Many families need our help

Scares That Care was founded by Joe Ripple, a retired Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Detective, in 2007 as a tribute to the daughter of a fellow officer who succumbed to a terminal illness.

The charity originally started with the goal of raising $10,000 per year for organizations such as Make-A-Wish and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

After several successful campaigns, the charity became more formalized in 2011 as an IRS approved 501(c)(3) and a newly established Board of Directors, we refocused to fight the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with the financial burden by raising and providing $10,000 per sponsored family.

We are a 100% VOLUNTEER organization in order to maximize our supporters donations to those who need it!

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Scares That Care News & Updates

Horror News Network Writes About STC Charity Weekend 3!

Justine Marcoux covers the charity weekend in Horror News Network’s “More from the Crypt” section.

Click on the graphic to check it out!


Rue Morgue Covers STC Charity Weekend 3!

In the latest “Convention Report” by Tom Clark, he covers our latest charity event!

Click on the graphic below for the article!



Horror In Clay Added to the Wall of Honor!

  • Posted by ScaresThatCare in STC News on July 7th, 2016

We are proud to announce the latest entry to the Wall of Honor!

Horror In Clay is a purveyor of fine horror, tiki, and SciFi themed barware and accessories, including the Horror In Clay Tiki Mug.  The company is owned and run by Jonathan “Atari” Chaffin and Allison Chaffin in Atlanta, GA. If you want to know a little more, check out thier CornerBooth Blog or visit their Facebook page!




2015 Burn Fighter Gift COMPLETE!

  • Posted by ScaresThatCare in STC News on June 29th, 2016

Just a bit of Happiness. Our recipients from last year, Tarah and her son Austin. We sent them $6,000 initially, and shown here, was the second check for $4,000.

All because of you.



STC 5K Fun Run/Walk Updates!

  • Posted by ScaresThatCare in STC Event on May 19th, 2016

In partnership with mettleevents.com, We are adding to our slate of charitable events by hosting our first ever 5K race during Scares That Care Weekend Chapter 3.

The SCARES THAT CARE 5K will excite the city of Williamsburg, VA!

Packet Pick Up and Registration, Friday July 22, 2016, 3pm-7pm
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road 
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185


Also, for everyone who finishes the course, they will receive the following MEDAL (not a pin) that will only be given away at this event!


Convention & hotel information

Do you like things that go bump in the night? Do you like the feeling you get from helping others? If you answered YES to both of those questions, then this is the summer race for you. Come join Scares that Care for an evening 5k in Williamsburg where you are guaranteed to spot zombies along the course, monsters at the finish line and scary creatures roaming the post-race party with finisher medals for all 5k participants. Last year’s convention drew over 3,000 attendees and this year they are expecting 4,000+. The Scares that Care Inaugural 5k is this summers must do event.
END TIME: 9:00pm EDT
PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $30.00 after June 17, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT



About STC

We obtained our 501(c)(3) in 2011 in order to be as transparent as possible for our supporters. We will continue to seek improving the openness of this organization and please contact us with any questions you may have.

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