Every December, The Floating Hospital hosts Candy Cane Lane. It’s a magical event for the families we host, where they experience the warmth and joy of the holiday season.
As with many things in 2020, Candy Cane Lane has had to “pivot” and adapt to ways of hosting our community safely. Though we’re doing things a little differently this year, what doesn’t change is the love and wonder of the occasion!
Welcome to Candy Cane Lane 2020!
Families completing their clinical appointments will receive a ticket to visit Candy Cane Lane, held in our Community Outreach Center. Our youngest patients may choose two brand-new toys to call their own and parents can select seasonal clothes, hats and scarves.
For many, this is the only bit of holiday warmth they experience.
This event, now in its 14th year, is not possible without the generous support of our donors and community members. Every year, we receive toys and clothes from our neighbors in Queens, the wider city of New York and, indeed, from around the country. Donors include both individuals and businesses and we’re beyond grateful for their kindness.
If you or your company would like to support our holiday gift program for families living with homelessness, you can do so with our Amazon wishlist. If you’d like to find out more about donating or volunteering, please email Ann-Louise Lipman.
The Floating Hospital provides high-quality healthcare to anyone who needs it regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, immigration or insurance status, or the ability to pay. By providing unrestricted medical care in tandem with health education and social support to vulnerable New York City families, The Floating Hospital aims to ensure those most in need have the ability to thrive, not just survive.