We are pleased to announce a portion of the bag proceeds will be donated to these 3 organizations: (Click on the name of the organization below to view their site.)
DAV--Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 670,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 292,000 benefit claims annually. In 2016, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. With almost 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation?s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food ? because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Camp Mak-A-Dream was founded in 1991 by Harry and Sylvia Granader, who donated 87 acres of their Montana ranch and seed money to begin construction of a new Camp facility. Harry was involved in building a Ronald McDonald House in their hometown of Detroit, Michigan. When he visited children in the hospital there, he decided he wanted to give them a chance to see a working ranch in Montana. He and Sylvia just happened to own one?the 6C in Gold Creek. In 1995, after building a coalition of business associates and community volunteers in Missoula, Montana, and raising enough funds to construct the Camp facility on the donated land in Gold Creek, Harry's dream of bringing sick children to see a working Montana ranch became a reality. Camp welcomed 46 kids with cancer that year for a single camp. By 1996, the number of summer Camp sessions increased to four.
Today, with the Mission of providing cost-free Montana experiences, in an intimate community setting for children, teens, young adults, women and families affected by cancer, as well as programs for children who have a sibling or a parent with cancer. Since opening its doors, Camp Mak-A-Dream has welcomed thousands of participants from across the United States, Canada, and several other countries. Another goal of Camp Mak-A-Dream is to provide inclusive programs in a safe and supportive environment for everyone regardless of race, religion, age, class, gender identity and/or sexual orientation.