The goal of the Szott Foundation is to lighten the immense financial burden that a catastrophic illness, such as cancer, causes in a family. “We can’t mend a broken heart, but we can help alleviate financial heartache one family at a time.” We have a expanded our area of Gift of Time giving to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN, in addition to the Children's Hospitals in the Twin Cities. We continue working towards national services in the future. in June 2017 the Szott Foundation granted the Gift of Time to our 29th, 30th, and 31st families in the amounts of $6,000, $20,000, and $16,800, more than $350,000 in total. The Szott Foundation became a 501(c)(3) organization in January 2007.
Here are a few words from some of our Gift of Time families:
“Time is so precious, and with this gift we as a family can focus on caring for and loving our son without the burden of wondering how we're going to make ends meet.”
“When I received your award letter in the mail, a wave of relief came over me. In the midst of cancer and financial worries and the possible pain of losing a child, I feel that a weight has been lifted off me. I can now shift my focus entirely to the care of my son.”
“We feel so blessed to have received this gift and the relief it has given us, knowing that I can stay with our son through his treatments and not have to worry about lost income.”