There are so many wonderful non-profit organizations in the Northern Nevada area, one of which is The Give Hope Foundation. I was recently asked to be a board member for this organization, and could not pass up the opportunity to be a part of an organization with such an important cause. Give Hope provides financial assistance to Northern Nevada families with children battling a chronic illness.
Financial assistance for these families could include non-covered medical expenses, but could also be any number of expenses necessary to support the family and the child. These expenses could include rent or utility payments, travel expenses for out of state treatment, food, or any other expenses the family may need help paying. One of the things that sets this foundation apart is it does not target a specific illness, thus allowing the foundation to provide financial assistance to families that need help regardless of the child’s diagnosis or illness.
This foundation has helped over 325 families and has distributed over $650,000 since its inception. The majority of the funds stay in our local community to help northern Nevada families and a small percentage is allocated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Give Hope has been helping children in our community since 2001, and received its 501(c)(3) charitable exemption status in 2005. Each year Give Hope hosts two annual fundraising events including a golf tournament and an auction gala to help raise money to support their cause. Upcoming is the golf tournament on July 10th at the LakeRidge golf course. There will also be an Aces game on Wednesday, July 29th at 7:05 p.m. where a portion of the tickets bought through the Give Hope website will directly benefit the Give Hope Foundation. There are many opportunities to support this organization through the events and all year long through donations. More information about these events and the organization can be found at their website.