The Wig & Hair Loss Program " Where There's A Need.Inc., partners with " THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY,Eastern Queens Division to offer this beneficial program. The Wig Program provides wigs, hair pieces and other accessories, resources and gifts for Women With Cancer, who have a financial need. Many women and families have limited or no health insurance and many reside in underserved communities. Patients are educated on the Proper Care and Maintenance required to maintain the wigs. They are also assisted with wig selection and styling. Additional Cancer Support Resources are also provided. City & State Grant/funds, along with private donations are used to facilitate our portion of this program, and offer these services for cancer patients. Women from various cultures are also supported with cultural headwear which address the look they desire to create.....
"Student Entrepreneurship Program" This program educates students on the inspiration, idea, and reason for our organization's existence, which was to fulfill the need of a child who experienced hair loss due to a brain anneurism. Students are taught the importance of providing simple suggestions or ideas to solve real problems and concerns in the world today. They are assured that their opinions, suggestions and ideas are all valuable, and can lead to unbelievable business opportunities. Students are introduced to Biographies of real CHILD ENTREPRENEURS, who had a dream and a great idea. Stories are shared about how these young people got their business ventures started. Students are provided with suggestions on small start up business ideas for themselves, and taught how to create, market & sell their products. They are also taught business card design, and how to display and package their product. Students are educated on money management and are also encouraged to use their knowledge and skills to save for college , and also support a Worthwhile Cause and Charity in their Community. Students are encouraged to become leaders, role models and compassionately give back to their community. They are also provided with information on companies in need of youth volunteers, which will assist them to fulfll their community service school credits. Certificates of Completion are provided.
Community Outreach Where There's A Need Inc., participates in a variety of free Community Outreach Events, such as: Dept of Education "Career Day, Cancer Awareness Workshops & Programs,Cancer Parades, Hospital Health Fairs, Community & Church Health Fairs, Hospital Visits, and Private Home Visits for kids with cancer. American Cancer Society Community Events, Radio,Television, News Papers, and all forms of Media, Public Librariy Workshops, & Internet Outreach Participation. Support is also provided & offered for a variety of other cancer organizations, and community organizations. Speaking Engagements, Cancer Workshops & Consultations are also provided .
Hospital & Cancer Support Programs ~NYC Metropolitan Area
SUPPORT FOR WOMEN, MEN & CHILDREN WITH CANCER
Our Cancer Support Program supports: Women & Children With Cancer ~ Donations Of:. wigs, headwear, clothing, coats, toys, dolls, winter hats, fancy scarves, shawls, furs,gloves, Christmas gifts and other cancer support services have been offered at various hospitals in the metropolitan area, such as; Mary Immaculate Cancer Center and Queens Hospital Cancer Center, The Long Island College Hospital Cancer Center, Montefiore Cancer Center / Women & Children's Division, Harlem Hospital Children's Ward, Hassenfeld's Children Cancer Center For Blood & Disease, The Morgan Stanley Children's Cancer Center,The New York Presbyterian Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Maimonides Cancer Center and The Hospice of New York.. Charitable Work is rewarding and necessary within the inner city and underserved communities. Many are with limited health insurance and in need of financial assistance. We make home visits to sick children. It is our goal to create a smile on the face of every child with cancer :)
Senior Wig Program ~ Senior Housing Complex
Wigs are donated to senior women who reside in senior housing who also experience hair loss from Cancer, Alopecia, Other Medical Conditions which cause hair loss etc. Those with a financial need and in need of a new wig are supported. Periodically new senior housing centers are selected for support.
Caps For Cancer Program ~ A Collaboration With Seniors ~ Philanthropy
Allen Senior Center, Foster Laurie Adult Center, Spring Valley Housing Authority
Seniors are provided with yarn and needles and volunteer their time to knit and crochet beautiful colorful hats and scarves for women and children with cancer & hair loss. The hats, caps & scarves are donated to local cancer hospitals during the winter months.
Crochet Hats Were Also Donated Independantly From: The Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans, Women's Ministry & Quilting Club