Read below to see the kind of positive impact Sam's Children Inc. has had on families all across New England:

"Thank you very much for such a generous gift. We really appreciate it. I also would like to thank you for helping us out with meals while my son was in the hospital for 75 days. It helps doing more than words can explain. He is doing great now..." - A, P & A family

"Thank you so much for your generous help in paying for diabetes camp supplies for two of our patients! Your assistance is greatly appreciated!! All my best" - SR from Connecticut Children's Medical Center

"Thank you for the gift cards... They were really needed for me to go to diabetes camp. I was just recently diagnosed with Diabetes 1 and have a hard time dealing with it. Your contribution meant a lot to me because I'm excited to be around other kids ith diabetes and I know I'm going to have fun! Your generosity made it that much easier to go. I am very grateful. It helped my family a lot. Thank you very much." - BS family

"On behalf of the families I work with, I would like to extend a letter of thanks for the gifts you have provided. The families were very appreciative and they have helped them immensely! Your foundation has been wonderful in supporting our children lead full and happy lives. Thank you!" - Fragile Footprints Pediatric Palliative Care

"Thank you Sam's Children Foundation for the funds to help get our car fixed. You really helped us out in our time of need and want to tell you that we are so grateful. Don't know how we ever would have afforded the repairs without your generosity. Thank you sooooooo much!" - Sincerely, the B family

"Dear... Sam's Children. Our daughter... age 9... suffered from a ruptured cerebellar AVM (damage to blood vessel tissue) two times. We have been at [the hospital] for 62 days and will be going to rehab for months. Thank you for blessing our family with your generous gifts." - The H family

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the Christmas gift card. You really helped our family make this a special Christmas. *****, our twelve year old adopted from China in 2012, said it was her best Christmas ever! Her father and I agree. It was the best ever in more ways than one. Your gift of love helped us not to worry about how we would financially survive the season. It also helped us to remember all the people who care and showed the true meaning of the season. Thank you for making a difference in so many lives.” - Blessings & peace, VH

"On behalf of [GM's family] and the other children you have helped I want to thank you so much for the generosity of Sam's Children. Your kind gifts have eased the challenges of extended hospitalizations for several families. As you know, many of the children who come to Baystate Children's Hospital live at great distances and have complicated medical situations requiring them to stay hospitalized for lengthy periods of time. This is a challenge for families who do not have resources of family support to deal with the extra stress and cost. It is a pleasure to work with you and your staff, and we continue to be very grateful that  you are available to help." sincerely, Deborah Levine LICSW, social worker, Baystate Medical Center

"Thank you so much for the... gift card. It Helped so much with Christmas gifts. I thought it was going to be our 1st Christmas ever without any gifts at all for my kids. My husband has been out of work for a year now so this is so different for us. Our daughter suffers from Spinal Bifida and her Neuro Surgeon that she's been seeing since birth is in NY & we don't even has gas to get there. As is my car broke down this past weekend & we had to junk it today. Things are tough for us. But we know things will get better. You helped us for Christmas and gave us hope again. Thank you so much." - DN family

"Thank you so much once again for your generosity. My son will pick himself out something nice with this. May God bless you for all the good your organization does for our children." -  CO family

"Thank you very much for the letter about the gift card. That is gonna be very helpful for Christmas. We also wanted to thank you for the money and gas cards you sent us while we were admitted to Baystate. That helped us so much and we are very grateful for your help... We just wanted to send this letter to show how thankful we are for your help" - M family

"Thank you for this wonderful and much appreciated surprise!" - G family

"Thank you for all you do! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" - A, P & A family

"Thank you guys so much, now my kids will have a Christmas! You don't know how much you have helped us. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Happy holidays" - LLF family

"Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity to help fed our home this holiday season. We sincerely appreciate all that you do." - AOT family

"Thank you so much for this generous gift. My family appreciates it so much. We wish you and your families happy holidays!" - DS family

"I wanted to express my gratitude to you and your organization for funding our adopted daughters' iCanBike summer camp program. I cannot begin to tell you how much this opportunity has meant to our family. ****** (14 years old) did indeed learn to ride independently and ***** (12 years old) almost had it down. The fact that these two children with special needs were able to learn a skill they were not supposed to be able to learn gives us hope in other areas of their lives where the prognosis is not positive." - Blessings, V.

"Please accept my sincere thank you for your generosity regarding one of our patients and their family. Your kindness is truly appreciated." - CC (RN, BSN, CPN)

"Thank you for your charity. Your act of kindness is greatly appreciated. As you know, my son has disabilities [preventing] him [from living] a higher quality of life[.] Thanks to your donation I can provide him with a home that meets his needs." - DR family

"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and Sam's Children's Fund for your generous gift. We went this past weekend to purchase the full size bed for my daughter who suffers from spinal bifida. Jennifer was able to get the latex-free bed that she wanted and would be and is perfect for her back pain. She was so excited n couldn't wait to try out her new bed that night. She loved it so much n was able to sleep thru-out the night without any added pain. Jennifer didn't even want to get out of bed the next morning because the bed was so cozy n super soft. Without your help I would not of been able to get her a new bed for quite some time. You are a great Organization that really do help people with kids with special needs. Thank you so much." - DB family

