With each item purchased, Mayfair Soap Foundry helps provide moments of joy and normalcy, such as camp experiences, for American families going through difficult health challenges in partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation.
A Child’s Chronic Illness Affects the Whole Family
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates that there are between 10 million and 20 million children in the United States who suffer from a chronic illness.
Children with chronic illnesses are more likely to experience frequent doctor and hospital visits. Some of their treatments may be scary or painful, and hospital stays can be frightening, lonely, and stressful on the entire family.
Children with chronic illnesses often feel “different” from other children, especially because their activities may be limited, and in many cases, families must change how they live in order to care for the child.
Respite care, including day or week-long specialty camp programs for kids, provides temporary relief from the demands of constant caregiving for parents and siblings.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, parents rank respite care as one of the most needed services for families caring for chronically ill children, and studies suggest that respite care improves the overall well-being of the entire family.
Starlight Children’s Foundation partners with experts to improve the quality of life and health for kids and families around the world.
Starlight funds critical needs expressed by more than 600 community partners including hospitals, specialty clinics and camps, respite houses and hospices in the United States and Puerto Rico that collectively support more than 27 million visits every year. Starlight supports kids and families in 11 countries and territories in a growing global network.
For each Mayfair Soap Foundry™ item purchased, Project Underground, LLC will donate $0.10 to Starlight Children’s Foundation from 12/27/2015 to 12/27/2016. This purchase/donation is not tax deductible. Project Underground, LLC is solely responsible for this program and donations.