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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Pennies from Heaven upcoming

  • Pennies From Heaven Caleb’s Foundation was started in loving memory of Caleb, a sweet little boy who found delight in simple things, such as his mommy’s guitar, his stuffed animal Mr. Bear and empty Gatorade bottles.
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  • - Pennies From Heaven Caleb’s Foundation was started in loving memory of Caleb, a sweet little boy who found delight in simple things, such as his mommy’s guitar, his stuffed animal Mr. Bear and empty Gatorade bottles.
    He brought joy to everyone he met with his amazing spirit, infectious laugh and energy for life that was unmatched.
    On Feb. 25, 2007, Caleb was granted his angel wings after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He was only two years old.
    Although his life ended much too soon, his legacy lives on through the Foundation his mother started in his memory.
    Caleb’s Pennies is rather unique in its concept which is “No parent should have to prioritize a payment or job before the care of their sick child.”
    The foundation has lived by this motto since May 2010 as they have financially assisted more than 270 families with a critically ill child.
    Our mission has remained the same since day one and that is to support parents in the care of their sick child, by relieving the stress of financial burdens at home.
    We help by covering rent and mortgage payments, electric and medical bills, other utility bills and much more” said Caleb’s mom, Nichole.
    Caleb’s Annual Tricky Tray fundraiser is being held on Sunday April 27 from noon-2:30 p.m. at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant in Hawley.
    Over 100 themed baskets, valued at $100+ for every family member including the pet will be raffled off.
    Admission is free, a cash bar is available, there will be door prizes & desserts will be given out. All ages are welcome.
    General tickets will be sold at $5 for 25, value packs for $50 and specialty baskets valued greater than $250 will be available for $1 and $5 per chance.
    Once again, Caleb’s Wishing Well will be set up so bring your extra pennies and change to toss in and make a wish.
    Due to outside support and volunteers, 98 percent of all donation money is able to go directly to families in need like Luke’s family.
    Luke is a seven year old with a complicated medical history since 11 months of age, including medulloblastoma, failure to thrive and seizure disorder.
    Page 2 of 2 - He has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy and is currently being evaluated for a lung transplant (Mortgage paid).
    Josiah is a two year old diagnosed with Crouzon’s syndrome which causes cranio-facial malformations and airway obstruction.
    He was hospitalized after birth and eventually transferred to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for three months. Both parents lost their jobs due to his lengthy hospital stay, then lost their home to Hurricane Sandy (Car payment). Zoe is a one year old born at 28 weeks gestation.
    She had a complicated medical course including cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease and hearing loss, which resulted in a nine month hospital stay (Electric bill paid).
    Michael is a 12 year old born with Prune Belly syndrome and transferred to CHOP.
    Over a ten year period, he has undergone multiple hospitalizations as well as a renal transplant and two kidney transplants.
    His mother was his most recent kidney donor which has put added pressure on the entire family (Rent bill paid).
    These are just a few of the families who have been financially assisted by Caleb’s Pennies From Heaven. Last year’s Tricky Tray event raised the most money to date, an incredible $44,000.
    With your help, hopefully more money will be raised this year and given back to families who need it most.
    Visit www.calebspennies.org for more information or contact Nichole Granville at calebspennies18@gmail.com if you would like to make a monetary donation or become an event sponsor.
    Pennies From Heaven Caleb’s Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax deductible as permitted by law.
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