Friends of Karen Holiday Program

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Friends of Karen received this letter from the mother of a boy battling a brain tumor: “The most important thing that Friends of Karen provided [was] they sent us gifts from our children’s wish lists, allowing me to stay home with the family, enjoying more precious time together.”  Friends of Karen, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness in the New York Metro area. Their “Adopt-A-Family” Holiday Gifts for Kids program makes sure that each of their sick children — as well as his or her siblings — receive items from their holiday wish lists to make sure they have something to smile about.   You can help create those smiles.  Please contact Denise Tredwell for details as soon as you can at 914-617-4052 or  If you don’t have time to shop, you can make a donation on our secure Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gifts for Children donation page, and we’ll do the shopping for you!  Thank you for your compassionate caring from all our Friends of Karen children!  Visit