Having a child who suffers from a chronic or terminal illness, or has sustained an injury, is difficult enough without having to worry about the financial costs that come with it. However, those costs are an unfortunate reality for many families in the Mahoning Valley, regionally and nationally.
In an effort to raise awareness to an ongoing struggle of these families caring for chronically or terminally ill children, Anthony Spano, Founder & Executive Director of The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley joined with a national network of organizations that share a similar mission to proclaim May 15 All for the Kids Day in March of 2016.
Anthony was instrumental when it came to reaching out to the community, various organizations and political leaders to all came together for this great mission. In December 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Ohio HB 580 into law establishing May 15 as All for the Kids Day. Since that time, Anthony Spano has been working to raise public awareness nationally.
The All for the Kids Fund was established to help children suffering from a chronic or terminal illness or an injury. Often, with limited resources, families & organizations are doing everything in their power to provide the highest level of care and comfort for their loved ones. This fund will assist programs & families who are financially struggling to help their child who is chronically or terminally ill or who may be suffering from an injury.
The fund’s goal is to raise at least $15,000, to start, so we are able to help assist programs and families caring for their chronically or terminally ill children, or to help those who have children who have suffered from an injury. Additionally, proceeds from the selling of all apparel promoting All for the Kids Day will benefit this fund while helping to create awareness for the ongoing struggles for these families and children.
You can help to spread the message and support the fund by making a donation, by visiting AllForKidsDay.org, sharing on social media, and by purchasing apparel and take a photo wearing the items and sharing it on social media throughout the year. The more that people share the more we can raise awareness for this great cause.