It is important to provide families the opportunity to attend activities that help strengthen the family unit, provide stress relief and make memorable moments. The Piggyback Foundation provides funding to families, at a time when finances are limited, to make memorable moments happen.
Birthdays Count sends birthday wishes, gift cards and provides funds for gifts and parties to all children in the family.
The emotional stress and isolation felt by children, when attention has been directed to the ill family member, may cause them to fall behind in school. It is important to work with the parents, the school, and the teacher to meet the child's academic needs. The foundation provides funding for school fees, book fees, tutorig and educational materials.
Piggyback Readers provides support materials to help families cope and books for children and their families to enjoy together.
The Piggyback Foundation works with the family to maintain the children's extracurricular activities. In times of financial uncertainty, many families have to set priorities. The difficult decision to discontinue extracurricular activities can be devastating to a child's emotional, physical, and social well being. It is important that the children are able to continue to be involved in these enjoyable activities that help reduce stress.
If desired, we will support the family in prayer and faith development. The foundation believes that with God all things are possible.
Soup for Souls volunteers organize comfort baskets with homemade soup and snacks with prayers for healing for our PBF families.
Cards of Hope sends out messages of inspiration to those in need.
Meeting the needs of emergency situations helps children and families feel more secure in their environment. The Piggyback Foundation works with the family to reduce financial stress by means of gas cards, grocery cards and other immediate needs.