When did the foundation start?
It all started with a charity walk on October 18, 2003 and every year since we have had a walk the second weekend in October. The walk is always held at the New Cumberland Borough Park in New Cumberland Pennsylvania. In 2019 we added the opportunity to walk remotely for those who may want to participate but the date or location don’t work for them.
What is the mission?
Vickie’s Angel Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit with a mission of helping families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills because of going through cancer treatment. Our goal is to take away the financial stress from the family, providing a temporary bridge that allows them to focus entirely on their treatments and healing. We offer them hope.
We assist families (2,000,000 people) in nine counties in central Pennsylvania. They are Cumberland, Dauphin , Perry, Lebanon, Adams, York, Lancaster, Schuylkill and Franklin.
What is the focus?
To pay for the basic necessities for every day survival such as rent, mortgage, utilities, car insurance, car repairs, and food and gas cards. Paying these basic bills allows the family to have money to pay their medical expenses and insurance.
How is money raised?
Through our annual walk, the annual SMT Turkey Trot at Thanksgiving and more than 30 other special events that occur throughout the year in addition to donations and grants
100% of the net proceeds raised from events goes to families.
How much goes to families?
How much have you raised?
More than $3,000,000.
How do you pay operating expenses?
The answer is guardian angels! Through the gifts of GUARDIAN ANGELS we are able to pay expenses such as part time employees, office supplies, utilities, auditing, insurance and more. Their gifts allow us to continue to give 100% of net proceeds to our families. Please go to our website for more information on how to become a Guardian Angel.
How do families apply for help?
Download an application from our website, secure one from their social worker or call (717) 774-3800 and we will mail you one.
The Vickie’s Angel Foundation Evaluation Committee meets every Tuesday and calls each family. Decisions are made that day on how we will help. We pay family bills every Thursday.
Aid recipient bills are always paid directly to the vendor (landlord, bank, insurance company, etc…) never to the family. A copy of the payment is sent to the families for their records.
Do you conduct an audit?
Yes, an audit is done annually at a cost of more than $8,000.
How long does a family have to wait?
Typically one week or less after we receive the complete application.
Who was Vickie?
Vickie was the wife of Mickey Minnich, founder and CEO of Vickie’s Angel Foundation. Vickie became an angel on May 21, 2003, they had been married for 37 years.