It's National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Happy Ditto is proud to support organizations dedicated to this cause!
This month, our goal is to donate at least 100 Trust Journals to Children's Oncology Services, Inc.'s One Step programs (http://www.onestepcamp.org/), which focuses on siblings of pediatric cancer patients. This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts at Happy Ditto - our founder, Summer Germann, lost her brother Mac to childhood cancer and we hope to honor his memory by helping others.
How can you help? By donating a journal, you will be helping siblings of pediatric cancer patients deal with the emotions and events that they are experiencing. Happy Ditto's goal is to donate 100 Trust Journals as soon as possible to this fantastic organization, and we can't do it without your help!
In Summer's words:
"This has always been what I hoped my main calling would be with the Trust Journals. I was fortunate enough to be in my 20's when my brother was in the hospital. I saw all the families with younger children and saw firsthand the affect that it has on the entire family. We need to get 100 Trust Journals donated as soon as possible to One Step. Please help us reach our goal by donating today. You'd put an actual journal into the hands of a child that is struggling to find their voice during this horrible time. Make a difference today!"
We currently have 27 Trust Journals donated! Help us reach our goal by donating now and share this page!
What is a Trust Journal and How Do They Make a Difference?
Happy Ditto created Trust Journals as a physical, confidential journal that is meant to be shared between a youth and an adult. Beginning with a certificate of trust that must be signed by both parties, Trust Journals give youth a safe space to share what's on their mind. Trust Journals act as a bridge to resolve any issue or problem together. With pressures of social media, unrealistic body images, online bullying, and child suicide rates soaring, today's youth are grappling with hard issues that have no easy answers.
Through journaling, they can tackle these issues and find a voice when they might not have one in their day-to-day life. With good communication skills, a youth will take better control of situations and be more apt to experience healthier relationships as an adult. Trust Journals can be purchased on our website. Happy Ditto also believes that EVERY child should have a Trust Journal, and donates Trust Journals to organizations that serve youth. Purchase or donate a Trust Journal today! It's never too early to build a trusting relationship with a child!