Hoover Hope Foundation has seen successes multiply as the organizationhas matured. Our reputation for producing fun and worthwhile family-centered activities has encouraged both repeat sponsors to continue in those roles. Just as rewarding are the new donors who choose to support HHF after attending one of our events such as a songwriter's night we recently held at a local establishment.
We also recognize continuing challenges as well. The economic times present intense competition for philanthropic contributions from corporations and individuals alike. We take great pride in expressing our appreciation to all who assist us, either in person or in monetary donations.We also include a "real life" story such as the one below for our givers so they can get a glimpse of how they help us help others:
We have a 16 year-old patient who lives in Kentucky with her single mother and two siblings. She was diagnosed last year with extensivemetastatic disease and has been receiving regularly scheduled inpatient chemotherapy treatments since that time. In addition, she returns to our outpatient clinic weekly for doctor visits and has occasional scans and tests to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. She is now undergoing daily radiation treatments which will continue for the next five weeks. Because the other two siblings are in school the mother needs to be home in the morning and when they get out of school, so staying locally for the next five weeks is not an option.The daily round trip to Vanderbilt for radiation treatments is putting a huge burden on this mother due to the high cost of gas. Thanks to the Hoover Hope Fund and the gas cards they can provide, we now have a way to help this mother and others like her whose child’s life depends on being able to receive optimal treatment on schedule, without missing any days of treatment.
John is a 13-year-old cancer dx patient who is receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital, which is a 3 to 4 hour drive from his home in East TN. John loves the outdoors, loves fishing and has many pets including a favorite cat, Jake. Due to the distance, the family could not afford the weekly trips back and forth for treatment. His mother and father are just over income to be eligible for other funds and resources. Even though they had a regular income the extra costs of gas definitely was making a dent in their budget.Hoover funds is set up to help us provide the family gas cards. Thanks to the extra help for gas, John has been able to recover in his own bed at home between treatments and be close to his buddy Jake.
We offer families an emergency grant no greater than
$2000. These grants are awarded by the
board pending a review of the grant application. It is awarded based on financial need as
assessed by social workers reviewing patient applications. These social workers are familiar with the
individual cases and specific needs of each family. Emergency requests might include assistance
with phone bills, gas cards, grocery cards, and other minor expenses not
covered by insurance.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
The dramatic achievements of public health in the 20th century have improved our quality of life in a myriad of ways, including an increase in life expectancy, worldwide reduction of infant and child mortality rates, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases. In Middle Tennessee, improvements in preventive medicine and advanced medical technology have resulted in increased life expectancy and improved health for many residents. However, significant health disparities exist in our region, resulting in poor health status often related to economic status, race, and/or gender.
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