HCF Supporting Local Charities

We Appreciate Our Members & Partners for Supporting our Mission of GIVING BACK to the Community.

The success of our annual fundraising events and activities is attributed to a culmination of many volunteers and people working together to achieve our mission of “Giving Back to the Community.”  Through the years, we have contributed over $142,000.00 to local charities in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.  Plus,  thousands of new socks have been collected at our meetings and by our members to support the homeless veterans program in the Northern Kentucky & Greater Cincinnati areas.
Without your help, this would not have been possible!  


Homeless Veterans Programs – 2018 & 2020


Bring NEW socks  – We will collect at all meetings thru December 2020.

Thanks to the many people who donated socks and money in support of our 2019 charitable collection  for the local veterans. Once again we donated NEW socks and nearly $1,000 in support of a local VA unfunded  program.  Special THANKS to Encompass Health NKy., Missy Fisher  & Clovernook Health Care, Lynn Vanbenshoten for collecting at their communities. Also, Seasons, Liz Bangel-Stahlin for delivering the first donation of socks to kick-off the collection process.
All individual donor names were entered into the $50 cash “prize drawing”.  CONGRATULATIONS to the  winner, Teresa Youngstrom!

For more information on donating or a drop off location for SOCKS,  please contact:  Marsha Bell  513-470-4854

HCF Charity Golf Outings 2005 – 2018

October 8, 2018   Charity Golf Outing

Benefiting BRIDGES @ Traditions Golf Club

Modifications for Mobility- 2011 thru 2015

People Working Cooperatively’s,  “Modifications for Mobility”  program benefits many people in the Tri-State area.  PWC professionals perform essential repairs and services so that low-income homeowners can remain in their homes living independently in a safe, sound environment.  Those modifications include: bathrooms, kitchens, wheel chair ramps, and more!

THANK YOU for your generosity and support.  We appreciate the Heritage Golf and Country Club, Mason, Ohio for hosting our Annual Charity Golf Outing!  Contact PWC if you have a client, neighbor, or friend who is in need of modifications for mobility in their home.  www.pwchomerepairs.org

Gimme Shelter – 2010

S.A.R.A.H., a program designed to provide temporary emergency shelter for older adult victims of violence, abuse or neglect was the benefactor of our fund raising. Thanks to your participation, your contributions made a huge difference in the lives of many older adults who could not help themselves. Corporate Sponsors for 2010 were; Baker Concrete Construction Company, Family Watch of Northern Kentucky, Hospice of Southwest Ohio and Seniors Guide.

Round of Appreciation – 2009

The “Round of Appreciation” was a Salute to our Veterans and the focus of this year’s fundraiser for “The Thank You Foundation”. Our charitable donation was in support of the new VA Mobile Health Unit. Corporate sponsors were, Baker Concrete Construction Company, Family Watch of Northern Kentucky, Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Seniors Guide and Skilled Care Pharmacy.

Drive Home A Meal – 2008

With our “Drive Home a Meal” endeavors-our contribution was to support the Meals on Wheels program for Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Our corporate sponsors were, Baker Concrete Construction Company, and Senior Life Newspaper with Family Watch of Northern Kentucky, and Seniors Guide as cart sponsors.

Prescription For Fun – 2007

The beneficiary of the “Prescription for Fun” golf outing was the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy with a gift to support free medications to people in need. Integra Bank and Graydon Head and Ritchie were our corporate sponsors.

Previous Years – 2005 – 2006

In 2006, we made benevolent contributions to EMA of Northern Kentucky with the “Gimme Shelter” campaign, and in 2005 The Women’s Connection was the first recipient of our endeavors.

Other Charities We Have Supported

Homeless Veterans Programs – 2018 and 2019


Socks & Cash Collected at all Meetings September thru December

We have “kicked-up” our goals for 2019 by again supporting the VA by collecting NEW socks for the homeless veterans program. Plus,  we are also aiding a local unfunded VA project by collecting monetary donations. Thanks to the many HCF members & guests who supported this endeavor, we donated nearly a thousand dollars plus hundreds of socks from individual collections at HCF meetings.  

SPECIAL THANKS to Encompass Health Rehab Hospital, NKy. & Clovernook Healthcare, Cincinnati–they offered family & friends sock collections at their communities during the month of December. Their endeavors and generous contribution of  over 1,500 additional socks, will certainly help to support the VA with the ever growing problem of aiding our homeless veteran population.       

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games – 2017

What is the NVWG?
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is co-presented between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. The Games serve Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputations and other central neurological impairments with the goal to increase their independence, healthy activity and quality of life through wheelchair sports and recreation. Veterans are being exposed to wheelchair sports at their home VAMC or PVA Chapters as part of their rehabilitation to improve function, independence and getting them active in their home communities in sport and fitnes

“Sole Patrol” Walked to Stomp Out Hunger! – 2016

Our team walked, ran, skipped and strolled around and over the Ohio River while we participate in the Hunger Walk on Memorial Day 2016. This 5K annual run/walk raises funds to support 260 food pantries in our region, which are instrumental in delivering 20 million meals annually. HealthCare Friends raised funds for the Food Room, the FREESTORE FOODBANK’S pantry.  Last year, the Food Room fed 40,000 people, primarily from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s urban core. On average, up to 300 people came through the Food Room each day last year!    SPECIAL THANKS to our EVENT CHAIR:  Anne McCarthy, Community Education Specialist-St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wound Care Center  E-Mail: anne.mccarthy@stelizabeth.com

Support FREESTORE FOODBANK, 2015 – 2016

COME PLAY IN THE DIRT with other HealthCare Friends members.  A fun event for the whole family…children and adults alike, make it a family affair! The Giving Fields provide produce for 117,000 meals each season. The fruits and vegetables benefit more than a dozen community partner agencies in Northern Kentucky. The agencies are emergency feeding organizations such as food pantries and soup kitchens that work with the Freestore Foodbank to serve the community. As soon as the fresh produce is harvested at the Giving Fields, it arrives at our partner agencies that day–still warm from the sun–literally from farm to table!