Gabriella's Gifts

Gabriella's Gifts is a part of the Gabriella's Smile Foundation focused on providing children with cancer and their families in San Antonio area hospitals an opportunity to experience joy and smiles in the midst of their difficult journey.

Gabriella received gifts all the time. During radiation, as she struggled to get through the 33 days of her treatment, our friends collected something special for her to open every day. She had enough gifts to open one daily after she came home from her treatment. She also received packages every week with toys and gifts that brought a much needed smile to her face. While in the hospital, she received presents nearly every day. Gabriella would often pick out treats from her big stash and donate them to the prize room in the hospital.

We are committed to providing support to families in San Antonio that are in the hospital. Whether it is backpacks for their children at the beginning of the school year, a warm meal, a gift card for coffee, a gas card or a gift on special holidays, this is a need that we want to fill.

Bereavement Assistance

Bereavement assistance may be available to families that have previously applied and received a grant from our foundation. If you have received a grant from us during your child’s illness, please contact us via email at info@strongerthandipg.org to request bereavement assistance. We can not guarantee approval of your request and funds are limited and based on availability. Requests must be made within 3 months of your child’s passing.

Donate a Gift Card to families in the hospital

We are always looking for ways to help families and meet urgent needs that they may have especially while their child is in the hospital. Families that are in the hospital with their child face many financial challenges including meals for parents while in the hospital, finding child care for their other children at home, gas to go and come to the hospital and other appointments, shopping for clothing and even shopping for groceries. These are some of the challenges we want to help with. You can help by donating a gift card of $25 – or make a donation for us to purchase gift cards for them.

Gifts of any amount will help and are deeply appreciated, but we’d like to make sure the average is $25 for restaurant gift cards. Any amount would work for gas, coffee or grocery store cards and even gift cards from retail stores for other needs.

What Gift Cards Should I Get?

Target, Walmart or H-E-B are great choices for families needing everyday items including groceries. Restaurant gift cards come in very handy for families staying in the hospital for extended periods of time. (e.g. Burger King, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, Bill Miller, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, McDonald’s not to mention the many different Tex-Mex and Mexican food restaurants here in San Antonio!)

Gas cards are much needed and appreciated as families travel back and forth to the hospital.

How Can I Help?

There are three ways to donate:

  • Mail a check with “Gift Card Donation” written on the memo line to: 10650 Culebra Rd. Ste. 104 PMB 129 San Antonio, Texas 78254

  • Mail a GIFT CARD directly to 10650 Culebra Rd. Ste. 104 PMB 129 San Antonio, Texas 78254

  • Donate online through our donation portal.

Get your family and friends involved! Ask them to donate $25 from one family to another to help these families.

Contact Isabel Torres at isabel@strongerthandipg.org or at 210-670-6200 with any questions.