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Lend A Hand resources support and increase the results of people’s time and gifts to help those in medical crises.

Attend a benefit or make a gift to help a Cass/Clay family experiencing a medical crisis: Benefit Events/Active Funds 

Plan a fundraising event to help a friend, coworker or family member.

When it comes to hosting a benefit or other fundraising event for someone in a medical crisis, our Lend A Hand program is here to help you succeed.  Medical expenses continue to be the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.  The support of neighbors, friends and families means those with life-threatening or debilitating illness can focus on healing — and worry less about the burden of expense related to their care and treatment.

Get going with great planning tools! Our Fundraising Toolkit will guide you every step of the way, from planning worksheets to news releases and fundraising forms.  Plan an Event

Let us help – Online Giving, Matching Funds, Personal Assistance

Lend A Hand offers additional resources for eligible fundraising efforts based on a monthly application process:

  • Our experienced program director will help you with planning and marketing strategies, so you spend less time running into obstacles and more time raising money.
  • Online giving capabilities – 100% of every dollar donated online is distributed to families.
  • Matching funds of up to $5,000 to inspire people to give generously

It’s the same for donations given to the Lend A Hand program itself because Dakota Medical Foundation, founder of this program, underwrites the entire cost of administering and managing this program.  Gifts to the Lend A Hand program Giving Fund are matched by DMF and 100% distributed to families!

Learn More: Apply for Matching Funds

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