Memories For Kids was started by Lisa Gravelle, in memory of her dear friend and sister-in-law, Cathy Stephan Gravelle.
In December of 2009, Cathy was diagnosed with melanoma cancer at the young age of 37. At the time she was married to her wonderful husband Mike and together they had 3 beautiful children; Maddie (9), Charlie (6), and JP (2).
There are many organizations that help children with a terminal illness, but there was a major void in organizations helping children who are facing the loss of a parent. Memories For Kids was created to help create lifelong memories for children who have a parent with stage IV cancer.
At Memories for Kids, our goal is to grant unforgettable family memories for children who have a parent with Stage IV cancer. Below are a few of the special memories we’ve been able to be a part of. If you feel moved to help us in our mission, please know that your generous donations go directly to help create memories for children.
Memories For Kids relies on volunteers like you to serve our mission; enhancing our program efficiency and instilling the spirit of giving in the Omaha community. Become a volunteer today, and experience the gift of giving back. Click below to learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities with Memories for Kids.
We welcome support from all across our great community. The more support, the greater the impact to families affected by stage IV cancer in the State of Nebraska and Western Iowa. Click below for a list of our current Guild Members, and join our Memories for Kids Guild.
YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
The Memories for Kids Youth Advisory Board is a group of high school students from across the Omaha community who have the desire to help us create and implement amazing memories for children who have a parent with Stage IV cancer. Click below for membership requirements and information on submitting an application.
Support Memories for Kids with the purchase of a one of a kind keepsake memory.
Memories for my kids was a three-year project completed by Memories for Kids Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is a group of high school students from across the Omaha Metropolitan area who have the desire to help Memories for Kids create and implement amazing memories for children who have a parent with Stage IV cancer.
The book is designed as a way for a parent to share personal information with his or her children. All questions and artwork were created by members of the Youth Advisory Board from 2016-2018.
A donation to the Memories for Kids Annual Tribute Campaign is a special way to honor or remember a loved one, caregiver or champion. Become a supporter of Memories for Kids while honoring a loved one and helping families take a break from cancer.
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Memories for Kids does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and providing of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, Board of Directors, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.