Meet Isis ~ Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

January 26, 2017

This was a first of it’s kind request and has left a real impact on all of us here at Claire’s Place Foundation.

Isis was introduced to us by our friends at The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Compass Program, a personalized service to help you with the insurance, financial, legal and other issues you are facing when living with this disease.

Isis is a 27 year old woman with cystic fibrosis who found herself, due to some extenuating circumstances, homeless and living in a shelter.  Immediately our hearts went out to her as we could not imagine how difficult it must be to care for such a high maintenance illness while not having a place to call home.

Over the next 6 weeks, we communicated regularly as she tried various avenues for support in finding a place to live.  At one point, she was hospitalized and didn’t have anywhere to go when released with all her medications and continuous need for breathing treatments.

Isis worked very hard and was finally able to find an apartment complex that gives people like her a second chance but she could not afford the deposit plus utilities in order to move in.  We were thrilled to be able to provide that for her through our generous supporters and are happy to say that she is settling in to her new apartment and working at a new job!

I feel so relieved to have Claire’s Place Foundation on my side.  I am a strong believer in God and I isis-photobelieve He sent them to me to help get me out of homelessness. I want to send blessing to you all and your whole group for helping me.  It brings tears of joy to my eyes!” ~ Isis

Our hearts are with you Isis ~ we hope this new home offers you a fresh start and a clean, safe environment where you can take the best possible care of yourself and your illness.

Lots of love to all of you who help make this important program possible!

Please consider becoming a monthly donor or making a one time donation to our Extended Hospital Stay Grant Program here

 

 

Blog & Events

Tickets Now Avaialable ~ 2nd Annual Comedy Roast Honoring Mr Ted Kaplan

January 17, 2017
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Come watch our friend and generous member of our community, Ted Kaplan, get roasted by A List Comedians. This event will not only be a lot of fun, it will be an opportunity for us to acknowledge Ted and his generous contributions here in the Los Angeles area and world wide. We only roast the ones we love!

All proceeds will benefit Claire’s Place Foundation, a charity committed to raising awareness and supporting children living with cystic fibrosis.

Our Second Annual Roast for Charity will take place at the beautiful Oliver Cafe and Lounge in the Equinox Gym, West LA (Formerly Sports Club LA) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on April 1, 2017. Oliver blends sexiness, sophistication and style to create one of the hottest dining destinations in Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and Irvine!

Tickets are limited and this will definitely sell out quickly. Book your ticket today!

Tickets are $150.00 and include an A List comedy show, dinner, open bar serving top shelf alcohol, beer and wine and dessert as well as an impressive array of raffle and auction items.

We have sponsorship opportunities for those of you close to Mr Kaplan wanting to make a larger impact in creating a successful event. To become an event sponsor, simply choose the “Table Sponsor” ticket for $2000 and receive 10 tickets as well as honorable mention in all of our promotional materials and in person at the event. Once ticket is purchased, we will be in touch to gather information to include in the program and on the event site.

Gourmet 3 Course meal prepared by esteemed Executive Chef Francisco Ochoa

SALAD

SANTA FE SALAD

romaine lettuce, tomato, corn, black beans, cheddar cheese

tortilla strips, ranch dressing

ENTREE

CHICKEN FORESTIERE

free range chicken breast

light spicy jalapeño mushroom cream sauce

OVEN ROASTED TILAPIA

chardonnay mushroom caper sauce

SPAGUETTI PASTA

fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, olive oil

ORGANIC QUINOA, STEAMED VEGETABLES & SOFT TOFU

quinoa, seasonal vegetables, steamed spinach, steamed kale

soft japanese tofu, ponzu sauce on the side

SIDES

Mashed potatoes, brown rice pilaf

DESSERT

home made cookies and home made tiramisu

Thank you to our initial Event Sponsors:

Professional Produce

FMBK Law

The Hartford Gold Group

NKSFB

Legacy Farms

Gutman Law

Bike Shop Santa Monica

Equinox, West LA

Oliver Cafe & Lounge

 

 

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Blog & Events

Make your YEAR END donation today!

December 28, 2016

thxesgyfniWe can’t believe there are only 4 days left in 2016 ~ what a year!  We have grown our giving by nearly 300% this year and continue hearing from more and more CF Centers across the country referring families in need.  What a blessing!

If you are inspired by the work we are doing and our efforts in raising awareness about Cystic Fibrosis on a global level, please consider making a donation before midnight on December 31st to be included in our Year End Campaign.  We are only about $5,000 away from our goal!

You may also want to check in with your employer and share this link to see if they will match your doaation for an even bigger impact!  Global  Giving Year End Campaign

Thank you and CHEERS to a happy and healthy 2017!

 

Blog & Events, Families we have assisted

A Team Effort to Help a Family in Need

December 19, 2016

Recently, our friends at The CF Foundation helped us connect with The Breathe Foundation, a similar organization that serves CF families living in the state of New Jersey.  A family had an enormous hospital co pay that was nearly impossible for them to catch up on having only one income, a family of 6 and a child with great medical needs.  We were thrilled to work together in getting this bill completely paid off with all of your generous donations.

Elizabeth’s mother writes in their application “Elizabeth had a 2 week hospital stay shortly after my husband was laid off, causing us great high_elizabeth-picstress as he is the sole wage earner for our family of six. We struggled to make the payments on our hospital bill but it was shortly turned over to collections.  Last year, my husband earned only enough for us to get by and continue to make our insurance payments.  The Compass Program at The CF Foundation put us in touch with you and The Breathe Foundation as avenues for support…we sincerely hope that between the two of you, we can get some assistance that will help us get back on our feet.”

We reached out directly to our new friends at The Breathe Foundation and came up with a plan of action.  In a few short days, the bill was paid in full and the family notified.

The speed in which both foundations responded to our needs was so greatly appreciated.  We were just so relieved because we are also currently applying to colleges and the application fees alone are quite significant for us.  This grant has also made Elizabeth less stressed about all the costs associated with her illness and now college.”

Your donations are always hard at work here at Claire’s Place Foundation.  Please consider supporting us during our year end campaign so that our programs will continue to make a difference in the lives of so many children living with cystic fibrosis and their families.

Elizabeth ~  we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and are sending you best wishes as you begin your college journey!

 

Blog & Events, Families we have assisted

Meet Emma ~ Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

December 12, 2016

Meet Emma, a theatrical, vivacious teen living with cystic fibrosis.  Over the last year, her CF course has been plagued with several admissions, most recently for nearly an entire month, in a city quite far from their home.  Admissions such as this place a huge burden on families as it can 123_1_2cause a family to be separated for the duration and need to maintain the cost of what can feel like two households.  Food costs and lodging for caregivers, transportation costs of traveling to and from the hospital, child care for other siblings and many times, the loss of income adds up to an insurmountable financial crisis.  fb_img_1478017166739

We were so very grateful to be able to grant this family some much needed assistance, with the support of our donors.  Checks were sent out directly to their landlord, utilities company and car loan for the month so that they could focus their energy and time on being with Emma while she received the care she needed.  We are happy to report that Emma is now home and doing well ~ our thoughts and prayers are with you little fighter!

Emma’s mother writes “We are so appreciative of your organization and we know how very blessed we were to receive a referral from our social worker and ultimately a grant. Having support helped us get caught up and that meant so much to us. We are a one income family and it’s tough. Thank you for making it easier for us to be there for Emma.”