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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services

Mission

Jacob’s Heart exists to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by supporting their families in the challenges they face. Since 1998, Jacob’s Heart has provided emotional, practical, financial and peer support to hundreds of local children with cancer and thousands of their family members. We envision a community where every child with a serious or life-threatening condition has a strong, supported and informed family empowered to fully participate in their care. We strive to inspire compassionate action within local communities, to create a safety net of support for the unique needs of each child and family.

The Big Idea

Jacob’s Heart exists to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by supporting their families. The goal is to provide emotional, practical, financial and peer support to hundreds of local children with cancer and thousands of their family members. Families of the medically fragile children have been hit hard by the pandemic on many levels. Jacob’s Heart has put emergency systems in place to ensure those children’s physical and emotional safety during the Covid-19 crisis. Funding will provide rent assistance to keep seriously ill children safely in their homes, with weekly deliveries of groceries and basic living supplies to the doorsteps; safe, clean, reliable transportation to medical appointments; and crisis counseling by phone or in person as needed.

I want to thank Mariela and all the Jacobs Heart staff. They have help my family and I through these difficult times. From gas cards, groceries and even just a text messages to let us know that they are thinking about us. Also, they helped to make my birthday unforgettable! Thank you Jacobs Heart for being part of our journey! For making things much better for my family and I, we will be forever grateful. Ebony❤️”

- Ebony Politron Vega

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

The 2020 Campaign begins November 12.