Bingo, raffles, prizes, refreshments… a very lighthearted event is targeting a very serious need. Through “Designer Bag Bingo,” parents of Caron alumni in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County have joined forces to raise funds for Caron’s Chapel Fund.
“My daughter got a scholarship from the Chapel Fund because I had nothing left to pay for her after-care,” says Deanne Goddard. “We’re doing this as a way to give back.”
Assisted by other local Caron parents, Deanne and co-chair Carol Livingston hope to call attention to the opioid epidemic. “It’s a fun, accessible way to get the message out that we have a problem in this area,” Deanne says. “Several parents whose kids received gifts from the Chapel Fund are involved.”
Those gifts often come at a critical juncture. By the time her daughter needed after-care, the family’s finances had taken a significant hit. “We just had no more money for treatment,” Deanne says. “To say I was in a panic is understatement.”
Deanne readily admits it’s her first fundraiser, but what she lacks in experience, she makes up for in determination. “I’ve set a goal of $10,000,” she says. “If this event makes it possible for even one kid to get help from the Chapel Fund, it’s well worth it.”
Designer Bag Bingo, April 20, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. For details, contact Deanne Goddard, (267) 663-2723.
Click here to download the event flyer for more information.
Caron Treatment Centers is a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment with treatment facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida. One of the oldest, largest and most respected residential treatment centers, Caron has led the nation in innovation including establishing some of the first gender and age specific treatment programs. Caron is known for excellence in teenage and young adult programs, a continuum of care for teens and adults and has worked jointly with research universities to develop cutting-edge addiction research and treatment programs. Caron provides additional support to communities through regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Your Gift Can Make a Difference
Caron also leads the industry in scholarship care providing more aid to families who cannot afford treatment than three of the recognized treatment centers combined. Caron not only dedicates a percentage of patient revenue to scholarship care, we are also fortunate to be able to partner with family, friends and corporate leaders to raise scholarship dollars that go directly to helping patients and their families recover from this devastating disease. Unfortunately, there are still families who cannot afford treatment. Your gift, regardless of the size, will help us begin to bridge this financial gap.
All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, as no goods or services were provided in consideration of your gift. Please note that if you received an auction item or service, these items are not tax deductible because you are getting something in return for your money. Only donations above the value of the goods or services received are tax deductible.
If you wish to donate by mail, please make checks payable to Caron, noting your donation is for the Purse Bingo to Support Caron Chapel Fund and send to:
Caron Treatment Centers
Attention: Karen DeLong
P.O. Box 150
Wernersville, PA 19565
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