The students of Grandview Elementary School are having a food drive during the month of November to benefit cancer patients and families from the Cancer Caring Center.
The drive, headed by school secretary, Cindy Mueller, runs through November 25 and teachers and students are being asked to bring in cans of food and six-packs of Ensure to help patients and families during this holiday season.
If members of the community would like to help, Ms. Mueller will be collecting donations in the school office at 845 McClain Street until November 25.
The Cancer Caring Center is celebrating its 25th year as a Pittsburgh-based charity providing free emotional and social support services to patients and families. They help those affected by a cancer diagnosis move forward, by offering a wide variety of programming. Services include neighborhood support groups throughout the area, individual and couples counseling, a telephone helpline, a Food Bank for qualifying patients, Reiki, art therapy, “Live Well with Cancer” newsletters, programs and much more.
The center also sponsors Pet Therapy for children at Animal Friends and support groups for children who have a family member with cancer.
For more information, visit www.cancercaring.org. Follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/cancercaring and on Facebook.