COMMITTEE TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN
Providing resources for treatment, care and family support
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
THE CHILD, THE FAMILY, THE CHALLENGE
The Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC) is a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families who face cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. The CBC’s mission is to provide families facing these challenges with support and resources that are not available elsewhere.
The CBC was formed in 1980 by a small group of resilient parents whose children were treated at the Hematology-Oncology Clinic at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA.
Over the years, the CBC has been shaped by parents whose lives have been forever changed by their child’s life-threatening diagnosis and by a quiet band of volunteers dedicated to giving something back to humanity.
Today, the CBC helps hundreds of area children and their families. The group provides resources for treatment, care, social services and basic family necessities. The CBC remains true to the founding parents’ objectives: improving medical care and the quality of life for the children.
CBC VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS
The reasons for joining CBC are as varied as the individuals involved. Some personally experience the tragedy of a sick child. Others join the CBC because they are thankful for their good fortune and want to help others facing the daunting challenge of a sick child.
They donate their time or invest in a sponsorship or advertisement at one of our fund raising events. They work independently promoting the CBC at the office for United Way Donor Options. They volunteer at one of the events or parties for the children.
CBC involvement is flexible and volunteers can tailor their commitment to their lifestyle and resources. If you are interested in helping these children and their families and becoming a friend of CBC, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to visit www.cbckids.org for more information about the CBC.
THE CBC AT WORK
The essence of the CBC compels the heart to realize that through action, change and success are possible. The CBC is volunteer and the board of directors is very active in working with the social workers and the children and their families to see that all funds go where needed most.