Support the Children's Heart Fund
The Children’s Heart Fund of St. Charles Foundation offers financial support services, a case manager to assist with care coordination and access to community services, coordination of neurodevelopmental follow-up for at-risk children with congenital heart disease, and educational lectures for health care professionals.
A few examples of family support services:
- A three-month-old baby with heart failure was temporarily transferred to a Seattle Hospital for two months. The Children’s Heart Fund helped his Central Oregon family with travel expenses and temporary lodging so they could be near their heart warrior.
- The family of a toddler with an erratic heartbeat was making nearly weekly trips to Portland with multiple-day hospital stays, which eventually forced the mother to quit her job. The Children’s Heart Fund helped the family with gas and groceries so they could focus on helping their little one heal.
- A teenager from Eastern Oregon, who is also a partial provider for his family, needed to travel to Bend for several heart-related appointments. The Children’s Heart Fund made transportation possible and helped close the financial gap for the family by providing grocery cards.
To donate: Send checks to St. Charles Foundation, 2500 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR 97701 (mark checks for Children’s Heart Fund) or donate online and choose Children’s Heart Fund in the drop-down menu.