Mission Delivery – Grants
Thank you for your support to the Keller Family Community Foundation (KFCF). Your generosity has enable the KFCF to fund over $50,000 in transportation programs for chemo treatments at area hospitals throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. During these tough economic times these funds are providing families an additional fighting chance to overcome cancer. None of these additional programs would have been possible without your help. Thank you!
- Centra Care Health Systems; Paynesville, Minnesota
- Centra Care Health Systems; St. Cloud, Minnesota
- Centra Care Health Systems; Melrose, Minnesota
- Centra Care Health Systems; Long Prairie, Minnesota
- Centra Care Health Systems; Alexandria, Minnesota
- Centra Care Health Systems; Monticello, Minnesota
- Centra Care Health Systems; Sauk Centre, Minnesota
- Meeker County Memorial Hospital; Litchfield, Minnesota
- Marshfield Hospital; Marshfield, Wisconsin
- Hancock Hospital; Hancock, Michigan
- American Family Children’s Hospital; (AFCH); Madison, Wisconsin
- Centgra Health; Woodstock, Illinois
If you would like to view pictures of grants handed out please click link.
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In the photo left to right are Julie Keller Dornbusch, Gary Ashfeld, Janie Martz, Jeanie Thompson, Dennis Weimerskirch, Nick Keller, and Janet Keller. KFCF members not in photo are Paul Jeddeloh, Melissa (Keller) Ngeno, and Carrie Burhop Keller.
The Keller Family Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has given its first grant award to Ruth’s Free Wig Closet, Aitkin, Minnesota. Jeanie Thompson and Janie Martz representing Ruth’s Free Wig Closet were presented their grant award at a recent KFCF board meeting. Ruth’s Free Wig Closet is a wonderful nonprofit organization that offer programs available to cancer patients at no charge such as hats, caps, scarves, wigs, wig styling and cutting, and the “Look Good…Feel Better” services from certified cosmetologists. In 1995, after experiencing the death of their mother from pancreatic cancer, sisters Janie Martz and Jeanie Thompson saw a need for a program to help women face the challenge of a lifetime. Through their hair salon in Aitkin, the sisters began collecting wigs, which they cleaned and restyled and offered at no charge to cancer patients. At Ruth’s Free Wig Closet the most important thing is to help cancer survivors look great, feel great and look like themselves when they are going through the most stressful time in their lives. Ruth’s Free Wig Closet was recently featured in a popular national magazine “Hometown Hero” article. For more program information about Ruth’s Free Wig Closet or to donate to the organization call 218-927-2128 218-927-2128 218-927-2128 218-927-2128 or visit their website at RUTHSFREEWIGCLOSET.ORG. Ruth’s Free Wig Closet is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and located inside Jeanie & Co Hair Salon, 116 Minnesota Avenue North, Aitkin, Minnesota.
The Keller Family Community Foundation is also working with 8 area hospitals within Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan; also Road to Recover Organization to give out additional grant awards to support existing or start transportation assistance programs for people with cancer to help with transportation needs during their treatments and follow up appointments.