SPRINGFIELD — Throughout the month of April, Freedom Credit Union collected cash donations at its 11 branches throughout Western Mass. to benefit Griffin’s Friends, a volunteer-led group dedicated to providing support to children with cancer, raising a total of $891.
“We were glad to rally our resources behind the simple and heartfelt mission of Griffin’s Friends: to bring moments of joy to courageous kids,” Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch said. “Having a child undergoing treatment for cancer can be all-consuming for families. Our staff and members were very generous in supporting this worthwhile local cause.”
Griffin’s Friends was founded in 1994 in Springfield and is named for Griffin Kelleher, who passed away from cancer when he was 14 months old. This group is his legacy, uniquely supporting children in treatment for cancer and their families.
Griffin’s Friends offers small acts of kindness to provide relief, hope, and support to local children with cancer and their families. Examples include trips to stage performances and sporting events; in-hospital and outpatient entertainment; massage therapy; art supplies, computers, games, and other items for children undergoing cancer treatment; and more.