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  • Acts of Kindness

    Abby's Hope Project was the recipient of a generous grant from the Noam Stampfer Gemilut Chasadim grant committee. Read below to find out more about how Abby's friend, Sylvie, made this happen. "For my eighth grade Capstone Project, I applied for a grant to help me support Abby’s Hope Project.  At first, I planned a card-writing event to design and send handwritten cards to children in hospitals.  But when the coronavirus hit, that was no longer an option. Then I was going to send my classmates and friends supplies to make cards at their own houses, but as the rules got stricter around coronavirus, I also couldn’t do that because hospitals stopped accepting outside letters and packages. Even though both of my ideas were shut down, I was determined not to give up. I love what Abby is doing with Abby’s Hope Project and I really admire how she tries to find joy not only for herself, but also spread joy to others. I remember when we used to do gymnastics together, she was always so supportive and would cheer me on when I was scared to try new skills. When Abby started to get sick, I didn’t really know what was going on or what it meant. All I knew was that sometimes she had to sit out during gymnastics when she had a headache. And when my mom told me that she had to quit gymnastics, I was sad but I thought it would only be temporary until she got better. But after weeks turned into months and she hadn’t gotten better or returned to gymnastics, I knew it wasn’t just a sickness you can get over. My mom filled me in on the details. She told me Abby was visiting many hospitals and still didn’t have a diagnosis. I felt mad and sad that this could happen to such a wonderful girl, but I still didn’t really know what to do or how to help. When my mom showed me this wonderful organization that Abby started and I read more about it, I realized how lonely it can be to always be at hospitals and not be able to see friends. I knew I wanted to help bring joy to kids and teens in hospitals and I emailed Abby to see how I could help. That’s how I got the idea for this project. My mom had purchased some of the beautiful cards Abby had made.  When I realized my first two ideas wouldn’t work, I decided to lend my (and my sister’s) artistic talents to creating even more card designs and helping to sell them to raise funds for Abby’s Hope Project. I hope you will take this opportunity to buy some cards and write a handwritten letter to a friend who is in the hospital or to friends who are sheltering in place.  Handwritten letters can bring so much joy into people’s lives during this hard time. Thank you to Abby and to all the people that have helped her to grow into such a wonderful and inspiring person! I am so grateful to the Noam Stampfer Gemilut Chasadim grant committee who supported my initial idea and granted me the full amount I requested. When I told them the disappointing news about the cancelation of my card-writing event and shared with them my new idea, they said “absolutely” and shared with me an inspiring quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Teddy Roosevelt."

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  • Abby's Hope Project

    Our Mission The specific purpose of Abby's Hope Project is to provide wholehearted help and support for children, teens, young adults with chronic illnesses, as well as their families with the intent of providing hope for better tomorrows. We aim to accomplish this by raising awareness for chronic illnesses and providing emotional support. Providing Support + Connection Abby's Hope Project is a nonprofit organization that provides support to individuals, children and families who are living with and affected by chronic illnesses. AHP was founded by Abby Jenkins when she was just 14 years old. Abby has been living with chronic illnesses since 2018 and wanted to create a difference for others with health challenges. She envisioned this project as a source of hope, strength and joy for others living with chronic illnesses and to provide both emotional support and connection.

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    All Posts Search Log in / Sign up Acts of Kindness 0 Acts of Kindness Abby's Hope Project was the recipient of a generous grant from the Noam Stampfer Gemilut Chasadim grant committee. Read below to find out...


    Care Packages Our care package program, created with kids, teens, and young adults in mind, is a way to empower and support our recipients as they navigate health challenges. ​ Growing up with a chronic illness can be daunting and knowing that someone understands the challenges that come with an illness can make all the difference. Care Package Form Want to make more impact like this? Get involved here. Do you qualify for a care package? CRITERIA: Applicant must be 25 or younger, living with a chronic illness or disability and within the U.S. HOW TO APPLY: Fill out our care package application form. We ask that all applicants provide a picture and short testimony. Once you receive your care package, your picture and testimony will be shared to our social media and website to promote our program. We reserve the right to deny any and all applications that appear fraudulent or don't meet the criteria. Care Package Form

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