Treasure Chest Director 'Amazed' By Generosity
Colleen Kisel, director of Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, expresses gratitude toward businesses, schools and organizations who donated resources and effort to help children suffer less during cancer treatment.
The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is to provide comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens who have been diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift card from a treasure chest. During this past December, several local schools and businesses hosted holiday toy drives which resulted in an enormous donation of toys.
Each year I am amazed by the fact that these organizations—all located within close proximity to our Orland Park headquarters—are able to provide enough toys to directly benefit children and teens at more than 41 treatment centers across the nation. As the Founder and CEO of the foundation, I would like to convey my personal thanks and deep sense of gratitude to the following organizations:
American Sewing Guild, Carl Sandburg High School, MBR Services, Inc., Old Navy, Orland Fire Protection District, Palos/Orland Swim Team, Pigtails and Crewcuts, PJ’s Travel, Pompei Little Italy, St. Francis of Assisi and Orland Park Toastmasters.
On behalf of the children and teens who have been diagnosed with cancer, the Treasure Chest Foundation Board of Directors and staff wish to thank the parents, students, staff and administration of our community schools along with the area businesses for their tremendous response. We truly feel blessed to have such support.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
Colleen M. Kisel
Founder and CEO
Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation