CARRE, or Caring About Real Relationships Empathetically, is The Sandbox’s approach for delivering services to families who have children with cancer or life-altering illnesses. The CARRE program invites families from the time of the child’s diagnosis or referral through the course of the illness and beyond.
The CARRE services are managed by a CARRE Team, which empowers families on their healthcare journey by providing evaluations, education, resources, connections and opportunities. This team, comprised of a Medical Director, Care Manager, Team Leaders and their team, is in constant communication with the Honoree’s family. This customized approach to serving families allows each one to receive The Sandbox services that are most needed in their unique situation.
The Sandbox serves families whose child has cancer, a life-altering, rare or terminal illness. Our two major focus areas to help families are: our Continuum of Care model, called our CARRE Program, and annual events such as our An Evening of Believing℠ Prom. Our goal is to help Honorees and their families during the most tumultuous times of their lives so they can focus on the most important factors: Believing and Healing. We rally the community to meet practical, social, emotional and material needs through a wide variety of services, programs and events.
Since the inception of The Sandbox in 2011, we have served over 5,000 families. In this time, The Sandbox mission has remained steadfast in serving children with cancer, a life-altering, rare or terminal illness. In 2016, we refined our vision for creating the most intimate, impactful level of care, which propelled The Sandbox to a new level of service; a level of service that meets each family where they are in their journey and provides and accounts for their individualized needs. Our CARRE program is the umbrella to which all support is offered. CARRE stands for Caring About Real Relationships Empathetically. Because support can mean very different things to people, The Sandbox strives to meet the social, emotional and material needs of the entire family, not just the honoree.
The Sandbox is committed to walking alongside families who face the realities of having a child with a diagnosis. This can mean helping with basic needs, arranging special days to get a break from the rigors of their treatment or even assisting with the emotional transition in the grief and bereavement process.
Basically, The Sandbox helps the entire family when they need it, where they need it and how they need it, for as long as they need it.