Q: Who do you work with?
A: Catherine Cares donates our services to our hospital, maternal and fetal center and doctor office partners. These partners give the items to the families on behalf of Catherine Cares.
Q: How many gift cards have you given to hospitals?
A: Since our launch on December 20, 2014, we’ve given hospitals over $11,000 worth of restaurant, fuel and grocery gift cards to our hospital partners.
Q: What impact do restaurant gift cards have to a family in shock?
A: Restaurant gift cards provide for a basic need. While trying to cope with the news of a baby’s life threatening 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 and comfort knowing they are not alone on this journey.
Q: What is a Catherine Cares’ Heartbeat Bear?
A: Catherine Cares worked with Build-A-Bear Workshop to design a custom bear with a recording device. Hospital staff records the sound of a baby’s heartbeat on the device, places the device inside the pocket on the side of the bear and gives the bear to families of babies who receive a prenatal or newborn life threatening diagnosis.
Q: Is my donation to Catherine Cares tax-deductible?
A: Yes, a donation to Catherine Cares is fully tax deductible. Catherine Cares is recognized by the IRS as a 501C3 organization. For online donations, a receipt will be generated at the time of your donation via email. For check and cash donations, Catherine Cares will send a receipt assuming we have a way to contact the donor.
Q: How do you work with restaurants?
A: Catherine Cares offers numerous ways to work with restaurants to support the families we serve. We are also open to developing a customized plan for your restaurant. To learn more about our Restaurant Programs, click here.
Q: Is there a way for businesses to partner with Catherine Cares?
A: Catherine Cares offers numerous ways to work with businesses to support the families we serve. We are also open to developing a customized plan for your business. Click here to learn more about our Business programs.
Q: How can I help?
A: Catherine Cares offers many fun and unique ways for individuals to support our mission and the families we serve. Click here to learn how you can help.
Q: Why provide families with fuel gift cards?
A: When a baby 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 has to travel great distances. Fuel gift cards from Catherine Cares help families get to these appointments while alleviating the financial stress.