story here.

Click here to become an Angel Investor and help us provide this program year-round.

Catered Meals

Hospitals only feed patients, leaving parents to worry about when and where they will receive their next meal. We deliver healthy meals to families once a week to alleviate this burden.

Currently serving: Methodist Children’s Hospital, Texas Children's Main

Underwritten by: H-E-B

Hospitality Cart

The hospitality cart is provided to families once a week and is filled with snacks for each room to choose from. The cart includes gatorade, capri suns, chips, granola bars and more. It also contains B.I.G. Love toiletry kits for families who are in need of shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other necessities.

Currently serving: Texas Children's Main

AYA Bags

AYA (Adolescent and Young Adult) bags are provided to teens on the unit with age appropriate items such as string lights, food cards, snacks, headphones, and more. The hospital staff is also provided with a gift card binder full of gaming and food cards specifically for the teens in the unit.

Currently serving: MD Anderson

Holiday Shoppe

In December, we host a “shopping” day for our cancer families to prepare for the holiday season. Parents and caregivers are invited to “shop” for toys, games, dolls, clothing, and more completely free of charge. We provide snacks and activities for kids while their parents pick out presents.

We also provide support for hospitals when it comes to holiday decor and craft items for families inpatient during the holidays.

Currently serving: Houston, Central Texas, and San Antonio

Weekly Wishlist

All hem-onc patients and their caregivers have the opportunity to request grocery or comfort items on a weekly basis. Our volunteers shop and deliver the requested items to their hospital room within 48 hours with B.I.G. Love covering the cost! This enables kids and their families to obtain essential groceries, supplies, and other items needed to make their extended hospital stay more bearable. We receive different requests every week such as toothbrushes, gatorade, pajamas, toys, makeup, or favorite snacks.

Currently serving:  Methodist Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, MD Anderson, Texas Children's Main (on hold), Dell Children’s Medical Center

Austin underwritten by: Hill Country Rally for Kids

San Antonio underwritten by: Hope Hits Harder

Click here to become an Angel Investor and help us provide this program year-round in Houston.

Snack Shack

We stock the kitchens at participating clinics and hospitals with food, drinks and toiletries to ensure essential needs are met, day and night. Families are welcome to grab any item they need.

Currently serving: San Antonio, Austin, Temple and Children's Memorial Hermann  Hospital (pending)

Toy Closet

Clinics and hospitals are supplied with toys, games, crafts and activities for all ages. After procedures, pokes, radiation, and bell ringing cancer kids at the clinic get to take a trip to the B.I.G. Love toy closets and pick out a special surprise.

Currently serving: Methodist Children’s Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas Children's Main, Texas Children's Katy, Texas Children's Woodlands, MD Anderson

Holiday Gift Baskets

Holiday themed gifts, activities, and meals delivered to hospitalized families to bring joy when families can’t be at home. Provided for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and other holidays throughout the year!

Currently serving: Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Temple

In loving memory of Malachi Schaefer. Read Malachi's story here.

Houston underwritten by: Kerri Schaefer and Memorial Church of Christ Houston

*Parents and caregivers - Please reach out to your social worker about receiving our services and care. Thank you.

Thank you Sponsors

"Thank you so very much for all the goodies that you all sent to us while our son was staying at the Hospital... I don't have enough words to thank you. You always brighten our stay at the hospital."

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