Sam’s Warriors is a fund that directly allows parents to be with their inpatient children when they otherwise could not. Many families have other children, live far away, cannot afford additional paid time off, and/or have a parent deployed or not part of the household. Sam’s Warriors raises money that addresses these financial problems through the CHKD social work department, who is able to assess a family’s needs and distribute funds accordingly. 100% of donated funds go directly to this immediate need.
"I came up with this idea when I was in the hospital and I was seeing all of the kids that were alone in the hospital. I hope that this fund will help parents be in the hospital with their kids, which will make treatment a little easier for everyone. I feel like if you don't have someone there to cheer you on and to get through it all with you, you kind of lose the will to fight. All money I collect on this site will be used to help parents be with their child during a hospital stay." - Sam
In addition to donating on this site, checks can be made to CHKD. Be sure to note Sam's Warriors on the memo line and mail to the attention of the Philanthropy Office at 601 Children's Lane Norfolk, VA 23507