Operation Love

"The smallest acts of kindness and love can have a giant impact."




MISSION:

On the Wings of Gratitude’s  (www.onthewingsofgratitude.com) mission is to make life easier and more comfortable for families of childhood cancer, to love on families, & speak life, hope and love into their lives. After going through a leukemia diagnosis with our own son, Jace, we realized that their was very little support for the families and siblings during our journey. We also saw a need for continued support outside of the hospital and clinic. With the help of the community, school organizations, church groups, and individual donations, we can empower the families with hope, gratitude, and affirmation that they are not alone in their journey.  

WHAT IS OPERATION LOVE?

Our care bags give people a tangible way to help families affected by childhood cancer and helps to bring awareness of a growing need to not only support the kids, but their families and siblings. The impact of families is much deeper than the cancer, chemo and hospital stays. Items do not have to be expensive to have a great impact.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • donate: Begin gathering items on the list below for future operation love drop off dates.
  • organizations/groups: Drop off locations will be created so items can be dropped off. If your organization or group would like to be a drop off location, please contact us. 
  • volunteer: With the help of volunteers, items will be organized in a chemo care kit for caregivers and delivered to both Dallas/Legacy Campuses of Children's Medical Center, Cook Children's and East Tennessee Children's. 
  • partner: If you're in association with a hospital or have one in your area and want to partner with us, please contact us.

MONETARY DONATIONS

If you'd rather, we welcome monetary donations, too! 

Please make checks payable to: On the Wings of Gratitude
Funds will be used for either care bag items or saved to help with our effort to become 501c3. 

MAILED IN DONATIONS: PO BOX 6, Celina, Tx 75009

WELLS FARGO DROP OFF: Any Wells Fargo Bank

ITEM LIST:

(You can donate 1 single item or multiple items.)
*Please ensure items are new and packaged. Devices or other expensive items can be donated directly to Tisha or Jason for cleaning or safe keeping before delivery. )
  1. Purple tissue paper (any shade) for bags
  2. Purple gift bags (any size)
  3. Any color gift bags (any size)
  4. Rolls of quarters
  5. Travel size laundry soap
  6. Laundry bag
  7. Travel size shampoo & conditioner
  8. Travel size toothpaste, toothbrush, & mouthwash
  9. Travel size deodorant
  10. Chap stick
  11. Socks for men, women or kids
  12. Men and/or women razors
  13. Nail Clippers, nail file, nail polish remover
  14. Q tips
  15. Cotton balls
  16. Ponytail holders
  17. Slippers
  18. Fleece blankets
  19. Water bottles (small or large)
  20. Granola bars
  21. Fruit snacks
  22. Chips
  23. Popcorn
  24. Candy
  25. Hot chocolate packets and/or mug
  26. Instant oatmeal, instant mac & cheese
  27. Travel speakers or headphones
  28. Thank you cards & pens/markers
  29. Envelopes & stamps
  30. Stationary
  31. Scotch tape
  32. Food gift cards, iTunes gift cards, VISA gift cards for gas/toll expenses/parking
  33. Any extra used iPad/iPhone chargers
  34. DVDs
  35. Older iphone, ipad, or ipod devices that can be reset for patient/family use
When and Where? 
TBA

Current Drop Off Locations/Dates: 
None Currently
*If you are interested in being a location, please contact us at the email below.
*All advertising for this project needs to be pre-approved by Tisha & Jason Poncio.
For inquiry on advertising, kit contents, or speaking engagements, please contact onthewingsofgratitude@gmail.com.