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Pioneer Bank is proud to be a supporter of Candlelighters of West Texas/ Southern New Mexico. We encourage you to to share the love and support this wonderful, vital program.
The holidays are all about giving so we hope you can be generous this season and help enable Candlelighters to bring much needed support to families who have children affected by cancer. Your ongoing support will mean they can continue to provide much needed services – not just at this time of the year, but all year long. Together, we can make this yuletide a bit brighter with love and hope and offer “peace, goodwill to all mankind”.
Candlelighters is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that serves families of children with cancer. It is the only no-cost provider in the region that supports children with cancer ages 0 to 21. Candlelighters was formed in 1978 by a small group of parents brought together by their shared journey of cancer. In 1983, Candlelighters became a nonprofit and in 1985, because of the growing need,. Candlelighters of El Paso opened its first office. Today, they serve approximately 300 children in treatment and provide extended services to over 1,500 registered families in the El Paso area.
This agency offers emergency financial assistance, transportation, scholarships, caregiver workshops, counseling, summer oncology camps and many other services and activities for our children and their families. They also offer respite training to caregivers, financial literacy training and college assistance to survivors. Financial support is provided for as long as a child is in treatment (usually three years) and for six months after to ensure the family returns to normalcy.