One of the many difficult aspects of starting at Chai Lifeline Midwest during the pandemic was restrictions during visits. For months, I’ve been meeting parents in the lobby. Once I was allowed to go up to the food court to spend some time with a parent.read full story
The Chanukah story teaches us how a small army was able to miraculously defeat a much larger army.
Our inspirational Chanukah story this year involves one young volunteer who made a big difference in the lives of our Chai Lifeline families.read full story
In advance of the upcoming Chanukah season, Chai Lifeline has announced the launch of their annual toy drive with hopes to distribute over 50,000 gifts to more than 10,000 children around the globe.
As an international network supporting children and families impacted by serious illnesses, crisis, and loss, Chai Lifeline works to ensure that each individual gift meets the specific needs or interests of the child who will receive them.read full story
On October 13, over 600 Chai Lifeline children and families from across the New York, New Jersey/ Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic regions had a blast at a special Chol Hamoed Hershey Park event.read full story
On Sunday, August 21, Chai Lifeline unveiled the newly-renovated Silber and Scheiner Families Medical Center at Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY. Hundreds of campers, counselors, staff, and friends were on hand to celebrate the year-long project, which was dedicated by Mendy and Barbara Silber of Lawrence, NY.read full story
Summer is back for kids with serious illnesses and disabilities Camp Simcha Without Borders finished the first of its summer sessions last week. The local camp is operated by Chai Lifeline Southeast, the local chapter of the children’s health organization providing social, emotional, and financial assistance to families impacted by pediatric illness, crisis, and loss.read full story
Summer is back for kids suffering from serious illnesses and disabilities Camp Simcha Without Borders in Chicago began the first of its summer sessions last week. The local camp is run by Chai Lifeline Midwest, a children’s health organization providing social, emotional and financial assistance to children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses and their families.read full story
When a loved one is going through a hard time, it’s natural to want to be there for them. However, many people get stuck on what they can do. This can lead to either doing nothing or being there in a way that misses the mark. One easy way of showing support may be bringing affected families or children a gift. A thoughtful present shows that you are thinking of the family and child and can make a difficult time just a bit more bearable.read full story
What drew me to Chai Lifeline was seeing and hearing about so much pain and suffering and not being able to help. My position at Chai Lifeline, allows me to respond to illness and make a difference in the world. As a case manager, my day-to-day is always really different however, I generally spend my time building relationships with both families and volunteers. This is in addition to the general event planning and supporting families, through respite, big siblings programs, helping with errands or meals, etc. My favorite part of the job is connecting with families on a personal level and being able to alleviate their burden, even just a little bit, during a difficult time.read full story
For families with children with disabilities, the seemingly simple task of getting around can be a daunting challenge. Day-to-day activities, like getting to therapy and medical appointments, are often overwhelming and require complex planning. The availability and cost of accessible vehicles can also be extremely prohibitive.read full story