Approximately 200 new families will face a childhood cancer diagnosis every year in Charlotte, NC between Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital and Levine Children’s Hospital. These families’ worlds have been turned upside down – emotionally, physically and financially. There are also 75+ families who have been fighting for over 18 months. Their sick child has likely endured months of treatment, possible remission, only to be followed by potential disease relapse.


  • Provide each of the newly diagnosed families in Charlotte with a Claire Package. This useful utility tote will contain essentials such as towels, a bath mat, room disinfectant, plastic utensils, dishwashing liquid, a journal, and more.
  • Deliver custom ordered dinners 4 nights per week to the patient and family at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital as well as parents and siblings who are visiting.
  • Pay bills on behalf of families who are suffering financially due to rigorous treatment schedules from Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.  These include but are not limited to mortgage/rent payments, utilities, travel needs, and car insurance.


Donate The most immediate impact you can make with these families is to donate now. Your tax-deductible contributions will make a difference. We cannot do this without you.

Volunteer If you have an interest in volunteering for future events or assistance with meal deliveries, please provide your information here.

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P. O. Box 78571
Charlotte, NC 28271






1 day ago

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Thank you Dilworth Grille - for your support of the Claire's Army meal program since 2015! The pediatric oncology patients and families at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital are thankful for the many dinners 🥗🍔🥨🍕🥣🍝you have provided over the years. We appreciate your ongoing support! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Upcoming Blood Drive - please help save local lives by donating blood at the Socrates Academy drive on Thursday November 1st - their National Junior Honor Society is working hard with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to recruit at least 50 donors! If you are anywhere near South Charlotte on 11/1, take 30 minutes to give blood - to sign up - sponsor code: 51101-32848
Vince Sumner, Rebecca Palmer, Taylor Harris, Kevin Williams,Sarah Smith
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3 days ago

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Best Buddies - 7 years ago this photo was taken of these 3 musketeers, Sarah Crawley, Claire, and Mercede's Story. It was Claire's last round of chemo before we made the trip to Philadelphia for tumor resection and other therapies. They had only met 5 months earlier, but these two previous girls loved Claire like a sister. We miss you and love you so much Claire and Cede. 💖 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Biden Cancer Summit 2018 - via invitation from Family Reach, Claire's Army was given the opportunity to attend the Biden Cancer Initiative Summit in Washington D.C. last month. It was an incredible opportunity to hear MANY of the ways our community and country are stepping up to fight this terrible disease. We are thankful for all of those (scientists, clinicians, physicians, nurses, philanthropists, etc.) who chose this career path so that our children have a
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5 days ago

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Hospital Haircuts - ask any parent about the moment they are forced to cut or shave the hair of their child with cancer. It evokes so many emotions and signifies the realness of the diagnosis. Thank goodness that Claire's Army met Tiara of If The Crown Fits - who will make the trip to the hospital to handle any haircare 💇‍♀️needs for our pediatric oncology patients. Tiara possesses the compassion and professionalism to walk into a traumatic situation and handle it with grace and love. 💗 Thank you Tiara for taking care of our special children. Consider her for your children's haircuts at home - the Ratliff family and many others do! ... See MoreSee Less

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