Year End Newsletter 2013

January 20, 2014
Year End Newsletter ~ Wishing you all a Happy Holiday and a joyous New Year!

Hello Dear Supporters ~

Wishing you all a peaceful holiday season and a joyous New Year!

2013 has been an incredible year for us here at Claire’s Place Foundation.  Through the efforts of our wonderful marketing team from NorthStar Moving Company and Carrie Callahan, PR Consultant and Strategist at Nash Callahan Communications, our programs are finally reaching the families that need them the most.  Social workers across the country will be receiving our new pamphlets to share with the CF families they support and our hope is that we can help where others can’t.

We have been able to assist many families with Extended Hospital Stay grants this year and hope to do even more next year!

Grant recipients have replied with touching statements such as

  • We are very appreciative of the assistance and generosity Claire’s Place Foundation is providing our family.  It is a true blessing to us.
  •  “Assistance from your foundation at this time truly benefits us all. Right around the corner is the holidays. We don’t have to worry about not purchasing gifts in order to stay at the hospital with our daughter. This is the hardest time for any family that has a sick child.

We would never be able to do what we are doing without each and every one of you.  We are so appreciative of your support and your belief in our mission

Our board of directors is growing ~  Please be on the lookout for an announcement introducing two exciting new members joining our team!

If you are  inspired to help others living with cystic fibrosis and want to join our team at Claire’s Place Foundation by fundraising in your area, please send an email to for some fun ideas!  And, remember to make your tax deductible, year end donation before December 31, 2013!

Lots of love,

Melissa Nordquist
Executive Director
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.
Supporting Families Living with Cystic Fibrosis
Registered 501c3
A Silver Partner on the GuideStar Exchange

Thanks to Nash Callahan Communications LLC, we have had quite a bit of exciting media coverage this year!
Here are just a few – Take a peek:

Custom Made Pura Vida Bracelets
Show your support for Claire’s Place Foundation and what we are trying to do for families living with cystic fibrosis by ordering your Pura Vida bracelet today!  Custom made for us and only $5.00 ea.  These look very cool stacked in sets of 3 or 5 AND our favorite werewolf, Joe Manganiello from True Blood wears his!  Order here

Claire’s Place Foundation was honored by the prestigious Los Angeles Business Journal at their 3rd annual Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Award Ceremony this year.  We were thrilled to attend the special awards luncheon with many other professionals and organizations that continue to make a positive impact on the community including our very own Laura McHolm of  NorthStar Moving Company.

Eat, Play, Love for CF

Our annual Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament was a great success again this year raising nearly $15k! Thank you to Nathan and Trish Dixon for hosting, Keith Prendergast for running the tournament and for all the players and guests that showed up to support us!  Congratulations to our big winner Alex Martinez, Second Place went to Girard O’Brien and Third Place to Jordan Wineland.  Hope to see you all again next year!

Remember to make your tax deductible, YEAR END DONATION before December 31, 2013!

LOOK who’s in Ladies Home Journal!

Thank you to our
2013 Exceptional Donors and


 Promotion ~ Act Now!

Make a Donation Here of at least $50.00 and receive a signed copy of “Stand Up!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World, And How You Can, Too!” by John Schlimm.
Claire Wineland, along with 74 other teens tell their story of making a difference in the world.  Claire’s short story, “Adversity = Opportunity” discusses living with cystic fibrosis and what inspired her to form Claire’s Place Foundation.

John Schlimm Website

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