Easing the impact of cancer on the lives of teens and young adults

We fund patient programs that address unmet emotional and physical needs

Carley’s Closet

Carley’s closet serves the young adult cancer population at both children’s and adult medical centers. Having cancer at such a transitional time of life creates very unique needs.  We strive to supply resources and comfort items during their journey. We direct young adult patients to informational books, websites, and patient blogs.

If you would like to start a new Carley’s Closet or organize a drive at your school, office or other group, Contact Us.

What Fills Carley’s Closet Backpacks and Bags?

Comfy Items:
Soft Throw Blankets, Towel and Bath Mat sets, Hot/Cold Pack, Beanies/Stocking Hats, Bandanas, Scarves, Caps, Socks, Pajama Pants,

Fun Items:
Games, Headphones, Speakers, Journals, Restaurant Gift Cards, Target/Walmart Gift Cards, Pens, Polish, Nerf Games, Card Games, Puzzles, Coloring Books, Colored Pencils, Fat Heads, Small Clutches/Purses, Smart Device Chargers, Power Cords, Personal Fans, View Finders, Gum/Breath Mints, Chap Stick/Lip-gloss, Sudoku/Cross Word/Fill-In Puzzles

How do we supply these items?

Donations! Community organizations conduct gift drives, and raise donations. With the help of local businesses, schools, religious groups, etc., the closets stay stocked throughout the year. Doing gift drives during seasons and holidays is a great idea (Halloween, Christmas, Hanukah, Valentine’s). National Charity League of Fort Worth members help with projects for Carley’s Closet throughout the year!

We make it easy for everyone to donate items to Carley’s Closet. We shop at Target, Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond for most of our closet items, you can simply shop online and have them sent to our office.

Support This Program

For $150, you can provide one bag to a young adult cancer patient.



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As a young college student, my cancer diagnosis completely flipped my life upside down. I love children, and the thought of not having a family broke my heart. Preserving my fertility healped ease the heartbreak. I now have a future to look forward to. Galen Storey

The ability to have children can be affected by cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. We’ve partnered with Moncrief Cancer Institute to help young adult cancer patients with a number of fertility preservation options. Learn more about the fertility program at the link below.

Help Young Adults Preserve Their Fertility


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