Free Care Packages

free Care Packages for cancer patients
This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated November 28, 2022.

Free Care Packages for Cancer Patients

When a loved one is going through cancer, small kindnesses mean a lot. Whether reaching out with a caring word, running errands, preparing a meal, or giving a small gift, the gestures truly can mean the world to someone in the midst of dealing with such a difficult diagnosis.

Care packages are truly gifts from the heart, and we are so grateful to the people and organizations below that work so hard to support cancer patients with free care packages designed to uplift and comfort those living with cancer.

These free care packages are custom made for cancer patients and thoughtfully put together to let people know they are not alone in this journey. Please see all of the many generous programs below and visit each website for eligibility and application. Living with cancer brings many difficulties. We hope you find a free cancer care package within these listings that brightens your day.  ❤️

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Project Chemo Crochet Free Care Package

Project Chemo Crochet Handmade Blankets

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Project Chemo Crochet is a national nonprofit that provides free handmade blankets to cancer patients in the USA. In partnership with Pink Warriors, Project Chemo Crochet blankets are available to all patients regardless of cancer type to serve as an important reminder that no one fights alone. To request your handmade blanket, please visit the website here.


Patients into People Free Gowns for Cancer Patients

Patients Into People Hospital Gowns

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free handmade hospital gown care package for cancer patients in the USA. Patients Into People is a nonprofit organization that helps to brighten the days of cancer patients with a cheerful new hospital gown. If you are a cancer patient undergoing treatment in the USA, please visit this page to submit the online request form for your free handmade gown.


Luminaries Free Care Kits

Luminaries Care Package

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free one-year program of hand-picked care packages and community support that focus on thriving after a cancer diagnosis. Six care packages are delivered throughout this year-long program that encourages deeper peer connections while health experts support you throughout the cancer journey. Available to cancer patients in the USA. To sign up, please visit this link.


Headstrong Foundation free care package for Cancer Patients

HeadStrong Foundation Care Package

Main URL: Visit
Email: support@headstrong.org

Description:

Free care package for all cancer patients (regardless of cancer type) in the USA in current treatment. This care kit includes thoughtfully chosen items designed to comfort during this difficult time.  If you or a family member are currently undergoing treatment and would like a comfort kit, please submit your request here.


Lisas Army free care package for cancer patients

Lisa's Army

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Lisa’s Army provides free comfort care kits are filled with uplifting and useful items to help encourage and inspire anyone going through treatment. Care packages are available to cancer patients in current treatment throughout the USA. To request your care package please visit this page on the Lisa’a Army website to learn more about this wonderful program and download the nomination form.


Ignite Hope Free Care Package for Cancer Patients

Ignite Hope

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Ignite Hope sends a free candle care package to cancer patients with messages of hope, love, and support hidden throughout the wax. Care packages are available at no cost to patients throughout the USA. To learn more about this nonprofit and to apply for your care package, please visit this page.


Bright Spot Network Free Art Kit for Kids

Bright Box Art Kit

Main URL: Visit

Description:

The Bright Box Art Kit by Bright Spot Network is a free care package that includes six fun art projects for children under 10 and is designed to help parents in the midst of treatment to provide engaging yet easy-to-do activities for their small children. The kits include all needed materials. One box per family. To request your free art kit, please visit this request form on the Bright Spot Network webpage.


pablove free photography care kit
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PabLove Foundation

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Pablove Shutterbugs is a free program from The Pablove Foundation that offers children and teens a creative voice through photography. This program is open to cancer patients ages 6-18 in the USA who are currently living with cancer or in remission. All lessons and materials, including a camera kit, are provided at no-cost to cancer families. Please visit this link to apply.


Hallie Strong Free Care Package for Cancer Patients

Hallie Strong

Main URL: Visit

Description:

In loving memory of the daughter they lost, the founders of Hallie Strong know exactly how hard cancer can be because they’ve been through it. In honor of Hallie, they would love to provide comfort during chemo with some lovely fun socks to keep warm. If you are in treatment for any type of cancer, please request your free care package here.


