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

Smart Coach Center Honors STC as their Official Charity!

We are excited to announce Smart Coach Center as the newest business to add STC as an official charity!

Smart Coach Center works to shape attitude, teach attention and coach ability all through fun, success-based coaching programs for children and adults to develop the attitude and habits for life long success.  Click on the banner below to visit their site and be sure to check the other companies which have also honored us on the OFFICIAL CHARITY page!

The Wicked Vault adds STC as their official charity!

We are proud to announce that The Wicked Vault has selected Scares That Care as their official charity!  Everyone at Scares That Care sends a big THANK YOU!


To: EVERYONE who hosted, donated and participated in THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE’S 100th episode and telethon for Scares That Care!

From: All of our volunteers and families… THANKS AND MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL!

The Horror Show with Brian Keene Hosting 24 Hour Telethon!

Starting at Noon on Thursday, January 26th and running until Noon on Friday, January 27th, THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE” will be hosting a special telethon event for STC with the goal of raising $10,000!

The following thermometer will be used through this event to display how close we are to the goal!

So join Brian, Dave and all the special guests for information, laughs and raising money to fight the real monsters!

Donations Now Through Texting!

Ring in the new year with a donation to Scares That Care via texting!

Simply text SCARESTHATCARE to 41444 to receive a prompt for the mobile donation app!

By donating, you not only help those fighting the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer, but also increase your tax deductions for 2016!


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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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