Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer Donation Solicitation

Dear Heroes for Children Supporter,

Every summer Heroes for Children receives the same call—a social worker who needs assistance for a family in a hurry. Our average processing period of less than seven days is just not fast enough. It’s the summer in Texas, the utility bills are more than usual, and the cancer family needs our help. Every summer, Heroes for Children responds to this call in the same way—immediate payment of utilities to keep a family from battling the Texas heat without air conditioning.

While many families are preparing for summer vacation, trips to the beach, and hours at the pool, families battling childhood cancer are spending hours in the hospital for in-patient stays, surgeries, and clinic visits. With cancer treatment lasting from six months to three years, most families report one parent quitting his/her job to care for the patient. This loss of income compounded with the added financial strain of medical bills can become more than a parent can handle. Last summer, more than 30% of all requests for financial assistance were solely to pay utility payments. An additional 30% went towards general household bills, to include rent or mortgage and utilities.

This summer, we ask that you consider making a donation to Heroes for Children to aid families with meeting those important basic needs. Whether you donate a gift of $25 or $750 (our average assistance donation to families), you make an impact for a Texas family and aid Heroes for Children in accomplishing our mission. Thank you for continually supporting the goal of Heroes for Children of enabling families to focus on the most important part of treatment—the child.

We thank you in advance for your gift to Heroes for Children. Your donation makes the mission of the organization possible for the many families across the state that will be served. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 214-256-5824.

Jenny Scott Larissa Linton
Executive Director/Co-Founder Director of Development/Co-Founder

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