Roots of Love. Branches of Hope.
Still birth. Brain tumors. House fires. Cancer. Birth defects. Kidney transplants. Lymes Disease. Miscarriage. Meningitis.
These are all real issues faced by real families right here in Minnesota. They are also situations where Ivy’s Legacy Foundation has been honored to help.
Whether it’s a financial donation for medical bills or funeral expenses, a grieving basket for parents who’ve lost a baby, a chemo basket to comfort a cancer patient, or a character experience for a child in need, Ivy’s Legacy Foundation finds a way to help local families when they need it most.
But we can’t do it alone.
We rely solely on the generosity of the amazing communities we serve. Our hope is that, through donations from Give to the Max Day, we can extend our roots of love and branches of hope to even more families in our area who really need it.
Read on to learn more about who we are and how we help, and please consider a donation. It may even help someone you know. There is no shortage of need, and Ivy’s Legacy Foundation needs YOU to spread more love, light and hope to the families of Minnesota.
Ways We Help
Grieving Baskets - Wanting to support area families experiencing the heartbreaking and many times unexpected loss of a baby from stillbirth or other newborn fatality, we began a program to supply the hospitals in Sauk Centre, Melrose and Paynesville with grieving baskets. Hospital staff are encouraged to offer these baskets to parents who are suffering the loss of a baby.
Financial Assistance - We provide financial assistance to families who have suffered the loss of a child, pregnancy compications, illness, house fires and more. Our funds can help pay for medical bills, travel expenses for medical care, funeral costs or even every day living expenses while experiencing a hardship.
Character Experiences - We have arranged for Woody from “Toy Story” to visit a sick child in the hospital and hosted a princess party for a special needs child whose parent is underdoing cancer treatment.
Memorials - We have donated everything from trees to wind chimes to help families mark the life of a loved one.
Chemo Baskets - A little bit of comfort can go a long way to those suffering from cancer. Chemo Baskets help brighten the day of people fighting for their lives.
Photo Shoots - We provide portrait sessions for families with a very sick or terminally ill member.
Community Investment - We participate in Dollars for Scholars, ring the bell for the Salvation Army, donate to local benefits and adopt a family for the holidays.