Q: If the care packages are available at little-to-no cost to the cancer patient, how are the farmers and artisans paid?
A: Tend pays for goods and services upfront & relies on donations to fund the products, assembly & shipping.
Q: Are my donations tax-deductible?
A: Yes! Tend to You is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means that contributions to Tend are tax-deductible. Receipts are auto provided online via PayPal. If you donate in person, we will be happy to provide you with a receipt.
Q: How can I get a care package if I’m not in treatment?
A: Currently, the care packages are available only to cancer patients, in active treatment, under 50 years old, who live in Massachusetts. We limit our audience in this way both to focus our mission and to ensure that we can keep up with the quality and demand for the people we serve.
Q: Can I purchase a care package for someone else?
A: YES! Please do! Note that the box is for someone else and please provide us with both billing and shipping addresses.
Q: Does a patient have to live in Massachusetts to be eligible for a care package?
A: Yes, at this time all patients must be residing in MA during treatment to receive care boxes.
Q: What if the recipient has an allergy? How can I ensure a care package will be safe?
A: All care packages will contain a detailed description of the contents and their ingredients. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding the goods in our care packages. We will work with you within our means to put together the best box for you or your loved one.
Q: How can I partner with Tend to You and start selling some of my goods?
A: Check out https://tendtoyou.org/join-us and if you feel aligned with what we are looking for, email us about starting a partnership! We will review & get back to you quickly so we can talk it over.
Q: Do you have any tips for people going through an experience like yours?
A: Yes I do! I have a list of recommendations started, you can access them here: www.tendtoyou.org/recommendations.
Q: What has been your COVID-19 response?
A: The health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance to Tend to You. For more information on our COVID-19 response, please visit www.tendtoyou.org/covid-19-statement.
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