Clement's Kindness Fund for the Children was established at the Community Foundation of Greenville to address the medical, psychological, social, emotional and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer and other serious blood disorders.  Since 2002, Clement's Kindness has provided help to hundreds of families, each in a unique way and specific to the individual needs of the family.  Clement's Kindness has also provided over $1Million dollars to the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center for various programs and to build and/or update areas at the hospital and at Camp Courage.

Some of the programs Clement's Kindness funds and support include:

  • Financial Assistance for families
Clement's Kindness helps families in financial need to help with monthly bills, travel expenses for treatment, groceries and more.  In addition, funds are available for special needs and requests made by the families.
  • SIP - School Intervention Program
    The School Intervention Program provides assistance and guidance for patients and parents who are unfamiliar with available school services.  In addition to the coordination of services, a school visit is offered to help administrators, teachers, school nurses and counselors understand the medical and psychosocial needs of the patient and to establish communication between the school and the medical staff.  SIP also provides neurocognitive testing which assesses for problems with learning, skills, memory, attention, language skills, visual motor abilities, mood and behavior, and is used to provide a comprehensive picture of how a child functions and learns.  The results are used to provide recommendations for the student.
  • SCAT Program - Showing Courage All Together
    The SCAT program is a monthly support group for teens diagnosed with a blood disorder or cancer and their parents.  Parents are able to meet with each other, while teens meet together.  In addition to the monthly meetings, fun outings such as movies or bowling are planned for the teens.
  • Camp Courage
Camp Courage creates an unforgettable recreational and education experience for children and teens living with cancer or other blood disorders and being treated at the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center.  Camp Courage is held at Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center.  The camp is a state of the art, fully accessible facility that caters to the campers' physical, mental, and social needs.  Campers stay for one full week over the summer.  Staff of the BI-LO Charities Cancer Center provide 24 hour medical care and supervision while the children are at camp.
  • Special Outings for patients and their families
    There are many outings and events planned for patients and their families throughout the year, such as:
 Annual Carowinds Trip, Athletic Meet and Greets with Clemson and Furman Athletics, Holiday Parties, and special events specifically for the teen patients.
  • Sickle Cell Support Group
  • End of Therapy Celebration Gift
  • STAR Bereavement - Someone To Always Remember
    The STAR program is a monthly support group for families who have lost a loved one.  The monthly meeting is led by Reverend Patrick Jinks and includes a meal and guest speaker program.
  • Sympathy floral arrangements and the book, Healing After Loss, upon a patient's death.