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Padres Contra El Cancer Toy Drive


Toy Drive

Starts November 22nd

Ends December 8th

Help Esperanza by donating a TOY to brighten
the holidays for young kids with cancer.
Turn in all donations to your homebase teacher.
All proceeds go directly to the
kids at Children's Hospital - Los Angeles 




PADRES Contra El Cáncer is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families.


PADRES was organized after two research studies funded by the American Cancer Society indicated that culturally-relevant educational and emotional support services for the Latino patient were lacking in the medical setting. The outcome of the studies influenced the medical community to recognize culturally-relevant education and emotional support as vital health-related resources in ensuring success of the recommended treatment plan and, ultimately, survival of the child.
PADRES has assisted more than 8,300 childhood cancer patients and 41,500 immediate family members through partnerships with hospitals in California, Florida, New York and Nevada.


PADRES families receive free services in three critical areas: Health & Educational Programs and Activities, Family Services and Emotional Support.
The expert case management care provided to PADRES families is critical, and includes the creation of a personal family plan that caters to the family’s educational, emotional and economic needs. Membership is free and limited to any child between 0-21 years of age who has been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disease.
PADRES focuses on six core strategies in order to fulfill its mission:
 Family Education
 Family / Caregiver Support Services
 Support Services for Children and Youth
 Information and Referrals for Families and Providers
 Community Education and Outreach
 Research Collaboration


In 2013, PADRES volunteers accumulated more than 4,700 hours of community service for the benefit of PADRES’ children and families, equating to a projected fair market value of $115,000 in pro-bono, donated labor. Volunteers generously give their time and energy to fulfill PADRES’ mission by providing support in Patient & Family Programs, Marketing & Communications, Fund Development and Event Volunteer work.



PADRES Contra El Cáncer is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that finances its work through the generous contributions of individuals, corporate sponsorships, planned gifts and grants.



PADRES Contra El Cáncer receives contributions from Celebrity Supporters, Corporate and Foundation Partners, Individual Donors, Private Foundations, Community Partners and Elected Officials. These contributions are made to PADRES in support of our children and families.