Cleaning for a Reason Free Housecleaning for Cancer Patients

Cleaning for a Reason

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (469) 645-1119

Description:

Cleaning for a Reason provides the gift of free house cleaning services to any man, woman, or child in the USA currently undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. When matched with a cleaning company, a patient receives a total of two free home cleanings, one per month for two months. To apply for services, please visit this registration link.


Caring Shirts Free Altered Shirts for Cancer Patients

Caring Shirts

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This inspirational group provides free shirts that are altered to be opened on the side or top to better accommodate picc lines, ports, and other medical devices. Started as a loving gesture for the founder’s grandaughter who was diagnosed with cancer, this nonprofit provides altered shirts nationwide at no cost to cancer patients. Please visit their Facebook page to request your Caring Shirt.


Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Main URL: Visit

Description:

The Cancer Nutrition Consortium provides nutritional support for cancer patients through recipes, expert guidance and free nutritional Carepacks by mail for anyone in the USA currently undergoing cancer treatments. Each Carepack contains 3 ready-to eat meals, 3 protein shakes, whey protein powder and a protein powder shaker. To request your Carepack, complete the form on the Cancer Nutrition Consortium website here.  To learn more about other program offerings, please visit the main website.


2Live2Cure Free Care Package for Cancer Patients in the USA

2 Live 2 Cure

Main URL: Visit

Description:

2 Live 2 Cure offers customizable comfort care packages at no cost to cancer patients in the USA.  Recipients can choose from three kits that may include things like soothing skin salve, lip balm, peppermint tea, an essential oil roller and more. 2 Live 2 Cure also offers other wonderful support services from helping navigate care to scholarship opportunities. To request your care kit, please visit this link and be sure to browse the site for more no-cost supportive services.


Endurance Free Books for Cancer Patients

Endurance Care Kit

Main URL: Visit

Description:

A free collection of inspirational faith-based books that offer messages of hope, encouragement and love for the journey. Currently available to physical mailing addresses within the USA. (No PO Boxes). Requests can be made at the Endurance website on this online form.


Phils Friends Free Care Package for Cancer Patients

Phil's Friends

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@philsfriends.org

Description:

Phil’s Friends is a national nonprofit that provides faith-based support and hope through the distribution of hand-assembled care packages filled with comfort items specially selected for those affected by cancer. The care package request form is simple to complete and online. If you are a friend, family member, coworker or caregiver of someone in the USA battling this disease, please visit the website and complete the request form here.


Kits to Heart Free Care Package for Cancer Patients

Kits to Heart

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Kits to Heart are thoughtfully prepared care packages for cancer patients and family members at no cost. The kits can be customized to include a variety of personal care and comfort items from appointment planners to gift cards. This generous non-profit was started by a three-time cancer survivor who is on a mission to care better for those affected by cancer. If you are undergoing cancer treatments, you can customize your free care package here.


YANA Free Comfort Kit for Cancer Patients

YANA Cancer Comfort

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@yana-cancercomfort.org

Description:

YANA is a nonprofit that provides free inspirational care package for cancer patients in the USA. The items in this care package include a warm fleece blanket for cold treatment rooms, a handmade cap, a devotional filled with words of encouragement a handwritten note with a personal message of hope. To request a free care package for yourself or someone else going through cancer, please visit this link and complete the online form.


Cancer Care Connection Care Package for Cancer Patients

Card Care Connection

Main URL: Visit
Email: aleeza@cardcareconnection.com

Description:

Card Care Connection is a national nonprofit organization that offers thoughtful, handmade cards free of charge to those who face cancer. This program is available to all USA residents at any age and who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. Each handmade card will also include a personal message. You can choose from one-time delivery or signup for their free ongoing program. Free card requests can be submitted online here.


