Creative Care Kits
1st Time Admission - Creative Care Kit (inpatient)
1st Time admissions
When it is discovered a child has cancer, treatment begins almost immediately. It can involve surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience for anyone but especially a child. The newly diagnosed child is to be torn from his/her normal life and forced to endure isolation and treatment which can often be brutal. The goal of the kit is to give the child a fun distraction and a means of self-expression.
1st Time Admission Creative Care Kits
Creative arts therapy is an important part of pediatric cancer treatment. William's Warriors seeks to support the quality of life for young cancer patients through the visual arts. William's Heart-Works supports art therapy by supplying 1st Time Admission Creative Care Kits to three Long Island hospitals to help children facing their first inpatient treatment. A large plastic art bin contains an array of art supplies and the "So You Are in the Hospital...". workbook which contains guided activities to assist children in adjusting to the hospital and provides an outlet for some of the emotions they might experience.
Color Outside the Lines
Outpatient Creative Care Kit
A child undergoing cancer treatment can be nominated for a Creative Care Kit. The 2023 Creative Care Kit contains a "Color Outside the Lines" string backpack, workbook, and art supplies to help children to express themselves and continue the benefits of engaging in the visual arts at home. The Kit can also be used to transport personal art supplies to and from the hospital. This outpatient bag and supplies can help make art accessible to all undergoing cancer treatment.