Hope for the Holidays



Thanks to the generous donations of various community members and organizations we were able to provide gifts and assistance to ELEVEN of our newest families.  This included gifts and gift cards to restaurants, grocery stores, and other specialty stores.

Wanting to provide gifts to your children but at the same time, being worried about how to pay your electric bill or car payment can weigh heavily on our parents and guardians.  In an effort to alleviate this stress, Walk With Sally partners with members of the community to create a memorable and happy holiday season.  Thank you to the following companies and individuals for their support and donations:

  • Jon & Nan Rager
  • Brandon Clapp
  • Michael Harrington
  • Carol McAllister
  • Mary McClure
  • Friends and Family of Angelica Martinez
  • Julie Cegelski
  • Mount Saint Mary University – Office of Advisement & Study Away
  • Nine Rounds Kickboxing
  • TheAmplify
  • Vitamin T

From one WWS Parent: 
“I am beyond grateful for the abundant gifts that were bestowed on us today.  I have a hard time accepting goodwill without feeling obligated to give or do something in return.  Please let the generous soul know that we are so thankful for the gifts and intend on paying it forward.  Pass along the message that this gesture has made us cry tears of JOY, which I can’t remember the last time I did that. We would love so much to be in a position to be able to do something like this for a family touched by cancer.  Thank you for allowing us to be part of the Walk with Sally family.”

This year we were able to help ELEVEN families, but it is our goal to provide Hope for the Holidays to EVERY family in our program.  We cannot achieve this without the support of our community.  If you are interested in sponsoring/donating to a WWS family for 2016’s Hope for the holidays, please email our Program Director, Nikki deBaroncelli [email protected]


And a very special THANK YOU to the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California (ECF CA). With this grant (which is 100% Boeing employee donations), we are able to provide $500 to THREE families experiencing financial hardship.  This support is intended to help WWS families focus on their health and recovery instead of worrying about paying for rent, gas, food, and medical bills.