Volunteers at Gilda’s Club deliver backpacks to homebound kids affected by cancer

Volunteers at Gilda’s Club deliver backpacks to homebound kids affected by cancer
Brothers Glen and Harrison sharing their excitement on discovering their backpacks. (Source: Carrie Shoaf - Gilda's Club Kentuckiana)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Gilda’s Club volunteers loaded up their vehicles Saturday morning to deliver some joy to local kids affected by cancer who are homebound or medically vulnerable.

Frankie receiving his backpack of Camp Gilda activities.
Frankie receiving his backpack of Camp Gilda activities. (Source: Carrie Shoaf - Gilda's Club Kentuckiana)

42 local kids received a backpack of gifts delivered to their door by the Gilda’s Club. Each package was filled with games and activities including snacks, a hula hoop, a yard sign and decorations, and a supply set for an interactive experience with the Kentucky Science Center.

Due to the in-person Camp Gilda experience at Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana being canceled due to the quarantine, volunteers offered to grab and deliver gifts to the kids to prepare them for a virtual camp experience.

Volunteers offered to grab and deliver gifts to the kids to prepare them for a virtual camp experience.
Volunteers offered to grab and deliver gifts to the kids to prepare them for a virtual camp experience. (Source: Carrie Shoaf - Gilda's Club Kentuckiana)

Deliveries were made throughout the city of Louisville, from Shelby County and also to Sellersburg, Indiana.

For more information on Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana, visit their website.

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