Charity of the week
In the U.S., one-third of families who have a child diagnosed with cancer struggle to pay basic household bills during treatment. Family Reach (familyreach.org) is dedicated to the belief that no family should have to choose between the mortgage and medical care. In partnership with hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, the organization helps to alleviate the financial burden of cancer by providing immediate financial assistance and medical resource education. Eligible families receive a grant that helps cover basic needs like housing, transportation, utilities, and medical bills. Since 2003, Family Reach has distributed $7.5 million in financial assistance and has helped more than 45,000 people maintain reliable access to treatment and stay afloat during their time of difficulty.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■