Christopher’s Angels Fund was founded by Bob and Donna Johnson in memory of their son. Christopher died in the care of The Denver Hospice when he was two years old. The Johnsons struggled financially during Christopher’s illness and were offered no resources to help. They hoped that by creating this fund they could ease the financial stress on other families coping with terminal illness.
How does Christopher’s Angels Fund help families served by The Denver Hospice?
Family assistance grants from Christopher’s Angels Fund can be requested for non-medical needs like food, mortgage/rent payments, home and auto repairs, special occasions, outings and celebrations, travel expenses, summer camps and other activity fees for children. It can also cover funeral/memorial service costs and direct care expenses not covered by insurance.
Christopher’s Angels Fund truly makes a difference in the lives of families serviced by The Denver Hospice. As families reach the end of a long battle with a terminal illness, their financial resources are often depleted. Many hospice families find themselves not only dealing with the stress of illness, but coping with being stretched beyond their limits, trying to fit work and other responsibilities into a physically and emotionally demanding experience.
The grants given from Christopher’s Angels Fund help alleviate financial burdens, enabling hospice patients and families to attend to what is most important – spending as much quality time as they can with the people they love.
Under the “Allocate Your Gift” section, in the “Choose a Program” dropdown, please select “Christopher’s Angels Fund.” You can also make a check out to The Denver Hospice, and write “Christopher’s Angels Fund” on the memo line, and send to:
The Denver Hospice
501 S. Cherry St., #700
Denver CO 80246
For more information and support please contact:
The Denver Hospice Development Department