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B.I.G. Love Programs & Services

Weekly Wish List

Charles Garcia
Where:
  • Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

Coordinators:
Vicky Spengler (TCH Main)

Kelli McSpadden (MDA)

In loving memory of Charles Garcia

B.I.G. Love Ambassador Program

BIG Love Ambassadors

Ambassadors are chosen and given opportunity throughout the year to share their unique story, to increase awareness about childhood cancer and to help promote an incredible cause – B.I.G. Love!

Coordinator:
Amie Wainwright

L.I.F.T. Program Houston

LIFT Houston - Love in Fragile Times

L.I.F.T. (Love in Fragile Times)

Serves Houston childhood oncology patients and families in crisis by meeting a need to reduce their stress or lift their spirits

Coordinator:
Breanna Murray

L.I.F.T. Program Austin

LIFT Austin - Love in Fragile Times

L.I.F.T. (Love in Fragile Times)

Serves Austin childhood oncology patients and families in crisis by meeting a need to reduce their stress or lift their spirits

Coordinator:
Danielle Landreth

#TeamMaisie

Jeremy's New Diagnosis Baskets

Jeremy Mathew
Where:
  • Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
  • Dell Children's Medical Center

Coordinators:
Julie and John Mathew

In loving memory of Jeremy Mathew

Miles of Smiles Holiday Gift Baskets

Malachi Schaefer
Where:
  • Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus, West Campus, The Woodlands
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

Coordinator:
Kerri Schaefer and Family

In loving memory of Malachi Schaefer

Clinic Toy Closets

Chelsey
Where:
  • Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus, West Campus, The Woodlands
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

Coordinators:
Susan Leining (TCH Main)

Kerri Schaefer (TCH West)

In loving memory of Chelsey Campbell

Angels for Aidan Comfort Cart

Aidan McSpadden
Where:
  • Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus, West Campus
  • Dell Children's Medical Center

Coordinators:
Jared and Kelli McSpadden

In loving memory of Aidan McSpadden

WEB of Stitches

William Ethan Brown
Where:
Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus

Coordinators:
Elizabeth Brown and Tammy Bitter

In loving memory of William Ethan Brown

Annual Scholarships

Natalia Lopez

Elephants Never Forget Annual Scholarships

Coordinator:
Melissa Lopez

In loving memory of Natalia Lopez

Grief Support Services

Brooke Phillips
Where:
Houston, TX

Coordinator:
Breanna Murray

Family Kitchen & Snack Shack

Snack Shack

Each week, BLCC delivers food and drinks to re-stock the family kitchen on the cancer unit and clinic. Over 35,000 daily meals, snacks and drinks given away each year.

Hospitality Cart

Hospitality Cart

B.I.G. Love brings a hospitality cart to TCH cancer unit each week. The cart includes small toys like match box cars, new stuffed animals, puzzles, colors, markers, coloring books, baby toys, movies, iTunes cards as well as pajama’s, socks, house shoes, and toiletries.

Holiday Joy & Meals

Holiday Joy Meals

B.I.G. Love delivers various gifts, gift cards, catered meals, desserts and special surprises for all holidays (even summer and backpacks for school). BIG Love provides special wishes at Christmas time, sponsoring over 20 entire families. An entire hospital room is also converted during the entire month of December for families to enjoy hot cocoa, a tree and toys every day!

Unit Carnivals

Unit Carnivals

BIG Love hosts three carnivals (March, July, and October) on the cancer unit each year. Games, prizes and lots of food!

Coordinator:
Claire Rider

Weekly Crafts

Weekly Crafts

BIG Love hosts weekly craft times on the inpatient and outpatient units at Dell Children’s Medical Center. BIG Love provides all the volunteers as well as all the crafts and catered meals and surprises on special occasions.

Hospital Staff Appreciation

Hospital Staff Appreciation

Our cancer doctors and nurses are very important. B.I.G. Love provides something special to bring encouragement and love like: snacks, cookies, homemade gifts, catered meals, etc. BIG Love provides special meals and gifts for Nurse Appreciation Week.

Monthly Craft & Caregiver Hour

Monthly Craft and Caregiver Hour

BIG Love hosts a monthly get-together on the cancer unit at Texas Children’s Hospital with fun crafts, food and drinks.