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It’s ON! Global Giving Challenge Starts TODAY

March 14, 2016

Helping Children & Families Living with

Cystic Fibrosis

We’re on a mission to secure a spot on the Global Giving Network and need your help! The Global Giving Challenge started on March 14, 2016 and we have until March 25, 2016 to raise $5,000 from 40 or more unique donors. Donation increments start at only $10 – please, take a minute and make a difference for the families that petition us for assistance.  Read more about our challenge below or go to our official Global Giving Challenge Page here: Helping Children &Families Living w/CysticFibrosis
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS, EVERY DONOR COUNTS! Help us reach our goal and secure a spot on the GLOBAL GIVING NETWORK where we will be able to connect with more families in need and make an even bigger impact in the cystic fibrosis community.
March 17th is DONATION MATCH Day when 20% of your donation will be matched by the       Global Giving Partners!
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Helping Children &Families Living w/CysticFibrosis


Claire’s Place Foundation is a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with CF her entire life. We provide Extended Hospital Stay grants to families experiencing hospital stays of at least 14 consecutive days, offering both emotional and financial support.


Have you or a loved one experienced a long hospital stay? If so, I am sure it was a very difficult time – juggling work, time at the hospital and bills that pile up in your absence. Now imagine spending weeks in the hospital several times a year for LIFE. Raising a child with Cystic Fibrosis can cost a family upwards of $48,000 a year! We have been blessed to provide grants to many families over the last five years; our program continues to grow as more families become aware of the assistance we offer. We must expand our fundraising efforts to meet this demand.


We offer a bridge, so to speak, for families in need and have received the most beautiful feedback and heartfelt thanks from across the US. “Claire’s Place foundation helped relieve a huge financial burden and worry. It allowed me to focus on my daughter’s recovery without my mind being in 50 other directions. I felt a sense of security again Words can not fully express the gratitude I feel.” ~ Alyssa. To see pictures and grant awardees, please visit our website:

Long-Term Impact

Living with a chronic, terminal illness is clearly difficult but add to that the expenses of travel to and from hospitals, insurance co pays, missed work, care for other children and it becomes insurmountable. Our program is being circulated by Social Workers at CF Centers and promoted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a beacon of hope to families in this situation. We hope that families in need will know for generations to come that they are not alone, we are here to help!

This challenge has to raise $5,000 from 40 donors by March 25, 11:58 PM EDT to earn a permanent spot on GlobalGiving.

WE CAN DO THIS with your help! 

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$10- This amount will go towards paying a family’s insurance co-pay
$25- This amount will go towards paying a family’s insurance co-pay and/or hospital bill
$50- This amount will cover a “gas gift card” for a family traveling to and from the hospital
$100-This amount will cover a “gas gift card” for a family traveling to and from the hospital with additional travel time
$200-This amount will cover the approximate cost of a family’s utilities bill for a month

$500 -This amount will cover the cost of a family’s utilities bill and cell phone bill for a month

$1,000 -This amount will cover the approximate cost of a familys utilities bill, cell phone bill and insurance co-pay for a month

$2,000 -This is the approximate amount of a total grant including mortgage, utilities and phone! We will communicate with you about the specific family you help with this donation

Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.

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Teen Choice Awards 2015

August 15, 2015

 Teen Choice Awards 2015

Sunday, August 16 5pm to 7pm Pacific on FOX

Be sure to tune in on Sunday to the FOX Teen Choice Awards 2015!  This year, FOX is honoring 8 teens from across the country who are out to make positive change in the world and our Founder, Claire Wineland is one of them!

Thank you so much – without our amazing supporters, we would not be able to make a Fight Songdifference in the lives of children and families living with cystic fibrosis.  To date, we have been blessed to aid many families with our Extended Hospital Stay Grants.  If you know of a family raising a child with cystic fibrosis and they need a helping hand, please refer them to us..we are here to help.

Want to join in on the fun? We are hosting a beautiful Amaris Art Show and Wine Tasting Soiree here in the Los Angeles area on August 22nd.  All proceeds will benefit Claire’s Place Foundation and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach.  Tickets are going fast…be sure to BOOK your ticket today.

Much love and gratitude,
Claire’s Place Foundation