INSPIRED IMPACT is an ongoing blog series that gives voice to social entrepreneurs and leaders of mission-driven organizations who are making an impact in their communities, industries, and around the world.

 



 

Sue LeppingSue Lepping is the Marketing and Communications Director of There With Care. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube and learn more at therewithcare.org.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?
There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

 

WHY DO YOU DO IT?
When a child is diagnosed with a critical illness, the family’s wholeness is threatened. With your support, There With Care will ease some of the stresses for families by removing the things most heavy on a family’s plate, giving them more time with their children.

 

WHAT IMPACT ARE YOU MAKING?
There With Care was founded in Colorado in 2005. For more than a decade, There With Care has grown to provide support for nearly 3,200 families with the help of more than 700 volunteers and local business partners. Each day the program team serves (on average) 150 families facing a medical crisis.

 

WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE THIS IMPACT?
Our four co-founders, Ellie, Jay, Sonia and Sam inspired the four foundation programs of There With Care – Transportation, Grocery and Meal Delivery, Family Therapy and Mentoring and Sibling Support. These four special children provided the impetus to support families facing a medical crisis by helping them where it is needed most.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIG DREAM FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND THE IMPACT YOU WANT TO MAKE?
To reach more families with critically-ill children to provide care and allow them to have more time with their children.

 

WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE?
To grow our community of supporters including business partners, donors, and volunteers, and partner with like-minded organizations nationally to provide basic services to critically-ill children and their families.

 

WHAT IS (OR HAS BEEN) YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
To keep up with the growth of family referrals by expanding our community of donors through networking with existing one.

 

WHAT WORDS OF ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER LEADERS LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT?
Cultivate partnerships with the community and find ways to collaborate while staying true to your mission.

 

HOW CAN OTHERS SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR CAUSE?
Volunteer, donate, provide in-kind services or products, and share our work within your community.

 


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