|Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Travel Program||Recognizing the financial burden that families often encounter, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment at select medical institutions across the US. Transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations are available to eligible families who meet our criteria. Applications must be received on behalf of a social worker or another medical representative.
Guidelines and Participating Institutions:
Financial aid provided by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is made possible by a generous grant from TD Bank. Currently, these funds are available to pediatric cancer patients that travel into, or out of, one of the following medical institutions for childhood cancer treatment:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Hospital of Denver
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of San Francisco
Children’s Hospital of Seattle
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/ Children’s Hospital
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Hospital for Sick Children
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY-Presbyterian
NYU Medical Center
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
In addition to the above, the following criteria should be met:
1.The patient is 18 years old or younger.
2.The patient must be diagnosed with cancer.
3.The patient’s annual family income should not be greater than $75,000.
4.The patient must currently be receiving treatment for childhood cancer.
Please follow these guidelines while applying:
1.Existing resources should already be maximized for each family. This program is meant to be a supplement, and is intended to only fund additional out of pocket travel and accommodation expenses for the families.
2.Maximum allotment per family per year should not exceed $2,000.
3.Assistance is not retroactive. ALSF will not allocate any funds until we receive all the information.
4.Patients may travel to a facility or from one facility to another institution as long as the other guidelines are met.
If the patient is eligible, he or she may receive assistance with the following expenses:
Travel: Airline tickets and gas cards
Lodging: Hotels & philanthropic housing
Meals: Food vouchers from the hospital’s on-site cafeteria and local area restaurants
We will accept applications through certified representatives (i.e. social worker, nurse, doctor, resource specialist, etc), who will apply on the family’s behalf. All sections of the form must be completed truthfully. Any false or misleading information will result in an automatic denial.
•An ALSF representative will review the application. We understand that time is of the essence for many children and their families and will do our best to respond to all requests within 1-2 business days.
ALSF reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time without notice, and to apply these guidelines at its reasonable discretion.
If you have any questions or need assistance and don't know where to start, please call Shirley at 610-649-3034 or e-mail Shirley@AlexsLemonade.org. We are here to help!||Montgomery||Alex's Lemonade Stand - Montgomery; Wynnewood||Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation|
|Claysburg Area Food Bank Financial Donations||Accepts financial donations, including gift cards, as funding to support the Claysburg Area Food Bank.||Blair||Claysburg Area Food Bank||Claysburg Area Food Bank|
|District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund||District 1199C Training Fund serves community residents interested in healthcare, behavioral health, and child care. The Fund's Breslin Learning Center offers foundation skills, remedial programs with GED and high school diplomas program, high school refresher classes, and nursing prepatory classes as well as job specific skills programs for nurses aid, practical nurse, mental health/mental retardation technician, and child care worker.||Philadelphia||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund (Training Fund Members) - Philadelphia; Center City||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund|
|District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund - Breslin||District 1199C Training Fund serves community residents interested in healthcare, behavioral health, and child care. The Fund's Breslin Learning Center offers foundation skills, remedial programs with GED and high school diplomas program, high school refresher classes, and nursing prepatory classes as well as job specific skills programs for nurses aid, practical nurse, mental health/mental retardation technician, and child care worker.||Philadelphia||Breslin Training Center (District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund)||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund|
|Interfaith Community Food Pantry Financial Donations||The Interfaith Community Food Pantry accepts financial donations as funding to help support the food pantry.||Cambria||Interfaith Community Food Pantry||Interfaith Community Food Pantry|
|Martinsburg Ministerium Food Pantry Financial Donations||The Martinsburg Food Pantry accepts financial contributions to help support the pantry, which provides food items to needy individuals and families in the Martinsburg area.||Blair||Martinsburg Food Pantry||Martinsburg Ministerium|
|Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia||Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia builds stronger communities by increasing the impact and effectiveness of philanthropy. The program offers a variety of grantmaking entities.
Grantmaking entities include:
- Family and Independent Foundations
- Community Foundations
- Donor-Advised Funds
- Individual Donors||Philadelphia||Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Center City||Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia|
|Phoenixville Community Health Foundation - Brown Bag Seminar Series||The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has been hosting this lunch-time seminar series since 1999. It is very popular with our local non-profit executives. Seminar topics relate to the non-profit sector addressing issues of management, governance, program resources, marketing and public relations, financial management, and fund raising. The seminars have an average attendance of 20 people, with the maximum attendance of 25 people, drawing from 120 non-profit organizations within the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation service area. This is a varied group from grassroots community groups to well-established, mature organizations. The Brown Bag Seminars generally begin at 12:00 noon and end promptly at 1:30 p.m. The Foundation sponsors ten workshops per year: February through June and August through December.||Chester||*Main Site (Phoenixville Community Health Foundation)||Phoenixville Community Health Foundation|
|Roaring Spring Ministerium Food Pantry Cash Donations||The Roaring Spring Food Pantry welcomes and is grateful for any monetary donations towards items given to needy families from the Roaring Spring area.||Blair||Roaring Spring Food Pantry||Roaring Spring Ministerium|
|Somerset Area Ministries Charitable Donations||Somerset Area Ministries accepts charitable donations to support its various programs, including but not limited to the Somerset County Mobile Food Bank and Medical Van Services.||Somerset||Somerset Area Ministries||Somerset Area Ministries|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Komen in the Community - Grants and Outreach||Provides women and their families with information on breast health, the friendship and support necessary to confront these issues, and hope and encouragement for a world without breast cancer.||Philadelphia||Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Philadelphia Affiliate - Philadelphia; Washington Square West||Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Philadelphia|
|United Way of Bedford County Program Development Funds||Funding or support derived primarily from a broad segment of the general public to carry out social, educational, or other charitable activities serving the common welfare.||Bedford||United Way of Bedford County||United Way of Bedford County|
|United Way of Blair County Program Development Funds||Provide monetary support which recipient agencies may use to fund specific projects or services.||Blair||United Way of Blair County||United Way of Blair County|
|Vickie's Angel Foundation||Vickie's Angel Foundation provides a temporary financial bridge for families fighting cancer.
If you are undergoing cancer treatment and can’t work and that has caused financial hardship, we can help with non-medical expenses. There is an application and evaluation process and the application can be found on our website.||Cumberland||Vickie’s Angel Foundation||Vickie’s Angel Foundation|