What is the Chasing Second Chances program about?
For the third straight year, during the ten weeks of the NASCAR Playoffs, the Joey Logano Foundation will be awarding grants to charities in race markets as the NASCAR circuit makes its way across the country.
Raise awareness to help non-profit organizations prosper in our racing communities
Allow positive change to occur by supporting organizations with the necessary financial resources
Create an opportunity for our fans and partners to take action for causes they can support
Encourage the charities to continue offering second chances for those in need
Sept. 17 – Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Sept. 24 – David’s House
Oct. 1 – Nurse-Family Partnership
Oct. 8 – Michael’s Way
Oct. 15 – Pinky Swear Foundation
Oct. 22 – SAFEHOME
Oct. 29 – Final Salute, Inc.
Nov. 5 – World Vision
Nov. 12 – Children’s Health Fund
Nov. 19 – Starting Right, Now
As more families turn to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation for support – emotionally and financially, with the support of the Joey Logano Foundation’s funding, Bear Necessities was able to provide 20 kids with a “Bear Hug.” The Foundation’s mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it is implemented through the Bear Hugs Program to support cancer patients (ages 0–19), as well as their immediate families, that face the many challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer. Every “Bear Hug” is different because every child is different. We work with each child and their family to help design a Bear Hug that meets their unique needs and interests. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family’s world is turned upside down. Families struggle to cope and it is often the basic necessities, that is needed.
David’s House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Although located on its campus, we do not receive funding from the hospital or any of its affiliates, thus financial support from our community partners such as Joey Logano Foundation are essential for us to keep our doors open 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Our 20-bedroom home accommodates guests of all ages, whether they need a room for one night or many months, and we also offer a day program where family members who choose to remain by their child’s bedside in the hospital can still visit us to do laundry, shower, get something to eat, or just find a quiet space to recharge. There is no fee to stay at David’s House or to use us as a day guest, a blessing only made possible thanks to the Joey Logano Foundation and others who join in making a difference in a child’s life through their generosity.
Nurse-Family Partnership ® [NFP] positively transforms the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families by empowering moms to become capable, self-assured parents who provide their baby with the best beginning and a thriving future. Through nurse-home visitation initiated during pregnancy and continued through the child’s second birthday, mothers receive the pre- and post-natal health education tools, guidance, and support they need to break cycles of poverty and create better lives for themselves, their babies, and future generations. NFP is grateful for the generous support of the Joey Logano Foundation with a gift of $180,000 to help build infrastructure to scale NFP’s evidence-based, life-changing program. This support will directly impact expansion efforts to reach over 160 new families with NFP’s prevention program, in addition to supporting the existing 5,300 families currently enrolled. The Joey Logano Foundation is a pivotal partner with NFP in our shared mission to help give the best first chance to vulnerable babies and families in need.
Michael’s Way is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year! We were established in 2002 and have been spreading awareness ever since. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with pediatric cancer and to support their parents struggling under the financial strain of such a devastating diagnosis. We have seen how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be on a family and maintaining their daily bills should not add to their stress. Parents need to focus on what is important…saving their child’s life.
Since 2015, the Joey Logano Foundation has awarded grants to Michael’s Way.
The Joey Logano Foundation’s Funding will help support families like Pinky Swear’s All-star Noah: Noah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on October 15, 2015, along with a rare complication – Philadelphia Chromosome – which put him a much higher risk than most ALL patients. He is taking additional chemotherapy based upon PH+ which has increased his chances of survival from 25% to 75%. Noah still has another 1.5 years in treatment.
His mom, Tracy, is a single Mom of four and Noah is the youngest child. On the day that he was diagnosed, she had to quit her job in a factory to take care of Noah. Since then the family has made ends meet “by the grace of God”, said Tracy. Thankfully, Noah is being treated at the St. Jude affiliated clinic at Hemby Children’s Hospital, so there are no medical bills but without an income, the family has struggled to stay in their home, put gas in the car to get to the hospital, and put food on the table.
“Stress is the number one killer,” said Tracy “and I would lay in bed wondering how I was going to pay the rent that month. Pinky Swear has literally saved our home on two occasions, most recently responding right away to an urgent request that I made in June.” Tracy recently resumed working, but life continues to be tough for Noah and his family.
SAFEHOME is honored to be receiving $10,000 from The Joey Logano Foundation in 2017 for our Children’s Program. SAFEHOME is the only comprehensive domestic violence agency serving Johnson and Miami Counties in Kansas, the largest in the state of Kansas and provides services to victims in greater Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond. All of SAFEHOME’s services are provided free of charge.
For 27 years, SAFEHOME’s Children’s Program has provided a safe and therapeutic environment where children and their parents find safety and heal from the trauma of domestic violence. The Program serves all children, birth through age 17, who come to the emergency shelter or outreach services. This specialized, trauma-informed program addresses the reality that the single most important element in determining a child’s resiliency in the aftermath of domestic violence is the relationship with their protective parent.
Final Salute Inc, will utilize the Foundation’s funding for the following two major programs:
Project HOME ($5,000): Provides safe and suitable housing for homeless women veterans and their minor children. This program provides transitional housing, on-site case management, food, clothing, transportation, child care subsidy/assistance, employment support, financial education and counseling and other essential supportive services to homeless women Veterans and their children.
Project Safe ($5,000): Provides one-time emergency housing financial assistance to women veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The purpose of S.A.F.E is to prevent homelessness by easing financial hardships. S.A.F.E provides emergency financial support by assisting with past due rent, preventing evictions, security deposits and utility assistance.
World Vision is committed to leveling the playing field for children living in poverty in North Texas by providing educational tools and classroom supplies through our Teacher Resource Center. Teachers serving at schools in low-income neighborhoods (Title 1 schools) are invited to visit World Vision to stock up on school supplies and classroom materials, free of charge. With the support of the Joey Logano Foundation’s $10,000 grant, we expect to impact over 2,100 students and 89 teachers with notebooks, binders, pencils, scissors, and glue sticks, as well as books and arts and crafts materials.
Founded in 1987 by Dr. Irwin Redlener, singer/song-writer Paul Simon and program designer, Karen Redlener, Children’s Health Fund’s mission is to bring health care directly to homeless and low-income children and their families by expanding access to comprehensive and innovative primary care; reducing “health barriers to learning” that interfere with child development and school performance; responding to the needs of vulnerable children impacted by major public health crises; and improving the health and well-being of children through advocacy and public education efforts.
Thanks to the generosity of donors such as the Joey Logano Foundation, Children’s Health Fund will provide 33,000 clinical encounters and 23,000 health education encounters to 9,000 patients in Phoenix, Dallas, LA and South Florida.
Joey Logano’s generous donation of $10,000 assisted over 30 homeless unaccompanied high school students in 2016- 2017 attend our Gratitude, Rapport, Ambition and Development (GRAD) program – our various after school leadership classes and enrichment activities, which instill necessary educational, career, and life skills for students to develop into self-sufficient adults. Given a second chance with Starting Right, Now’s (SRN) holistic program, 100% of our 2017 senior class received their high school diplomas and propelled to either the military, vocational training or higher education. Renovations are now complete at both of our transitional housing facilities, enabling SRN to aid a new annual total of 80 homeless unaccompanied youth during 2017-2018’s school year. We are so grateful for your generous support. You have helped these youths end the generational cycle of poverty and end suffering.