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Team Lilly Foundation!

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$10,000 grant recipient!  

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Team Lilly Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation with the purpose of assisting families battling pediatric cancer. We grant financial assistance to patients and families who have been verified through the patients’ medical team at treating hospital. To help with bills, travel for treatment, birthday and cancer free bashes, holiday care packages to 200 kids three holidays a year, and too often than our hearts will ever accept, with funeral expenses.

If we are so fortunate to receive the grant of $10,000 we will allocate the money in this way.

The first $2520 will cover the cost to ship 140 Easter care packages to our fighters nationwide. Each fighter will receive a large priority flat rate box filled with, a blanket, handmade pillowcase, clothes, toys, earbuds or headphones, art supplies, coloring books, board games, a custom mug for mom or dad with a Starbucks gift cards and more surprises.

$4480 will go toward our financial assistance fund, to be used for meal delivery to inpatients, bill pay, travel for treatment, electricity bills, rent, car payments, gas cards and gift cards for groceries, birthday parties and funerals. The need will vary based on assistance requested. and lastly,

$3000 toward work and items needed for our work space and toward business costs for marketing and outreach.

We currently work out of our garage and have been able to convert it to our packing space. We need to paint, purchase tables and cabinets. bins for organization, packing materials such as tape, sharpies, scissors (the whole nine) We have not been able to make this project finished because when it comes to our donors money if it comes to a folding table or a meal for a family we always pick the family. This grant would allow us to finally make this space a priority.

Thank you so much for this opportunity and all that you do to make this world brighter.

Creating awareness, creates CHANGE!  

In 2012, we launched our “Be the Change” initiative. This web-based program allows our supporters to nominate the areas where they want to see change occur in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. Then our entire network can vote for the cause they’d not only like to see win, but will support. We love that our supporters now have a voice and a platform that help guide our fundraising and giving. The Sheckler Foundation will come alongside the winner giving them a $10,000 grant and help make their plans a reality!

Our goal through "Be the Change" is to create awareness for all 4 finalists by using our global platform to share their story.  The voting and rallying is NOT for the sake of competition.  We could choose a "winner" other ways.  The voting and rallying is intended to create a ground swell of support for each of our 4 finalists, showing what can happen when we activate our community to get involved with causes that matter.      

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Stay tuned to enter our next round of BE THE CHANGE!

Date will be announced soon!

The 3 questions often asked to enter BE THE CHANGE:

1. Does the entry have to be an official 501(C)3 Nonprofit? 
NO, it does not. As long as your cause is in line with the Sheckler Foundation mission statement supporting pediatric causes, enrichment programs for at risk youth or injured action sports athletes, and meets all the requirements outlined on our website, you may enter.

2. Can I enter a person/individual? 
YES! If you know of a child with an illness, injury, special needs who needs some help, tell us their story! If you know of a Professional Actions Sports Athlete who has been injured and needs help, tell us their story! Be sure to have a plan, proposed budget and video to tell their story well. Our website has the information and details on what is required.

3. Do I have to have a video? 
YES. A video will help our voters know who they are supporting and why your cause is so important. 

Important NEW GUIDELINES and tips before you submit your entry:

  • All entries must be in line with our mission statement of supporting causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes.  If it is not in line with our mission, it will NOT be chosen as one of the top 4 nominees.
  • You must have a proposed budget that should NOT exceed $10,000.  Entires with a proposed budget is over $10,000 will automatically be disqualified.
  • Be specific about material items that are needed. For example: printing, lumber, food, clothes, etc.
  • Write your entry in the way you would want it to be read by the voters, as if you were chosen.  REMEMBER that we are all hearing about your cause for the first time.  That will help you to be more clear and concise in your delivery.
  • Clearly describe the proposed plan you would like The Sheckler Foundation to help you execute.
  • All entries MUST have a YouTube video link telling your story.  If you do not have a YouTube video, you will not be chosen as a top 4 nominee. 

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