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Humble Bumble Project Seeking Aid
In October of 2016, Paige Griffin was diagnosed with a type of soft tissue cancer known as undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS), formerly referred to as malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
It was her passion for helping others that led Paige to create The Humble Bumble Project, a nonprofit charitable organization to help other families in need. Paige and her family received so much support during this difficult time, and seeing this overwhelming amount of love inspired them to pay it forward. The mission of The Humble Bumble Project is to alleviate even the slightest amount of financial burden faced by pediatric and young adult cancer families, so that parents and caregivers can focus on family rather than finances.
The following statements were made by Paige’s parents:
“A cancer diagnosis is a very humbling experience. Humbling to realize just how fragile life is. Humbling to entrust your child’s life to strangers. Humbling to accept help, financially or otherwise. Humbling to receive unconditional love and support from family, friends, and even strangers. Humbling to discover that no one fights alone.”
After Paige’s passing in 2018, the Griffin family made it their mission to continue the Humble Bumble Project in Paige’s memory. One of the ways they seek to help those going through cancer treatments is by distributing Bumble Bags. A Bumble Bag is a care package that is distributed to patients in hospitals, specifically UPMC – Hillman in Wellsboro, Geisinger in Danville, Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY and Guthrie Clinic in Wellsboro. They contain many items such as handmade cards from Trinity Lutheran School, handmade clay bumblebees made by the Mansfield High School Art Teacher, 1 oz bottles of hand sanitizer (unscented), single use hand sanitizer packets, Chimes ginger chews, 1 oz hand lotion (unscented), Stur water enhancer, and Blistex Simple & Sensitive lip balm.
They are always looking for donations for their Bumble Bags! If you would like to order on Amazon, you can use AmazonSmile and select the Humble Bumble Project as your charity, and they will receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases as a donation. If you decide to purchase other than through Amazon, they just request that the items be travel-sized and unscented. Monetary donations are also accepted and checks can be made out to The Humble Bumble Project. All donations can be mailed to or dropped off at Accounting with Attitude (23 East Avenue in Wellsboro).
A special thank you to Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild and others who have sewn bags, Dunkin’ of Wellsboro, Trinity Lutheran School, James ‘Beez’ States, Lisa Ross and the Mansfield Pennysaver, the Mansfield University Boys’ Basketball Team and Coach Szentesy for volunteering to pack items, Drew Patrick, and all who have donated.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/humblebumbleproject