The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We’ve spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children, and our groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today.
Family Promise of Monroe County provides shelter and basic needs to low income homeless and at risk families with children.
In addition to shelter, meals and support services, Family Promise offers housing assistance to qualified families with children, providing a safety net for families that work but have seen a change in employment, decrease in hours working, a medical event or unforeseen transportation repair, impacting their income steam. In 2017, Family Promise assisted 71 families with shelter and housing assistance, consisting of 286 individuals, 64% were under the age of 17. In addition, Family Promise provided 1,692 meals and 2,489 nights of shelter last year.
Since 2008, Family Promise has transitioned over 96% of their families to independence and, on average, have done so in less than 70 days. Families leaving shelter continue receiving case management for one year. As a result, 96% of families remain in independent living one year after leaving. While in shelter, families are required to complete a financial literacy course, so they may remain independent upon leaving the program.
Lukie’s Fall Festival was founded in memory of Luke Anthony Joseph Maida who passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy at 6 months old. As a memorial to our beloved “Lukie” and to continue his fight, we decided to host “Lukie’s Fall Festival.”
A fun and entertaining day, where families can come and have a great time together, treasuring those sweet everyday moments, while helping to raise money for Cure SMA.
The Nan Foundation is a fairly young non-profit, all volunteer organization whose purpose is to assist families and patients afflicted with brain cancer.
The purpose of Camp Papillon Animal Shelter, a non-profit animal welfare organization, is dedication to the prevention of cruelty and suffering of all animals. Camp Papillion will strive to end cruelty to animals in any form, including the suffering and killing of homeless, unwanted, neglected and/or abused companion animals. Camp Papillon will work tirelessly and with compassion to provide safe haven to all animals in our care, and when ready, placing unwanted animals in permanent and responsible homes.