Helping Hands: Kits to Heart
From her parents’ basement in Clarksville, MD, Sonia Su hand-packs cancer care kits for patients and caregivers across the nation. During her cancer treatment, she received a care package from another cancer patient that was once in her room and is now doing better. That inspired Sonia to start her mission to give back to others.
More than 3,000 care kits and 600 blankets have been distributed since she founded “Kits to Heart” in May 2020. Her efforts to help others even captured the attention of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan who gave her the hometown hero award during the 39th Annual Governor’s Service Awards.
“What goes into the kits is really based on my personal experience of what helped me during treatments. That includes water bottles to keep hydrated, masks and hand sanitizers, healthier protein snacks, and of course, we try to include some handmade items. A lot of love goes into every kit,” Su said.
She hopes that one day her organization will be large enough to help patients all over the world. Sonia’s organization is doing great things, and we wanted to surprise her with a donation of $2,000.