FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation once again raised more than $100,000 for the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House.
The donation represents proceeds raised through the 2019 Red Coat Dinner and 2019 Mad Anthonys Charity Classic for Children, which took place June 14 and June 15, respectively, and honored local businessman John Tippmann, Sr., and NFL star Jaylon Smith.
Thursday afternoon, Mad Anthonys presented the Hope House with a giant check for $115,000. Children’s Hope House is located at Lutheran Hospital.
It provides overnight accommodations for families with children getting treatment.
“Families that have children in the hospital, are often times living far away, they have a big commute, they have costs that were unanticipated,” Melissa Dessaigne, the Executive Director for Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, said. “[We’re] able to provide this house, to be able to provide food for them, to provide a warm refuge, a safe place where they can rest, where they can take a shower have a good meal so they can really take care of themselves so they can better take care of their families.”
Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House is open to families who have children in any of the local hospitals.