Happy New Year's Eve

We at The Koss Family Foundation would like to thank everyone for supporting us throughout 2017.  This past year we may have lost one of our own, but through his illness we gained partnerships, friendships and support from people we may have never crossed paths with before.  We gained strength from recognizing this. 

This year we achieved many goals.  We became recognized by The American Cancer Society as a resource for cancer patients in WI and have been able to reach clients outside our local area. We had many media outlets share our story to help spread our mission.  Most importantly, it was our first year providing client aide and we are excited to share we were able to provide $11,000 in financial support to our clients in 2017.  

As we look toward 2018, we know we have a lot of work to do to continue on this journey, as our services are in great demand. We are working tirelessly to raise the funding and support needed to be able to help more families each year. We are expanding client services to include our first annual Holiday Celebration, so we can share fun times too. We are excited for 2018 and the opportunities and challenges we face.  Your continued support is appreciated.  We invite you to join us at our fundraising events, as a volunteer, or in any way that fits for you. 

Happy New Year from all of us at KossFF!

 

A Difficult Time For KossFF

As everyone knows, the KossFF was established in response to the outpouring of support my family received during my husband's pancreatic cancer diagnosis.  Since January 8, 2015, Steve has been battling this disease with everything he has.  This past week, we, along with his wonderful oncology team, have realized the disease is winning this fight.  As we move forward with hospice care at home, I am going to do my best to make sure the daily operations of KossFF run smoothly.  Please be aware there may be a delay in response to emails, phone calls and processing client aide. The staff, board of directors and volunteers will be pulling together during this time to continue our mission.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.  

Becky Koss
Founder, Executive Director

 

KossFF In The Community

Community Holiday events are here and we at The Koss Family Foundation are participating in a few of them.  

First up is Racine's Boo at the Zoo Saturday, October 28 from 9-4:30.  Stop by and trick or treat and meet our team.  We will have information about upcoming events, our services and how to apply.  

On November 11 we will be participating in the downtown Annual Holiday Parade. Since this year the parade falls on Veteran's Day there will be a Veteran's Salute at the start of the parade.  At the end of the parade, stay in Monument Square for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  

We hope to see you all out supporting these great community events!

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Ways To Support KossFF

There are many ways to support our mission and some require very minimal amount of time. Volunteer hours are truly a priceless gift to any nonprofit. At KossFF, we understand the time is not something every one has to spare so we thought we'd provide information on other ways to help support a cause that is close to your heart.

Almost everyone shops on Amazon these days.  What an easy way to support a cause that you believe in than to shop AmazonSmiles and choose The Koss Family Foundation as your charity.  It takes the same amount of time that it would to do your regular Amazon shopping and you never have to leave your house!  When you choose to support KossFF, there is no added cost to you.  For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. It's as easy as that!

Another way to support us through Amazon is to donate items to us from our wish list.  We try to run our general operating expenses on a very tight budget so we can provide the most funds we can to families fighting cancer.  Product donations can make a huge impact on a limited budget.

Thank you for all your continued support.

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Join Us At The Bowl-A-Thon!

Are you a bowler? We are still recruiting teams and individual bowlers.  Bowling is free with $75 in pledges that support the families we serve.

Do you like to volunteer?  We have a variety of opportunities to fit everyone's interests and abilities.

Are you a business owner? We still have lanes available for sponsorship.  $500 includes your company name on the lane, bowling, food and drinks for 6 people.  We are also still collecting raffle baskets.

The Koss Family Foundation has opportunities for each of you. Together we can help families going through the devastating reality of a cancer diagnosis. Help make a difference to a family in need!

For more information contact Andy Glass 262-989-0117 or andy.kossff@yahoo.com

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