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

More in the Store!

  • Posted by in STC Store on September 19th, 2016

Over 50 products added! T-Shirts, Books and “Charity Weekend 3” items added!! Lots of cool stuff, but limited quantities, so click on the STORE to order yours today!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Now Through The Holiday Season!

Simply visit: https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm and under the Start Shopping section, enter Group Number 999975636.

Online orders over $100 will receive “FREE” shipping, under $100 is a $5.99 Flat Fee.

40% of sales will directly benefit Scares That Care!

Breast Cancer Fighter Check Presentation!

The following video was from the Scares That Care Charity Weekend 3 costume contest where we presented the check to Heidi, our Breast Cancer Fighter recipient for 2016!

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!





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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