All for the Kids Day

Chronic and terminal illnesses impact the lives of tens of thousands of children daily in the United States. These conditions affect not only the everyday life and activities of a child but present challenges for parents, siblings, families, and friends. Children with chronic and terminal illnesses also require extensive therapies and medical care all of which can come at a great cost, to families financially and emotionally. All for the Kids Day, a national day of recognition, provides hope and support for these kids and their families. 

In an effort to raise awareness Anthony Spano, Founder & Executive Director of The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley & the Spano Foundation, saw the need for assisting these families right in the Mahoning Valley. But he knew that the need for assistance reached well beyond the valley. So Anthony joined with a national network of organizations, community leaders and legislators all sharing a mission to proclaim May 15 All for the Kids Day in March of 2016. In December 2016, Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio HB 580 into law, which included companion legislation offered by Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, D-33, establishing All for the Kids Day for May 15.

 

How Does All for the Kids Day Help?

By raising awareness on a local, state, and national level, All for the Kids Day focuses more attention on the pervasiveness of families who are struggling with serious medical conditions. By helping All for the Kids Day you will join with thousands of families and organizations across America that share mission work to provide assistance and support to families who require financial and volunteer support. 

Anthony Spano and The Hope Foundation started the All for the Kids Day national movement with the goal that we will be able to generate increased community awareness and support for children nationwide.

Who Supports All for the Kids Day?

The national network of nonprofit organizations includes:

  • Camp Virginia Jaycees – Blue Ridge, Virginia
  • Diocese of Youngstown – Youngstown, Ohio
  • The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley – Youngstown, Ohio
  • Parker Foundation for Health & Happiness – McKinney, Texas
  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity – Oxford, Ohio
  • The Memby Memorial for Cancer – Youngstown, Ohio

Ohio Senators Joe Schiavoni (Columbiana & Mahoning), Tom Sawyer (Akron) and Capri Cafaro (Ashtabula, Geauga [part], Trumbull), Mahoning County Commissioners, Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Trumbull County Commissioners, and Warren Mayor Doug Franklin provide additional support.

How Can I Help?

You can help The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley by volunteering your time or with your charitable support. Email or call us to volunteer. To make a donation, click the Donate Now button or mail a check made payable to the Spano Foundation, with All for the Kids Fund in the memo. 

Please mail your check to:
All for the Kids Fund
Spano Foundation
P.O. Box 735 Youngstown, OH 44501