Happy & Healthy 2021!
Conner's Cause for Children wishes all of our friends a very happy & healthy 2021!
Even though 2020 was one of the most difficult and challenging years for all of us,
Conner's Cause for Children was able to provide urgently needed financial assistance to 350 area families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, thanks to your generosity!
In 2021, Conner's Cause for Children will continue to help our families who have experienced unprecedented economic hardships due to the ongoing Covid crisis. Thanks to your continuing generosity, we will be able to provide more families with the resources they need to safely shelter at home and protect their medically fragile children.
The support that we have received from Sprouts Farmers Market and the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has made it possible for Conner's Cause to provide assistance to every eligible family for over twelve years. In 2020, thanks to an extremely generous $150,000 grant, we were able to maintain our previous levels of program services, even though we were forced to cancel all of our fundraising events. We are deeply grateful for all of our friends at Sprouts "where goodness grows" and helps ease the burden for Conner'sCause families!
Thank you to these community friends!
The Grauer School in Encinitas
For almost twenty years, the caring and compassionate community of students, staff and families of The Grauer School have brought holiday cheer into the homes of Conner's Cause families throughout San Diego. This year, one hundred families received special gifts from Grauer families. On behalf of all of us at Conner's Cause, we would like to thank everyone at The Grauer School for creating smiles year after year!
Girl Scout Troop 1378
Girl Scout Troop 1378 in San Marcos chose Conner's Cause for Children for their Bronze Service Award Project because they wanted to do something to make a difference in the lives of other children and their families. Thanks to their hard work, several Conner's Cause families received help with groceries and holiday presents, as well as personal notes from each of the Girl Scouts.
Many thanks and congratulations to Troop Leader, Mayra and Troop 1378 members; Leah, Scarlett, Janelle, Tatianne, Mariah, Violet, Sabrina,Isabel and proud parents
Patrina Reed & Women of Promise Resource Center
The amazing Patrina Reed and her volunteers distributed turkeys and all the fixings or grocery store vouchers for prepared turkey dinners to over 60 Conner's Cause families this Thanksgiving! We are grateful for their commitment to helping families in need!
Our Response to COVID19
As we begin the new year, the COVID19 pandemic continues to create additional stress and economic hardships for families of Conner's Cause, whose medically fragile children are particularly vulnerable to any and all viruses.
Moreover, the unprecedented disruptions caused by COVID19 creates additional economic hardships for our families who struggle to make ends meet in normal times.
Many of our families have lost employment or seen a reduction in income, while others have had to give up employment rather than risk exposure to COVID19.
Each day of this ongoing emergency brings urgent requests for assistance from families running out of groceries, gas and care supplies or at risk of losing essential services.
As we have for the past twenty-five years, Conner's Cause will continue to ease the burden for our families, but we will need some extra help to meet their increased needs for the duration of this emergency.
We know that many of our friends and donors have also been impacted by this pandemic, however we are asking you to give whatever you can to help us continue to help our families who need your support now more than ever.
As this emergency continues, we will do our best to post weekly updates on additional resources in our region that may be available to our families and friends.
Our Parent Navigator, Traci Rico, sends twice-weekly emails to families with important information about a wide range of financial and other resources throughout our region, including disease specific programs.
If you would like to be included on Traci's email list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions please let us know.
Please click here for a list of those resources currently available.
Conner’s Cause for Children
1345 Encinitas Boulevard,Ste. 223
Encinitas, CA 92024
We're working on updating and improving our website to better inform our supporters, introduce you to more of our Conner's Cause children and make it easier for our families to request assistance.
Due to ongoing COVID 19 restrictions regarding events, travel concerns and safety, we were forced to cancel all of our in-person fund raising events for 2020, including our September 14, 2020 Golf Classic at the Shadowridge Golf Club.
We have tentatively rescheduled our golf event for September 2021.
MEET CONNER'S CAUSE FAMILIES:
Emilee is the single mother of two month old Baby Lohgan, sisters Addah and Deliyah and big brother Gahvyn. Lohgan spent several weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit right after his birth because of serious congenital heart defects.
Cylus was born with bilary atresia, a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that affects only infants. He was hospitalized shortly after birth for the first of many surgeries and procedures. At some point, he will probably need a liver transplant.
Meet Faith ...
Four year old Faith was born at 32 weeks with gastroschisis, a rare birth defect in which a baby’s intestines and other organs are on the outside of the body at birth. When Faith was born the doctors had to cut off nearly all of Faith’s intestines. Now, Faith is on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to give her body what it needs to keep Faith alive.