The Piggyback Foundation

About Us

The purpose of The Piggyback Foundation is to help carry families through times of need. We provide assistance to the challenges children and those who love and care for them face when confronted with a serious physical illness. In partnership with the people we serve, our volunteers and our board members are committed to following God's guidance in our mission.

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Christmas 2015

Dear Friends of The Piggyback Foundation,

As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks for a successful 2015. While the year is not quite over yet, we have continued to grow and support more Huron/ Erie county children and families as they battle cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

In fact, with our continued growth, we are on pace for the most successful year in our Foundation's 8 year history. We are blessed to report the impact that our volunteer team has made in the community. With your generous support, we have helped provide financial assistance to over 72 families. In some cases, the need was met with immediate financial relief for gas cards, so that families could continue to get their child or loved one to life-saving treatment. In others, we covered the cost of basic grocery expenses due to a parent's lost time from work, so they could focus on the care and treatment of their loved one. Last, but most important to our mission, we helped over 100 local children with financial support for educational needs, extracurricular activities and family fun events. Whatever the need in 2015, The Piggyback Foundation was able to meet it.

Our team is working hard for the 2015 Holiday Program. 31 local families will benefit from the generosity of families, high school sports teams, church groups, and corporations throughout our county, who wanted to make a difference in the lives of kids and families they don't even know. There is no greater feeling than to restore the holiday spirit for families who struggled so greatly.

We are proud that our strong governance results in 97% of all monies raised from events and donations flow right back to area families who need it most. Our resale and retail shop, When Pigs Fly, has met and exceeded its 2015 giving goal.

We are equally excited for what 2016 will bring, helping make a difference in the lives of children and their families as they battle cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

If you have donated this year, thank you!  Your support makes a tremendous difference to our mission.  If you have not yet considered a year-end gift or would like to make an additional contribution, you still have time to make your tax-deductible donation to

The Piggyback Foundation
before 2015 is over.

Together, we all have the power to make a difference.

As the year comes to an end, I'd like to personally ask you to continue to invest in the lives of cancer patients, as most of our applicants are battling cancer. It has touched us all, and if we join together in support, I know we can put our passion and talents to use to make a more significant impact in the coming year.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the children and families we serve, thank you for making a difference in the lives of children and families when they need it most – please accept our very best wishes for a

Merry Christmas and a New Year
filled with hope and joy.

With appreciation and gratitude,

Lisa Hiler
The Piggyback Foundation

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