We gave Josh Cares $4,200 to allow a Child Life Specialist to spend weekends with seriously ill children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Also, we gave $2,800 to Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House to purchase polar fleece blankets for the house.
In 2012, we had 392 in attendance and raised $31,249! Heritage Hill Foundation supported the following organizations in 2012:
A $5000 donation was presented to Cancer Family Care to help support Camp Courage Youth Day Camp. HHF is once again excited to support this one day youth camp.
A $3500 donation was presented to Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati to purchase 7 full reclining chairs to be placed in cancer patient rooms. We commend the entire staff at RMH for their outstanding care they provide their guests.
Every third year the Heritage Hill Foundation awards a $10,000 donation to a worthy organization. This year we presented the grant to Josh Cares. This donation will help support a portion of a Josh Cares Child Life Specialist time for one year. The Josh Cares organization is dedicated to ensuring no seriously ill child goes through hospitalization at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital alone.
Check out these wonderful organizations we've helped in the past:
Josh Cares - 2011
Josh Cares founded and funds 100% of the costs of the Child Life Fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Six professionally trained fellows spend their days providing comfort, support, and companionship to children so they do not feel alone and afraid at this time of great crisis. The fellows also strive to keep the families connected to their children during physical separations as possible. Heritage Hill Foundation donated $3,500 to Josh Cares towards funding one fellow.
Cancer Family Care - 2008
Heritage Hill Foundation sponsored the 2008 Camp Courage for Cancer Family Care. This is a one day camp where children get to forget about cancer and have some fun. They also get the opportunity to ask a doctor any questions they want about cancer, cures, treatments, and care. The camp was held in Rowe Woods in Milford and attended by 27 children ranging in age from 5 to 14. The theme of the day was Hawaiian Luau, everyone wore leis, some even had on grass skirts! Heritage Hill is very proud of sponsoring this camp and hopes to continue its support in the future.
The Holmes on Eden - 2005
Located in Cincinnati and associated with the University of Cincinnati, The Holmes on Eden is an affordable and comfortable hotel for University Hospital patients, their families, and friends. The Heritage Hill Foundation has been providing financial support for numerous cancer patients receiving treatment at the Barrett Center in Cincinnati. Since 2001, we have provided accommodations for many guests hard hit with the realities of living with cancer. In addition to providing free rooms, Heritage Hill donates comfort items such as movies and books to make the guests of Holmes on Eden feel more at home. And in Memory of Andrew Smith, Holmes on Eden created Andrews Quiet room: a quiet place for visitors to sit and collect their thoughts.
In addition, a laptop computer utilized in the Holmes Business Center was donated by the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative through the Heritage Hill Foundation.
Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati - 2011
Heritage Hill Foundation is proud to continue our relationship with Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. The work they do to support families while undergoing treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is needed. Heritage Hill Foundation donated $3,500 to Ronald McDonald House to make the patients and their families a little more comfortable.
Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati - 2007
Heritage Hill was very proud to sponsor a room at the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati for the year. Heritage Hill provided a room which allowed families to stay without the financial commitments of a hotel room while their children are receiving treatment at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati. The Heritage Hill also provided items from the Ronald McDonald House wish list: a play-station game console, new pool cues, bed spreads for every room in the house, and some new weight equipment for the weight room.
The Miracle House - 2004
The Miracle House provides housing, meals, and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to New York City for critical medical treatment. Andrew and his family received incredible support from The Miracle House during his battle with cancer. The Heritage Hill Foundation continues to support The Miracle House in his honor; including a $10,000 donation that was applied toward furniture in a new Miracle House apartment. Displayed within the living room of this apartment will be photographs from Andrews battle with cancer and the support network of his family and friends.
Dayton Children's Hospital, Oncology Department - 2009
HHF is pleased to announce that Dayton Children's Hospital will receive the HHF 2009 Grant. The money will go directly to the Children's Oncology department. At the 2009 Auction, we were honored to hear directly from those working at the Children's Oncology department at Dayton Children's.
Cancer Family Care - 2006
Heritage Hill donated $15,000 to Cancer Family Care at Andrew's Annual Art Auction in 2006. The mission of Cancer Family Care is to strengthen the well-being and alleviate the suffering of children, adults, and families coping with cancer. This organization was founded in 1971 to serve the residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. They provide counseling and understanding to cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the devastating emotional impact of disease and loss. Cancer Family Care's social workers are specially trained to help individuals and families deal with the fears, frustrations, and communication difficulties that occur when cancer is diagnosed.
Dr. Robert J. Goulet - 2003
Dr Robert J. Goulet, Jr. is the Medical Director of the Breast Care & Research Center at The University Cancer Center in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Goulet's research has played a significant role in the fight against cancer. The Heritage Hill Foundation presented Dr. Goulet with a check for $10,000 to aid him in this critical research. As he accepted his check, Dr. Goulet recalled the time he spent with Andrew and Andrews phenomenal desire to survive his cancer. We should all be proud to know that a man of Dr. Goulet's professionalism and humanity is with us in our fight for a cure.