The above link goes to the Lydia project. Lydia provides free services to women
facing any type of cancer anywhere in the world. This support includes ongoing
correspondence and encouragment every month for at least twelve months. Every
woman receives a handmade tote made by the loving hands of volunteers and filled
with encouraging items.
In many cities nationwide, physician offices and hospitals distribute Lydia
totes directly to patients. Visit Lydia'sHealthcare Partnersto see if your
community is already a part of the Lydia network. Women in all 50 states and
many other countries have received totes and support from Lydia. Dedicated
volunteers serve from all over the nation providing encouragement to women and
Lydia also provides rent, utility, and prescription assistance to women who are
unable to afford these basic expenses while undergoing cancer treatment and who
reside in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond Counties.
The Lydia Project is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit charity begun by a group of
Augusta, GA businesswomen in 2003. The project is named for Lydia, who appears
just briefly in the Bible. (Acts 16: 14-15). She was a successful businesswoman
in the trade of purple cloth. Using her gifts, Lydia extended a hand to those in
need. In the same way, Lydia's purple-handled totes include a network of support
and are monogrammed with "faith" "hope" or "love"~ ensuring women and their
families are not alone during such a devastating time.
The Mission of The Lydia Project is to serve women facing cancer by providing
hand-crafted tote bags, prayer and ongoing support.