What One Dollar Buys

Sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend how donations make a difference in people's everyday lives. For people carrying the burden of disease and disability, every bit of help counts. Some donors may feel that if they aren't able to give a large gift, then they cannot make a difference. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every amount donated makes a difference in people's lives. For example:

  • $60.00 per pay period provides the funds for a sick child to spend one day in ICU.
  • $35.00 per pay period pays for a CT scan for a woman with cancer.
  • $20.00 per pay period provides 5 therapy sessions for a senior with a disability.
  • $10.00 per pay period provides a lightweight wheelchair for a physically challenged person.
  • $5.00 per pay period provides five wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.
  • $4.00 per pay period provides a home health aide to bathe a patient who can no longer get out of bed.
  • $2.00 per pay period buys medication for a woman with terminal breast cancer for one day.

The Power of $1:

  • $1.00 per pay period provides printed materials, video and earplugs for two "Hear for a Lifetime" classrooms.
  • $1.00 per pay period provides a morning of summer camp for a child with epilepsy.
  • $1 provides an educational booklet for a person newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
  • $1 per pay period supports the Trish Greene Back to School Program, which allows children with leukemia to catch up on schoolwork that they have missed due to hospital stays and treatments.



307 N Michigan Ave, Ste 800  |  Chicago, Illinois 60601  |  312.360.0382  |  Toll-Free: 800.299.6842  |  Fax: 312.360.0388  |  Email