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Image of two people in an office, text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, and 13Thirty Cancer Connect.
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13Thirty Cancer Connect

We were happy to return to 13Thirty Cancer Connect in Rochester, NY to fulfill a Grant request. Now in their 22nd year, 13Thirty is an internationally recognized leader in the provision of psychosocial support for adolescents and young adults with cancer between the ages of 13-30. Our funds will support their research into treatment equity and strategies to achieve greater healthcare equity for adolescents and young adults.

Image of 3 people holding puppies. Logo of The little shelter rescue and adoption center, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation,
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Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center

We were happy to return to Little Shelter animal rescue & adoption center in Huntington, NY.
Our Grant funds will be used for their program “Passage to Freedom” which will rescue 84 dogs in total from Puerto Rico. Little Shelter works with organizations nationwide to transport animals from areas where shelters and rescues are overcrowded. The puppies pictured were part of a rescue and are named after children from The Brady Bunch. Puppies from left to right are Jan, Bobby and Marsha.

Photo of 3 people, logo and text Lustgarten Foundation, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation.
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Lustgarten Foundation

We are proud to provide Grant funding once again to the Lustgarten Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research.  They have been a driving force in every major development in pancreatic cancer research since their founding in 1998.  Pancreatic cancer research is advancing faster than ever before, driving new breakthroughs in early detection, drug development and precision medicine.  These advances give patients the best chance for survival and quality of life.

Photo of four people standing, Logo and text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation,, St. Mary’s Kids.
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St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital

We were delighted to return to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children to present Grant funds. Our funds will be used to purchase medical equipment to enhance rehabilitation activities for kids with disabilities or injuries. The two devices, a car seat simulator and a Trexo walking device will help kids practice entering and exiting cars and practice walking with machine assistance. The goal is to help kids prepare for real life scenarios.

Image of 4 people standing in front of a wall quilt, Logo and text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation,, Harmony Heights
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Harmony Heights

We were happy to present Grant funds to Harmony Heights Residential & Day School. Founded in 1974, Harmony Heights is a free therapeutic day school for girls ages 13-21 with mental health struggles that cannot be adequately served in the standard high school setting. Their dedicated professionals strive to empower those young people with self-confidence and the skills necessary to transition to higher education and careers through services and support including individual, group and family therapy, animal therapy, garden therapy and social-emotional learning practices.

Images of people walking with dogs, Logo and text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation; Freedom Guide Dogs Hometown Training Est. 1992 30 years.
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Freedom Guide Dogs

We were happy to fulfill a Grant request to Freedom Guide Dogs. Freedom Guide Dogs continues to breed, raise, train and place successful working Guide Dogs with those who are blind or visually impaired at absolutely no cost to the recipient through their distinctive program called Hometown training. Last year, 49% of placements were to senior citizens. Dogs are matched to owners at no cost and are supplied with a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to work at the client’s home location. This way the client’s unique needs and environment are taken into account.

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National Council of Jewish Women Essex

We are happy for the first time to fulfill a Grant request to the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex County, NJ Section. Our Grant funds will be used to support their annual Back 2 School Store which helps underprivileged families combat the high costs of school supplies, clothes and related needs. Last year the store was able to supply more than 1000 children, of which 46% were grades K-2 and 54% were grades 3-5, and most of whom live in Newark, Bloomfield and East Orange.

Image of people looking at computers, Logo and text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation; Logo and text The Phoenix Center preparing students for life beyond the classroom, est. 1991.
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The Phoenix Center NJ

We were delighted to provide Grant funding to The Phoenix Center. Our funds will be used to provide Chromebook laptops to support access to technology for students with significant developmental disabilities as well as those on the autism spectrum; ages 5 through 21. Their goal is to provide life-centered skills which will prepare students for life beyond the classroom.

Logo and text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, image of a bird. Text Matthew Reitinger/Audubon Photography Awards
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Audubon Mid-Atlantic

We are happy once again to provide Grant funding to Audubon Mid-Atlantic to support their urban conservation goals in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. This work will help support and sustain healthy and resilient ecosystems and build a constituency of environmental stewards with increased public engagement.