Programs & Services
HOLIDAY GIVING PARTY
Every year since 2004, the Pasco County School system has provided the names of families in need that will not be receiving assistance through any other source or program during the holidays. The family attends a party in which the children are given gifts and toys by Santa Claus from their “wish list” along with clothes, shoes and other much needed items. The families are given Honey Baked Ham gift certificates that they redeem for a full meal over the holidays. The children also decorate cookies, stuff stockings and other holiday craft projects in a day that is full of smiles.
PRESCRIPTION VOUCHER PROGRAM*
Free cash vouchers are available to pay for much needed emergency and/or chronic medications for children whose families are of low income and without prescription coverage. Healthcare professionals at local emergency rooms, pediatric offices, schools and clinics help to distribute our vouchers, which are exchanged for medication(s) at participating K-Mart and Wal-Mart pharmacies.
Our 2012 PPF Sponsorship Brochure
THE PPF CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP & THE MICHELLE EVERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
PPF is rewarding scholastic success over adversity by providing higher education scholarships through the Pasco Pediatric Foundation’s Challenge Scholarship and the Michelle Evers Memorial Scholarship Programs. Students who have overcome significant adversity and are successful in school are nominated by school teachers, guidance counselors, and/or school nurses. Eligible students have successfully pushed past their personal challenges and will be attending college or a vo-tech program to continue their dreams. If you feel you or someone you know are eligible, contact your school’s guidance counselors or nurses for more information.Click here to download the Scholarship Application Forms.
Our amazing recipients have used the scholarship to start their chosen career path and continue to exceeded all expectations.
Some of our previous recipients include:
“I graduated in May of 2010 with a BSN. Keeping true to my word, I live and breathe my profession when I work at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. I am so excited that I can start finally repaying the kindness of people like those involved in Pasco Pediatric Foundation.”
“With the assistance of the Pasco Pediatric Foundation, I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the top 15% of the class. I am pursuing my Masters in Engineering and look forward to starting my job with a multinational engineering firm next month.”
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SPECIAL REQUEST PROGRAM
Every attempt is made to fulfill all types of requests for children in need through collaboration with community professionals and agencies; including medical equipment, mental health care, dental care and other medically related items. In 2000, we donated $20,000 to build a playground specially designed for children with special needs at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park and in 2007 we built a new shelter adjacent to the special needs playground.
Some of the previous requests we have assisted with are:
- • Paid for a custom designed wheelchair lift for a 17 year old boy.
- • Assist with expenses for a young girl who is fighting a rare form of eye cancer.
- • Helped to provide necessary orthodontic treatment for an 8 year old boy who had severe dental abnormality. This corrected the problem and improved his self-esteem.
Other requests have included the purchase of medical equipment and supplies, assistance with payment for cataract surgery, providing transportation out of state for medical treatment Prescription Voucher and so much more.
* Vouchers also available at physicians offices, local hospitals, and Pasco County school nurses.