Snow “flake” Angels

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Each winter for the past 18 years, students at Campus Middle School take a break from their holiday wish list to give back to their community. The school’s annual snowflake drive offers an opportunity for students to sell snowflakes and raise funds for families facing financial challenges at the end of a loved one’s life. This year students raised an amazing $6,644! These students are truly offering light and hope to families in an otherwise difficult time.

Since 1999, Campus Middle School students have raised over $130,000 by embracing a difficult reality for vulnerable families in our community. They’ve shown incredible heart in raising money for The Denver Hospice. We couldn’t be more grateful!

What is Christopher’s Angels Fund?

Christopher’s Angels Fund was founded in 1989 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 struggled to find resources to help. They created this fund to help ease the financial stress on other families coping with terminal illness.

How are donations used?

Family assistance grants from Christopher’s Angels Fund can be requested for non-medical needs like food, clothing, mortgage/rent payments, monthly bills, home and auto repairs, and transportation expenses and even funeral/memorial service costs.

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. 

How can I help?

Gifts may be made to Christopher’s Angels Fund year-round here. Each August supporters participate in a motorcycle poker run to raise needed funds. Interested in learning more about this and other events? Please contact chrissieb@care4denver.org.

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