Many patients ask us about help with expenses like gas, medical items (incontinence products, wound care supplies etc.), meals and much more that are not listed within our regular guidelines. And we’ve heard you! We are pleased to share some exciting news about a new way Shine Through the Rain will be assisting patients and their families, The Gift Card Project.
In Section 4: Further Expenses of the Rainy Day Fund application forms, you will have the opportunity to list additional expenses that fall outside the general remit of the fund. To assist with any specific expense requests, have these extra needs included in your narrative letter with a brief explanation of why this help would be particularly impactful. This will of course not guarantee this assistance, but if it is available, we will do our best to provide it. When gift cards matching these needs are obtainable, we will assist with some of these additional expenses faced by many patients during treatment of life-threatening illness.
Card types we are currently making available include: