“What can I do to help?”
Welcome to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Lotsa Helping Hands Community! CCFA is proud to offer this service to those affected by Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis as part of our ongoing commitment to patients and caregivers.
Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. The service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide.
The hallmark of the service is the caregiver-focused Help Calendar, which enables members to schedule and sign up for tasks that provide respite for the caregiver including meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, and visits. Members can also communicate with one another through message boards, blogs, photos, and more.
Now, when someone asks “what can I do to help?” the answer is “give me your name and email address” – the system takes over and allows people to sign up and start helping.