For every parent who has heard the words, “Your child has cancer,” it is a moment frozen in time. In one shattering instant, life forever changes. Coping with pediatric cancer is one of the most distressing events that a family has to face. They are thrown into a world of unfamiliar and uncertain terrain. When a diagnosis of cancer comes, a family’s income is greatly impacted. Parents lose time at work in order to spend time with their child at the hospital and to care for him/her at home – some lose their jobs because of the time lost. This added stress puts a tremendous burden on families already trying to cope with their child’s illness. We want to be able to ease that burden in any way that is needed.
The Ashley Lauren Foundation was incorporated by the State of NJ on July 6, 2005. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring hope and help to children in New Jersey who have been diagnosed with cancer. The Ashley Lauren Foundation was founded because of a passion to make a difference in the lives of these families. The goal of The Ashley Lauren Foundation is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing Direct Financial Assistance (household bills, bills and medications not paid through medical insurance, traveling expenses to and from hospitals, funeral expenses, etc.); Material Assistance (food, clothing, household items); Emotional Support; Parties for the Children; Advocacy; Outings; Birthday and Holiday Gifts for the Children; our “Making Dreams Come True” Program and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier and to let each child know that they are important to us. We do not fund research but rather are “in the trenches” with these families as they cope with the daily battle of pediatric cancer.
Your thoughtful and generous donation will provide hope, help, love and support to children with cancer and their families and make a difference in each and every one of their lives.
If you are interested in making a general donation, you may do so by either submitting a donation through PayPal or mailing a check to our office:
The Ashley Lauren Foundation
315 Highway 34
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Corporate Matching Gifts
Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs setup by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.
Please check with your Human Resources department to determine if your employer offers a matching gifts program or inquire about starting a matching gifts program if one does not exist.
For more information regarding matching gifts please contact our office at 732-414-1625 or email us at email@example.com.
Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer on a regular basis.
How are these volunteer grant programs structured?
Companies either provide a set monetary donation for every hour an employee volunteers or provide grants once employees reach certain thresholds.
Please check with your Human Resources department for further information and to determine if your employer offers a volunteer grant program.
More information coming soon.
For information regarding planned giving please contact our office at 732-414-1625 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Honor of/In Memory of
Celebrate the life of a loved one by making a donation in their honor or memory.
With The Ashley Lauren Foundation, you have the opportunity to honor a special person or make a memorial donation by helping to make a difference in the lives of children suffering with cancer. A gift or memorial donation is a fitting tribute to someone special.
If you are interested in making an “In Memory of” donation, you may do so by either:
Mailing in a check and enclosing a note which includes the name of the deceased, the name and address of the family to be notified of your gift, and your name and address so that we may send you a thank you and receipt for tax deduction purposes. You may also place your “In Memory of” donation online through PayPal; please include the above information on the PayPal form.
In Lieu of
A donation to The Ashley Lauren Foundation is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion in your life. In lieu of wedding, shower or birthday favors, or gifts for a special occasion, a donation to The Ashley Lauren Foundation will provide hope, help, love, support and smiles to a child suffering from cancer and their family.
For information regarding making a stock donation please contact our office at 732-414-1625 or email us at email@example.com.
Investors Bank Care2Share Affinity Program
If you bank at Investors, you can link any personal checking or savings account to The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Investors calculates and sends quarterly contributions based upon the average monthly balances you maintain in your linked accounts. Investors makes the donation at no cost to you! When you link your eligible accounts to The Ashley Lauren Foundation, the organization will receive .25% on the average monthly balance of your checking account or .15% of the average monthly balance of your savings account. It is of no cost to you at all!
Please tell everyone you know about Care2Share, because the more accounts linked to The Ashley Lauren Foundation, the more substantial the donations we receive. Remember, this is a free service that does not affect any of the features or benefits that come with your accounts, and the donations are paid by Investors.
For more information please contact our office at 732-414-1625 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. to find out how to get started. You will be making a significant difference in the lives of children suffering from cancer.
Attention AMAZON shoppers!
The holiday shopping season has begun and AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Ashley Lauren Foundation! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to ALF!
You can use your existing Amazon.com account, as well as you Wish List and wedding or baby registry!
Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and sign in or create an account.
If you are creating a new account: Once you create your account, you will be brought to the screen to “Select a Charitable Organization to Start Shopping.” Enter Ashley Lauren Foundation in the “Or pick your own charitable organization” box. Select “Ashley Lauren Foundation – Colts Neck, NJ”. The top of the page will show “Supporting Ashley Lauren Foundation”
If you have an existing account: Once you log in, click on the “Your Account” drop down and select “Change Your Charity.” Enter Ashley Lauren Foundation in the “Or pick your own charitable organization” box. Select “Ashley Lauren Foundation – Colts Neck, NJ”. The top of the page will show “Supporting Ashley Lauren Foundation”
Shop and Help Kids with Cancer!
Fashion Project is a community where its members can donate clothing and shop for causes they care about, such as The Ashley Lauren Foundation! Fashion Project Members are heroes – every sweater, handbag, or designer shoe donated, starts a movement that impacts the lives of others around the world. For more information on how you can donate clothing and/or shop to benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation, simply go to https://www.fashionproject.com/donate/donatenow#/charity
Furniture, household appliances, vehicles, etc.
One of our families’ greatest needs is gift cards. We provide the families with gas cards to help them get to and from treatment, doctor appointments and hospital visits. We also provide the families with food cards to help with their food shopping.
We accept gift cards in any denomination to the following vendors:
Stop and Shop