Q: Who do you work with?
A: Catherine Cares works directly with hospitals. The hospitals distributes the gift cards to families who receive a devastating diagnosis.
Q: How many gift cards have you given hospitals?
A: Since our launch on December 20, 2014, we’ve given hospitals almost 1,000 gift cards for families.
Q: What impact do gift cards have to a family in shock?
A: The gift cards provide for a basic family need. While trying to cope with the news of a devastating diagnosis, families don’t have to worry about the added burden of meal planning. In addition, the gift cards provide families with a sense of hope.
Q: What is a Catherine Cares heartbeat bear?
A: Catherine Cares has worked with Build-A-Bear to design a custom bear with a recording device. Hospital staff will record the sound of a babies heartbeat on the device, place the device inside the bear, and give the bear to families who receive a life-threatening diagnosis.
Q: Is Catherine Cares tax-deductible?
A: Yes, Catherine Cares is recognized by the IRS as a 501C3 organization.
Q: Do you work with restaurants?
A: Through our restaurant partnership program, Spreading Catherine’s Love, we offer several ways to partner with restaurants. To view our Restaurant Partnership Program, click here, then click the “Restaurant” tab.
Q: Is there a way for businesses to partner with Catherine Cares?
A: Yes, there are several ways for businesses to partner with Catherine Cares. Click here to view the business partnership program, Spreading Catherine’s Love.
Q: How can I help?
A: There are many ways for an individual to help Catherine Cares provide for families embarking on a difficult journey. Click here then click the “Individuals” tab to learn how you can help.
Q: Why provide families with fuel gift cards?
A: When a child receives a diagnosis, additional doctor appointments are necessary. These extra trips to the doctor’s office or hospital can be a financial burden on a family especially if the family leaves 50+ miles away. Catherine Cares’ fuel gift cards help families get to these important appointments while alleviating the financial stress.