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Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund to Host Calendar Raffle


Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund to Host Calendar Raffle

Ten-year-old Matthew McDonnell, a fourth-grade student at South Abington Elementary School, has battled and defeated a rare form of kidney cancer four times since 2014. Now, he’s on a mission to help others.

Photo: Matthew McDonnell poses for a photo with WBRE Eyewitness News Reporter Anja Whitehead in 2019. 

Through Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles, a fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, Matthew and his family are on a mission to create awareness about the need for funding for pediatric cancer research and give back to the community by raising funds for local families battling pediatric cancer.

From now throughout the month of August, Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles will host a monthly calendar gift card/cash raffle to raise funds to support the mission of the Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund.


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“Prizes will be drawn each day during the month of September, which is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and will be announced on the Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Facebook page,” states Linda McDonnell, Matthew’s mother.

More information about tickets for this virtual event can be found here or on Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/teammatthewm/

The Fund will use proceeds from this event to support Pediatric Cancer research.

If you would like to contribute to the Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund, you can do so online on the Scranton Area Community Foundation donation portal or you may also do so by check made payable to the Scranton Area Community Foundation with the fund name written on the memo line.

The Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund is administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Scranton Area Community Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. With assets of more than $44 million and more than 200 charitable funds, the Scranton Area Community Foundation distributed over $2 million in grants and scholarships in 2019. Additionally, through our foundation management services offered to other private and public foundations, the Scranton Area Community Foundation manages assets of more than $31 million and distributed an additional $1.2 million in grants and scholarships in 2019 through assets under management. We proudly lead various initiatives including Women in Philanthropy, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, NEPA Moves, and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. More information about the Scranton Area Community Foundation can be found at www.safdn.org.

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