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Founded: 1979 Located: 7443 Old Quarry Lane Brecksville, OH 44141
- Founder: Two IRS employees. Within a few years, concerned businessmen and their wives and The Wives of the Cleveland Browns established contact with other hospitals in the Cleveland area that treated terminally and chronically ill children.
- Projects sponsored: Provided chemo caps to prevent hair loss for children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, installed and kept a stock of toys in toy chests in Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals, at MetroHealth Medical Center (3 chests), and at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, an outdoor play court was built on the roof of Rainbow, and an indoor year-round garden and tree house was created at MetroHealth Medical Center, cabeling for an interactive TV system at a Rainbow, a special training room at Health Hill, turkeys are provided for hospital-bound children and the staffs on Thanksgiving at area hospitals, Christmas stockings are delivered and stuffed for children who must spend Christmas in the hospital, etc.
- Organization: Three committees are at the heart of The Leprechaun Foundation: The Wish Committee, The Fund raising Committee, and The Membership/Publicity Committee.
- Hospitals involved: Child Life Workers, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Ireland Cancer Center (University Hospitals), MetroHealth Medical Center, Health Hill, The Cleveland Clinic, and Hospice of the Western Reserve.
- Funding: They raise money from donations as well as fund raisers such as an annual golf tournament, auction, clambake, reverse raffle, etc.
- Percentage of donations: 98 cents of every dollar raised goes to the children.
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Olmstead Falls, OH 44138
Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $ 37 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect through our charity partners St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to the Make-A-Wish Foundation International and the Santa-America Fund. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals, and jewelry consumers.
Our goals are to unite the generous charitable giving efforts of the jewelry industry to support as many children in need as possible. We strive to involve more and more jewelers in our efforts and to promote to the consumer the good work that the jewelry industry is doing through Jewelers for Children.
The support from the jewelry industry has allowed for more than 1,200 children to be granted wishes in the U.S. and more than 12,000 to have their wish granted in India. More than 4,000 children in foster care have been helped with the support from the jewelry industry and more than 100,000 women have received support at clinics in developing countries. Our support has also provided for a bone marrow transplant unit, a chair in Genes and Genetic therapy and a stem cell transplant laboratory, all providing for hundreds of children to be treated for deadly cancers.
In 2010, nearly 1,600 companies have stepped up to become part of the industry's charity.
In the fall of 2010, Jewelers for Children introduced its first consumer media campaign to highlight the generosity of the jewelry industry through the organization. The campaign, fully donated, featured a JFC advertisement in major consumer publications. This was made possible with the support of Viewpoint Marketing, Studio-PR, Sandone Studios and Corporate Graphix. The campaign will be updated for the fall of 2011.
JFC success is achieved through the use of an extensive network of dedicated board members who are required to serve on committees and assist in involving more companies within the jewelry industry and increasing the amount of support we are able to provide to our charity partners.
Santa’s Hide A Way Hollow, a non-profit organization founded in 1981, is dedicated to working with seriously and terminally ill children and their families to provide comfort and support throughout the final stages of the child’s illness. Many children ask to see Santa for a last Christmas as they near the end of their struggle. Santa’s Hide Away is committed to meeting that very need any time of the year. Santa gives his healing Spirit to all!
Terminally and seriously ill children face incredible personal challenges throughout the progressive stages of their illness. The mythology and folkways of Santa Claus represents a very special form of support for these children. Santa Claus is about listening and supporting a child’s dreams, wishes and emotional and spiritual needs. A day of excitement being with Santa is a statement about the child’s worthiness. A child is encouraged to ask for what it is he or she wants and participates in the Spirit of Christmas with their family and friends. Santa also provides joyful and fond memories for the families that will support their healing needs after the loss of their loved one.
Santa has seen over 58,000 sick children over the last 30 years. We are 100% volunteer driven. No one in the organization receives a salary or fee. Santa arrives on the North Pole Firetrucks which are actual firetrucks driven by actual firemen who volunteer their time when not on duty at their stations.
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