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    Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Travel ProgramRecognizing 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. After Submission: •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!MontgomeryAlex's Lemonade Stand - Montgomery; WynnewoodAlex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
    United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: General Assistance ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. General Assistance may be provided when unexpected events or expenses cause a serious financial burden and financial need is demonstrated. CGMA General Assistance differs from CGMA Emergency Assistance because the qualifying circumstance does not immediately endanger personal well being or require urgent help. Certain eligibility and assistance restrictions apply, and are outlined in the CGMA Manual. Examples of Authorized General Assistance:
    • Adoption,
    • Child Support,
    • Childcare,
    • Family In-Home Day-care Facility,
    • Financial Counseling,
    • Government Travel Cards,
    • Household Furnishings,
    • Immigration Fees,
    • Insurance,
    • Loss of Income,
    • Moving Expenses,
    • Non-Emergency Travel,
    • Non-Support/Inadequate Support,
    • Past Due Bills and Expenses,
    • Pay, Travel & Allotment Problems,
    • Vehicle Repair,
    • Vehicle Other Expenses.
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