Comfort Fund

The Comfort Fund at Lucas County Health Center was started by Van Allen students in 2019 as a way to support patients who are battling cancer. On their first day of chemotherapy, our patient receives a “Comfort Bag” filled with items that are useful during and after their treatment. These bags have been solely funded by the community for the last few years and receive various donations throughout the year.

Thank you to these donors for supporting the Comfort Fund!

  • Bomgaars
  • Chariton High School Basketball
  • Chariton High School Softball
  • Chariton High School Volleyball
  • Chariton Volunteer Fire Department
  • Van Allen Elementary



Items in the bag include:

  • Casey’s gift card (for gas)
  • Tucks medicated towelettes
  • Hemorrhoidal ointment
  • Stool softener
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mints
  • Hydrating lip balm
  • Reusable plastic utensils
  • Kleenex packet
  • Eye drops
  • Hand lotion
  • Gauze pads and bandaids
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Thank you cards
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pen and notepad
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Snacks, including crackers, gum, and trail mix
  • Puzzle book
  • Thermometer
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sherpa blanket