About The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS)


The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization that is proud to meet all the Better Business Bureau's "Standards of Charity Accountability" which includes a comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of charity governance, fundraising, practices, solicitations, and informational materials.

The NCCS is proud to have distributed nearly $66 million in direct financial assistance to the families of more than 43,000 children in the United States alone. We are dedicated to helping as many families as we can. Even the smallest donations can make a big difference in the quality of a child's life. The support we receive allows us to change the future of kids and families all over the world.

The NCCS sells your donated items to private companies on a bid/contract basis. The funds raised will be used directly to help children battling cancer and their families. You can help by scheduling a stop at your home. We pick up only at homes that have scheduled a pickup. Place your items outside your front door by 8 a.m. in plastic bags or boxes marked for The National Children's Cancer Society or the NCCS or tagged with your postcard. Our drivers work regardless of the weather, from 8:00 a.m. until dark.

To learn more about the NCCS and to sign up for e-updates, visit www.theNCCS.org.


The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) tirelessly and compassionately supports families making their way through the daunting world of childhood cancer. With over thirty years of experience serving more than 43,000 children, NCCS has become a master navigator of this world, helping families get where they need to be – physically, financially and emotionally – to give them hope, and to give their children the best possible shot at survival.

Distributing nearly $66 million to families over its lifetime with the help of compassionate donors, NCCS is able to take a "no matter what" approach, creating a clear path through the labyrinth of childhood cancer and survivorship to help families stay strong, stay positive and stay together. Because no family should go through childhood cancer alone.


• In the United States

Our Family Support Program, Transportation Assistance Fund and Emergency Assistance Fund provide emotional and financial support to families throughout the United States during their child's cancer treatment. By eliminating some of the psychological and financial hardships associated with cancer, families can stay focused on the health and well-being of their child.

The Beyond the Cure survivorship program prepares survivors and their families for life after cancer. Our Late Effects After Treatment Tool (LEATT) provides survivors with a private, customized online assessment of potential late effects based on their diagnosis and treatment. In addition, Beyond the Cure awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors, distributes free links and educational materials provides information on additional resources.


The Global Outreach Program coordinates worldwide distribution of donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to pediatric oncology treatment centers in less-developed countries throughout the world. The program is dedicated to addressing the critical effects of inadequate and nonexistent medical care for thousands of children with cancer worldwide..

2018 Fiscal Year Summary

    Noah Shaw - Cancer Survivor
  • During the past fiscal year (10/01/17–09/30/18) the NCCS: Distributed nearly $1 million in financial assistance
  • Supported 2,139 families throughout the United States with some form of financial assistance
  • Sponsored ten Beyond the Cure regional conferences
  • Awarded (58) college scholarships totaling $203,000 to childhood cancer survivors
  • Distributed over 5,484 free educational publications
  • Provided 686 personalized late effects assessments from the LEATT
  • Delivered $16.2 million in donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to 8 pediatric oncology treatment centers in 8 countries

For additional information about the NCCS please visit www.theNCCS.org.


The National Children's Cancer Society helps thousands of children with cancer and their families and they depend on the generous support of people like you. So click here to DONATE, and help Save a Child's Life!