The Nicholas Colby Fund® provides backpacks to children with cancer at children's hospitals. These backpacks contain 10-15 items as well as a Nicholas Colby Fund® T-shirt and Nicholas Colby Fund® bandanna. The backpacks are being phased into children's hospitals: Children's Hospital Oakland, Stanford-Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the University of California San Francisco-Children's Hospital. And children with cancer at other hospitals receive Nicholas Colby Fund® backpacks.
Through partnering with the Gabby Krause Foundation out of Colorado (Nicholas was at the children's hospital in Denver, Colorado for a few weeks in April/May 2006), Samsonite provides backpacks to The Nicholas Colby Fund® and The Nicholas Colby Fund® provides the items to go into the backpacks. Collaborating with organizations ensures the Nicholas Colby Fund® has a ready supply of products for each backpack. A couple of initial partners on this effort have been Games Unlimited - Danville and Papyrus - Lafayette.