We have awarded 311 educational scholarships for children so that they can better themselves, and are on target for giving out an additional 35 scholarships each year for many years to come.
We have helped 7,158 families to date with over $1,000,000 in financial assistance. The amount of our financial assistance is growing in proportion to the monies coming in to Aubrey’s Foundation. We are pleased to say that we are able to help more families with bigger amounts than we’ve been able to in the past. This total is strictly for grants to families and does not include our other programs.
Organizing over 40 themed dinner parties complete with crafts for the children for the Ronald McDonald House families to boost these families’ spirits so they can carry on taking care of their sick child. We have touched close to 2,500 families who have lived at Ronald McDonald House because of our dinner parties.
Hosted 7 Holiday Parties and organized buying toys and gifts to brighten the lives of sick children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Dayton Children’s. These families will never forget this Holiday Party because we try to make this the most memorable event that will be able to stay with them forever.
In previous years, supplied camping items for Camp Joyful Hearts. We gave each camper Aubrey Rose Foundation logo’d items that will help them with their week at camp, such as backpacks filled with an umbrella, rain ponchos, flashlight, ball cap, camera, beach ball and beach towel.
In previous years, hosted an annual Hopeful Hearts for Children themed picnic complete with decorations, crafts and dinner so that families of “Heart Kids” can start to build lasting relationships to help families cope.
Our “Aubrey’s Angels” team for the Heart Mini Marathon for the American Heart Association has raised over $100,000 to help wipe out the #1 killer – heart disease – and the #3 killer – strokes.
LifeCenter Organ Donor Network encourages and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissues for transplantation. LifeCenter works with 28 area hospitals to serve the people of the Greater Cincinnati area, including Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. The organization works in conjunction with U.S. Tissue and Cell, the Cincinnati Eye Bank, and the Midwest Ear Foundation. Jerry & Nancy Hollenkamp received the Paul Hackman Award which is the highest honor that LifeCenter bestows on volunteers. This was given because of their devotion to raising awareness of the need for organ donations. Read full newspaper article.
In April of 2001, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, an outspoken advocate of organ and tissue donation, launched the Workplace Partnership for Life program to raise awareness of the need for increased donation. This program focuses on engaging businesses, organizations and other places of employment to educate employees about the critical shortage of organs and tissues for transplantation. The Workplace Partnership for Life is truly a win-win campaign in which everyone can play a significant role in recruiting potential organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors. The Aubrey Rose Foundation was one of the founding members for Ohio’s Workplace Partnership for Life. Read More »
In November of 2006, our first Healing the World’s Hearts program patient had open-heart surgery. Aubrey’s Foundation was able to fund this entire operation with support from Dr. Peter Manning and the Heart Center staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A beautiful three year old Russian girl named Elena had her surgery on a Monday and within two weeks was able to go back home and start to live a “normal” life with a repaired heart. This operation saved her life and Aubrey’s Foundation is hoping that we can continue to help many children from with the United States as well as children from around the world get a life-saving heart repair so that they too can enjoy a happy and especially healthy life!