The Wayne County Childrens Cancer Fund is now capable of accepting long term securities. In most instances, an outright gift using long term held stock can offer a number of benefits for both the donor and our charity. When appriciated securities are held for more than one year are donated to WCCCF, the donor would recieve not only a charitable gift deduction for the full fair markey value of the gift but also the benfit of avoiding payment of tax on the capital gain. If you are curious about making a donation of appreciated assets or other estate planning stategy plese let us know.
STEAK DINNER FUNDRAISER
Our steak dinner fund raiser was held on April 6, 2014 at Captain Jack's in Sodus Point. 219 people enjoyed dinner and after auctioning off a multitude of great items, dressers, gift baskets, flowers, sporting equipment and lots more a profit of over $12,500 was realized. This exceeded last year by over $4000. Thanks to the great people who work on this project, our donors, families and all those who bid on items or donated. Thank you.
just some of the auction items
What We Do
We work closely with a Child Oncology social worker at Strong Hospital. Once we have the referral we meet with the family to try and understand their situation, both financially and emotionally. We try and provide the families with assistance they can not get elsewhere, we have provided gas cards, food, presents and gifts for both the ill child and other children in the family. We try to help with unexpected expenses. Each family is different and so are the things we do for each. We try and offer support so they may focus on the ill child. We have helped with insurance deductibles and even funeral expenses. Each request is reviewed and brought to the committee.
We do not try and compete with other support organizations, we try and work with the social worker to see the necessary support is given. A committee member volunteers to serve as the families contact with the charity so they always have someone to turn to.
Interested in helping? We can always use the help. It may be working with a family, helping at the golf tournament or steak dinner. Getting publicity for us helps to provide for what we do. We are not looking for recognition but for ways to help the families. You may now contribute to us through the United Way - use code 2520 - Wayne County Children's Cancer Fund. If you want to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bill at 315-576-0698.