Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
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Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Help and hope for families with seriously ill children since 1976
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Kelly Anne Dolan
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund helps families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. We provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items to families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware; we advocate for and provide education and information to families nationwide.

Families in crisis are referred to us by an extensive network of social workers, case managers, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals within hospitals, medical facilities, social service agencies, and treatment centers. The Fund has assisted more than 23,000 families in almost 38 years of operation. We help keep the lights on, fill the oil tank, pay the rent, purchase handicap equipment, and provide relief to families with respite events and at the holidays.

If you are a healthcare professional and you would like to make a referral, please click Log In above to register on our site. To learn more about the full scope of our services to help families, read about our Programs. Also, check our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.

Our Story
When Kelly Anne Dolan was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, her parents Peggy and Joe learned how the serious illness of a child can affect an entire familyemotionally, physically, and financially. After six-year-old Kelly lost her battle with the disease in 1976, Peggy and Joe created the Fund to help families dealing with the illness or disability of a child. Learn more about the Dolans' story in this short video, produced by Center City Film and Video when Peggy received the Please Touch Museum's Great Friend to Kids Award.

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Support KADMF Through Amazon Smile
While you're doing your holiday shopping, you can help families in need!
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Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program
We are very grateful to the generous sponsors who have made our Holiday program a success! If you would like to contribute, we are still accepting gift card donations.
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Whole Foods 5% Day
On Wednesday, January 14, the Whole Foods stores in North Wales and Jenkintown will donate 5% of all net sales to the Fund!
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Wine in Winter 2015
Reservations are now available for our eighth annual Wine in Winter on February 6, 2015!
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2nd Annual Golf Outing Scheduled for May 2015
Mark your calendars for the "Help and Hope Open" on May 15!
GuideStar Gold
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We are pleased to announce that the KADMF has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the KADMF’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability, as we share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our constituents and supporters and with GuideStar’s online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.
Creative Ways to Contribute
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund participates in the United Way's donor option program (for United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, use donor option number 03972). We also participate in the Combined Federal Campaign for Southeastern Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley Areas, South Jersey, and Delaware (use campaign number 66587). And did you know that you can benefit KADMF by searching the web using GoodSearch? Or by shopping at Amazon? Find out more about these other ways to give.

American Red Cross
We are honored to be able to include the insignia for the American Red Cross Blood Services on our website, because Kelly Anne Dolan and her sister Kim relied on the generosity and kindness of blood donors throughout their illness. They, like so many children diagnosed with blood disorders, leukemia, and other forms of cancer, required regular transfusions for their treatments and to get beyond a crisis. Kelly Anne and Kim were transfused as often as 15 times a month
approximately 700-800 units of blood products during the course of their illness.

How can you thank a blood donor? The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund was established as a way to "give back" to the more than 700 blood donors who allowed the Dolan family time to enjoy Kelly Anne and who also made it possible for Kim to live long enough to find a cure. Blood donors are our heroes! We can't thank them enough!

The need for blood is ongoing. Please consider making a donation soon, if not today! See our Resources and Links page for more information about the Red Cross.

Peggy Dolan's Blog
A Bountiful Season (Already)
As John Keats wrote, so memorably, 200 years ago, Autumn is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, the season when the harvest yields the rich rewards of months of nurturing, labor and love.
10/13/2014
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

The official registration and financial information of Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999 (toll free in Pennsylvania). Registration does not imply endorsement. IRS Form 990 and audit for fiscal years 2010-2013 can be viewed in our Image Library.

The KADMF is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and is registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.

Please see our Mission page to read our Confidentiality and Privacy Statement.