"Hello and a million thanks… thank you so much for your consideration from … all at Sam's Children Inc.  This is wonderful news and is a huge help to us!  The stress reduction alone while reading this was just great, and so appreciated."  - VG family

"I wanted to thank you so much for sending us gas cards. We are going on 3 months at the hospital and gas is a huge expense. The gift cards were a huge blessing and your generosity is much appreciated." - Best, KA

“Today we thank you for choosing our charity, the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield for this special gift. Your kindness is beyond description and thank you seems so inadequate… We only hope you know how very much appreciate your generosity. Since January 1, 2013, you have provided milk to our House for our very special kids and their families. Since that time, your generous gift of milk has amounted to $954.75 (for which no goods or services were received)! Your thoughtful generosity provides so much more than a bed to sleep in. Like a comfortable pair of slippers, it provides our families with a safe, secure and homelike environment where they can find respite from the trials of the day. Thank you for taking time from your busy day to think about the welfare of our children and their families. Your caring support assures another night for  family in need.” - Jennifer Putnam, VP of Operations, Ronald McDonald House of Springfield

"Oh my God, that would help us out so much. More than you know. Thank you, thank you, thank you. WOW... Thank you once again and that she will be in so much less pain at night this week. Wow, she's going to be so thrilled when I tell her. Thank you so much." - DN Family

"Because of the generosity of people like you, many more children like Billy will learn to ride a bicycle this summer through West Hartford's "iCan Bike" 2013 program. Your donation of $450 is very much appreciated, not only by the program participants and their families, but by all of us involved in bringing the program to town... Again, thank you for helping to make "iCan Bike" a reality for yet another year. We could not do it without you" - Sara Tamborello, Camp Director, iCan Bike Program

"All of us at Ronald McDonald House are grateful to Sam's Children, Inc. for your most generous figt of four gift cards... that will benefit our guest [the] *** Family. You have answered their pressing need and we thank you." - Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut

"I would like to extend my deepest thanks to you... the entire Sam's Children organization. Your kindness in providing [help] for myself and my son... were truly appreciated I promise! On behalf of our family, we are very much in your gratitude." - Warm Thanks, SR

"Thank you so much for helping my mom get new tires. Her van doesn't shake anymore and I feel so much safer traveling to CCMC for my treatments. Thank you for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated!" - Love, AK

“I would like to thank you and all the folks at Sam's Children for the very generous gift. I have included a holiday greeting card with [my son's] photo. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and please know that [our son] will be told this gift was an act of kindness. He has been taught to commit random acts of kindness and has seen how special people feel when they receive one. This time [our son] will be on the receiving end!” - VW

“I really cannot thank you and Sam’s Children enough for helping her out like this. Mrs.****** and her son have been here several times as he has needed multiple surgeries and they are a wonderful family who never ask for anything. She was totally overwhelmed when we told her what you had done. She could not believe that complete strangers would help her in such a way. To her, that money is like a million dollars as she is pretty poor. You and Sam’s Children have been a gift from God for our House and families and we truly, truly appreciate all of your help. We have posted a thank you on our Facebook page and added a link to your website (Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, Mass.) Again, our many and sincerest thanks to all of you at Sam’s Children.”
- Jennifer Putnam, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, Mass.

“I wanted to say a million thank you's for the crib set, gas card, gift card, and parking pass that I received yesterday from you. I can't tell you how much that meant to me. I felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders, and for the first time in a really long time I felt relief. I felt relief in knowing that my daughter will now come home and have the things that she needs. It brought tears to my eyes... Your charity is a true blessing and I don't think I could really ever put into words how much I am thankful for what you have done for us. You guys are wonderful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would be honored if there was anything I could do to help put the word out there about your charity and all the wonderful things that it does.”  - Southington

“I wanted to take this time to say thank you. Sam's children have really helped us so much. Not only has it helped A… and J…but myself as well. When A…. and J… were diagnosed with P.D.D, which is a form of autism, I was devastated… When the girls started at {the} Dance Academy they began to shine brighter than ever before. They truly enjoy dance class. From the moment they stepped onto the dance floor they were glowing. They love singing and dancing. Not only has it been beneficial for them but myself as well. I started to break out of my shell and I communicate with other parents . Thank you so much at Sam's Children. We are more than grateful for everything you have done for my family.”  - With lots of love, D.

“I am in tears... Thank you so much. THANK YOU! Thank you to all at Sam's. Thank you just isn't even enough... We don't want to have to access these kinds of resources. We want to be able to give, and up until 2 years ago we were in a position to give. I am so grateful for the generosity of the team. All the best."  - CMR

“Thanks for your generosity.” - The D. family

“With deepest thanks for all that you have done to support our family.” - T, E, E, & C

“Thank you so much for your generosity. Our family really appreciates it.” - The S. family

“Thank you for the blessing that you have bestowed on our family for the past several months. We want to say “Thank You” to each and every one of you….Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” - The C. family

“Thank you for your kind generosity.” - The J. family

“May God acknowledge all who made this gift possible for my family. Sincerely” - The Z. family, Colchester

“It means so much that there are people who care. I hope some day I can help someone in need. We so appreciate all you do!” - The A. Family, Bridgeport

"Thank you so much for your kindness! From the bottom of my heart, we send you a very giant thank you!!! Warmest regards" - SR