Stronghold Ministry

Stronghold Ministry

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 230-7674

Description:

The Stronghold Ministry is a national nonprofit organization that provides free tote and faith-based inspiration designed to support and comfort people in the USA fighting cancer. To find out more about this generous program or to request a care package for yourself or someone else, please visit this link.


The Cancer Card XChange Free Gift Card for Patients

The Cancer Card xChange

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@cancercardxchange.org

Description:

This national nonprofit organization provides free, one-time gift cards to cancer patients in the USA to help brighten a day. To date, the Cancer Card xChange has distributed over 5000 cards to patients across the country. To check program current availability, please visit this link.


Bethesda Skincare Free Soap for Cancer Patients

Bethesda Skincare

Main URL: Visit
Email: themelaniepolicy@bethesdaskincare.com

Description:

In honor of the founder’s sister Melanie, this company gives away one free bar of their Sun and Shield soap with patented sun protection technology to cancer patients in the USA. Send an email with your name, address and condition to themelaniepolicy@bethesdaskincare.com. Be sure to put “The Melanie Policy” in the subject line. You can also learn more about the program, and Melanie here on the Bethesda Skincare website.


Chemo Angels Care Package for Cancer Patients

Chemo Angels

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Support program for cancer patients in the USA in active IV chemotherapy or intensive immunotherapy treatment. If your application is accepted, Chemo Angels will pair you with two volunteers who will support you through your journey with cards, cheerful notes, and possibly occasional small, inexpensive gifts. To apply, please visit this link.


Send a Smile Free Care Package for Cancer Patients

Send a Smile Today

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Inspirational greeting cards mailed monthly to any cancer patient of any age with any type of cancer living anywhere in the USA. This award-winning non-profit’s goal is to provide hope, love and support and send the message no one is alone in this fight. Please sign up for free using this link.


The Lydia Project Free Tote Program for Cancer Patients

Cancer Support Services Care Package

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 593-4212
Email: contactus@cancersupportservices.org

Description:

Cancer Support Services is a national nonprofit that provides free totes for any woman in the USA currently facing cancer. Each Lydia Tote includes an inspirational journal, lotion, and other supportive items. Please note: if you are a woman who lives outside the local area and cannot afford the shipping charge please call Cancer Support Services with your request and they will absorb the shipping charge. Otherwise, please go here to order.


Chemocessories

Chemocessories

Main URL: Visit
Email: Chemocessories@Gmail.Com

Description:

Free personalized scarves and turbans for women undergoing cancer treatments “to lift spirits and to remind each woman that treatment in no way diminishes the beautiful woman within.” Each item is handmade and tailored to the recipient’s preferences. To request a free set, please complete this form on their website here.


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18 Comments

  1. What a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day! I am going to link back to this page in a group e-mail to friends and family as well as print the page out and hang it at work. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much, Samantha, for both the kind comments and helping to spread the word!

  2. I am a nurse at a local hospital, I will print this out and share it with the others to pass the word on to patients and families.

    • Thank you, Keith, for helping to spread the word about these wonderful free programs available to cancer patients!

  3. his is amazing that there are companies that will help people in need or just down on their day with something so good. I have heard of Lump for Laughter but didn’t know they offered this. Thank you for sharing about these wonderful organizations.

    • Hi Jamie! We agree, these organizations do a wonderful job of brightening someone’s day!

  4. Thank you for offering these links. It so nice to be able to send something made with love!!

  5. I was trying to find a form for the beauty of hope bag. I just had my double mastectomy Sept 12th without reconstruction surgery. This is all new to me. I am not very good with computers.

  6. I have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma. I will have have surgery, sentinel lymph node dissection and chemo or immunotherapy after results. I wish there were more for skin cancer as skin cancer is a cancer and affects many. I’m having trouble finding sites for support and services.

  7. Wow! Incredible to see so many amazing organizations working to bring care packages to patients in various places. For anyone based in Maryland or in the United States, Kits to Heart (kitstoheart.org) is also a free option for cancer patients of all ages and diagnoses 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Sonia! Your information will be added to the database shortly. All the best to you!

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