Frequently Asked Questions

St.Jude provides free accommodation and holistic support to children travelling with their parents for treatment of cancer from villages and small town to cities. You can read more about our work here.
Sorry, but St. Jude does not provide financial support for cancer treatment. We provide free of cost accommodation to underprivileged children undergoing cancer treatment.
St. Jude has made “The Guide to Childhood Cancer” that is a great resource for anyone who has a child undergoing treatment. In addition to this downloadable booklet available in English, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali, we also have a series of videos that will tell you more about childhood cancer, the side effects of the treatment and the need for good nutrition and hygiene.
No, children and their families are referred to us by social workers at the treatment hospitals. The social workers explain the St. Jude model and ensure the family is prepared for their stay at St. Jude, and then we are able to admit the child, provided we have a unit available.
Sorry, but we have no affiliation to this organization and we cannot be of any help in getting you an appointment.
No, St. Jude is not affiliated with any religion. St. Jude is a secular organization that has been named after St. Jude who is the patron saint of lost causes. Families from every background are welcomed at our centres.
Cancer treatment takes several months, where the child receives chemotherapy once or twice a month as an outpatient or inpatient but is not admitted to hospital the remainder of the days. Usually families spend 6-8 months to complete their child’s treatment but depending on the case sometimes they can stay as long as two years. The duration of stay is decided by the treating doctors.
While we welcome visitors, visits are by PRIOR APPOINTMENT only. Our children’s safety, security and wellbeing is our first priority. Kindly send an email to letting us know the purpose of your visit and someone will get back to you.
We have a list of recommended items that you could donate. We request you to send an email to with details of where you live and what your budget is. Our city centre manager will reach out to you with details of our current requirement.

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Yes, if you are an Indian citizen paying taxes in India, your donation is exempted under 80G. If you are a US or UK resident and wish to know about tax benefits or Gift Aid please write to
St. Jude welcomes committed volunteers who wish to engage over the long term. Areas in which we could use assistance are activity sessions or storytelling for our children, and imparting specific skills to our parents for example basic financial literacy, income generation skills like knitting and embroidery, and adult literacy. Please send an email to with details of where you live, and how you’d like to help.
Please visit our careers page for more information on open positions.
Please write to for more information. We welcome interns who can commit 4-6 weeks working with us in our central office on communications, data management, and photo banks or at our centres imparting a specific activity to our children, like music, dance, or arts & craft.