Make a Child with Cancer Smile

Click the “Donate” button below to give the gift of community to children with cancer and their families.

In loving memory of Tom Baker and his generous spirit, Special Love has established The Tom Baker From-the-Heart Memorial Fund. Tom and his wife, Sheila, co-founded Special Love and for more than three decades helped build a vital community of support for children with cancer and their families.

Donations to The Tom Baker From-the-Heart Memorial Fund will cover the cost of pediatric cancer patients and their families to attend special weekend camps. As Tom always said, “When a child gets cancer, the whole family gets cancer.” (Please note in the description that the donation is for Tom’s Memorial Fund.)


Families don’t have to fight cancer alone.

You can help them join a community of support that will sustain them through their struggle. Make a donation that will sponsor a child or family at camp, help build our scholarship fund, or assist us in providing emergency financial relief to a family struggling with cancer diagnosis.


$700 sends one child to camp for a week
$500 helps build our scholarship fund
$400 sends a family to a weekend camp
$250 sends one child to camp for a weekend
$200 provides emergency financial relief to a family
$125 feeds one child for a week at camp
$75 sponsors one child for a day at camp
$25 provides craft supplies for a camper


You also can set up a recurring gift and we gratefully accept gifts of stock, plus in-kind donations such as gift cards and camp equipment. Contact us for details.

Program Sponsorships

Your gift of $5,000 to $15,000 will sponsor an entire Special Love camp or other program! Every dollar of your sponsorship goes toward the cost of the event. Email us or call 888-930-2707 for details.


If you’re using our online donation form to purchase tickets to a special event or have a specific designation for your donation, please use the “Designation (Optional)” box on the online form to let us know.

Got a Used Vehicle to Donate?

Call us at 888-930-2707. We often know of families in the Special Love community who are struggling with transportation as they focus on their child’s health. Often, a donated vehicle makes all the difference.

Sponsor a Guardian Scholarship

If you’re interested in helping our courageous campers move beyond cancer, consider sponsoring a Guardian Scholarship. It’s easy. As one Guardian Scholarship donor explains, “We decided to participate in the Guardian Scholarship program as a further means to support and encourage a special young person who has fought this battle. These warriors are our personal heroes. And, as education is a vital part of a successful future, it is our honor to assist one of our young heroes to move past the disease and prepare for a bright future.”

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