The Dolans established the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund to help families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. The Fund provides financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items to families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and advocates for and provides information to families nationwide. Social workers, case workers, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals refer their patient families for assistance through a simple on-line application process. The fund responds to critical needs generally within 24 to 72 hours, sending bill payments directly to creditors. This method of operation assures the credibility of requests while avoiding the misappropriation of funds.
Since 1976, the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund has helped over 40,000 families. Working with 42 referring agencies, the fund has provided $139,642 in cash assistance this past year alone impacting the health outcome of 448 children!
During the Holiday season through a donation from McNeil and an anonymous donor, and entire thanksgiving meal was provided to 73 Families.
The Holiday Adopt-a- Family Program provided gifts in the value of $131,532 to 266 families and 561 children.
Family Fun days provided 56 families (301 parents, patients and relatives).