"Scares That Care!" is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. We have two other programs consisting of "Scares For Pairs," where we help women fighting breast cancer and partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder for the "I Helped Kane" program, where we provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries.
We are a 100% VOLUNTEER organization in order to maximize our supporters donations to those who need it!
02/08/15 - Seeking a Grant Writer to Join the Team!
"Scares That Care!" Inc. is seeking a grant writer to join our team. Qualifications needed are as follows:
- Ability to research, identify and apply for grants pertaining to 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations.
- Ability to interact with Department Heads and Board of Directors/CEO, to recommend specific grants to satisfy the needs of the charity, based on research.
- Ability to formulate proper narratives for grants, outlining the needs of the charity and how said grant will be applied.
- A fun, laid-back attitude, with a love of the horror genre is a must!
Please submit any and all information - including resume and samples of grant writing to: Joe Ripple
01/19/15 - February Friday the 13th Donation Day and Lost Boys Update
Friday, February 13, 2015 will be the next $5 donation day! Follow the provided links below to join us and a look at the prizes!
On September 20, 2014, Joe visited Raygan Skye and her family to present a check for the $4,000 raised through the inaugural "Scares That Care! Weekend Horror Convention"!
On October 10th, we received the following update!
This is the moment I waited so patiently for, to have our beautiful baby girl safely in my arms.. If you are a parent of a sick child, you can relate to this amazing feeling you get just to hold them..
So, what does the scans mean to us??
It means that Raygan Skye Batton has official been NED, NO EVIDENCE of disease for 3 mo (90 days today)..
Although the scans are clear, and I would have expected them to be since she has steadily been on ACTIVE TREATMENT, hunting and killing NB CELLS for 17 mo..
Now, active treatment has stopped and we will rely on GOD to keep the MIRICLE of healing going for Rayray.
The doctors have did all they can do medically to give her the best chance at a CURE..
We are waiting on bone marrow biopsies to come back clear and CANCER free, which I have NO DOUBT they will..
As soon as all results, marrow biopsies and urine test come back, with NO SIGNS of CANCER, we will
Hopefully REMOVE her central line.. That will be our magical moment to celebrate..
Rayray will switch to a monthly clinic visit and every three months for 2 years she will have the MIBG scans, CT scans and urine levels.. When we make it to the two year mark, scans will
Switch to 6 months..
Please accept our sincere appreciation for EVERYTHING you have done and continue to do..
Our journey is far from over but today we rejoice in the fact that we are winning and embrace the fact that we are NED.