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By Shana Shwarz, Armer Foundation Executive Board Member & Published Author

From the Hearts of Kids to the Hands that Heal: A Heartfelt Thank You to Vitalant Foundation

The Armer Foundation for Kids is a beacon of hope for children battling chronic and terminal illnesses. Every day, we witness the unyielding strength and unwavering spirits of these tiny heroes as they navigate the complexities of treatment. But their journeys wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of organizations like the Vitalant Foundation.

Recently, the Vitalant Foundation bestowed upon us a generous grant. This isn’t just a financial contribution; it’s a lifeline for countless children who depend on the lifesaving gift of blood. Words cannot express our profound gratitude for their immense generosity.

Blood is the precious elixir that sustains life. It carries oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells throughout our bodies, keeping us going every minute of the day. For children with chronic illnesses, blood transfusions are often the difference between life and death. They replenish their weakened systems, allowing them to undergo critical treatments and fight for their health with renewed vigor.

The Power of Partnership: Saving Lives Together

The Vitalant Foundation’s grant empowers the Armer Foundation for Kids to:

  • Organize crucial blood drives: By partnering with local communities and organizations, we can raise awareness about the critical need for blood and encourage more people to donate. Every pint donated has the potential to save up to three lives!
  • Provide essential support to families: Navigating a child’s illness can be emotionally and financially draining. The Vitalant Foundation’s grant helps us ease the burden on families by providing financial assistance for out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Focus our efforts on helping our Armer Kids and less on seeking funds

A Ripple Effect of Hope

The impact of the Vitalant Foundation’s grant extends far beyond the immediate beneficiaries. It sends a ripple of hope throughout our community, inspiring others to get involved and make a difference. It serves as a testament to the power of collective action and the unwavering commitment to saving lives.

From the bottom of our hearts, we at the Armer Foundation for Kids express our deepest gratitude to the Vitalant Foundation. Your generosity only fuels our mission to support children battling serious illnesses, but it also ignites a beacon of hope that illuminates the darkest corners of their fight.

Together, we can ensure that no child faces their battle alone. Together, we can give them the precious gift of life.

How You Can Help

The need for blood is constant. If you’re inspired by the Armer Foundation for Kids’ mission and the Vitalant Foundation’s generosity, here’s how you can make a difference:

  • Donate blood: Every single donation has the power to save a life. Find a blood drive near you or visit your local blood bank to make a difference.
  • Spread the word: Raise awareness about the importance of blood donation by sharing our story and encouraging others to get involved.
  • Volunteer your time: The Armer Foundation for Kids and other organizations like us rely on the dedication of volunteers to support our mission. Lend a helping hand and make a lasting impact.

Together, we can create a world where every child has a fighting chance.

We hope this blog post serves as a heartfelt thank you to the Vitalant Foundation and an inspiration to all who want to make a difference in the lives of children battling serious and terminal illnesses. Let’s join hands and ensure that no child faces their fight alone.


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