Madelyn's Fund receives an average of 80 requests each month from families needing assistance at Charlotte, North Carolina’s two main hospital NICUs. Because of the high level of specialty care for neonates available in Charlotte, it is evident that there will be an ongoing need for assistance. Madelyn's Fund meets the needs of NICU families in many ways.
Assistance with unexpected expenses includes: transportation costs to and from the hospital, providing assistance with lodging, supplementing for loss of income by helping families maintain necessary household expenses such as utilities while they are unable to work, meals, supplies, and in the worst of cases, funeral costs. Madelyn’s Fund hopes to ease the stress families experience by providing financial assistance towards everyday living expenses and with funeral-related costs.
By donating, or helping to fundraise on behalf of Madelyn's Fund, you are giving families the opportunity to focus more of their energy and attention on their child's health and own wellbeing.
Madelyn's Fund assists families in many ways to ease the emotional and financial burdens they experience and allows them to be a part of their child's care while in the NICU. Having families present promotes bonding and increases positive outcomes for NICU infants.
Since launching in December of 2016, Madelyn's Fund has provided over $834,000 to 1,820 families, including funding 200 funerals. With your support, we can continue to provide much needed assistance to future NICU families when they need it the most.