We 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!
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 stress 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!
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 cause 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.
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.”
This morning, our favorite radio team did a shout out for Claire’s Place Foundation as part of their “Nissan MYFM Vals Pals” campaign that helps bring awareness and support to Southern California charities.
We thank you for shining a light on our programs that support children and families living with cystic fibrosis! We will also be competing to win a $20,000 grant sponsored by Nissan to assist even more families in the coming year…stay tuned for the date ~ we will need you all to place your VOTE!