Dragonfly Foundation

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Dragonfly Foundation
Today’s Date: * Friday, August 9, 2019
Organization’s website https://dragonfly.org/
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 27-3183929
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2011
Address *

506 Oak Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Amy Hafner
Your Title * Student Programs Manager
Your email address * a.hafner@dragonfly.org
Your Phone Number (513) 708-7476
Executive Director’s Name * Christine Neitzke
Executive Director’s email address * c.neitzke@dragonfly.org
What is the mission of your organization?
The Dragonfly Foundation supports pediatric cancer families and patients bringing them strength, courage and joy by:
• Building a network that connects Dragonfly families to each other and the community. We are a second family and a “home away from home.”
• Providing programs that enhance the quality of life. We create happy distractions, great experiences for our patients & families. We offer over 300 events a year for our families to bring smiles, laughter and create lasting memories of joy.
• Enhancing programs in partner Children’s Hospitals (main partner is Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center).
• Providing emotional, relational & practical support & community connections.
• Partnering on psychosocial research with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (8) Health
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Dragonfly’s main mission is to support children and young adults (birth to age 40) who are pediatric cancer patients AND their families. We have also developed our Student Programs to work with schools and youth programs to promote kindness, compassion and philanthropy and educate them how important it is to be kind to everyone. Our Dragonfly patients and their siblings have experienced bullying and unkind behavior towards them so we want to educate students on how they can support friends or family who are experiencing the trauma associated with cancer and the need for treating everyone kindly!
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Various volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year and they include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting with CARE bag assembly (we provide bags of essential and comfort items to patients who are newly diagnosed and admitted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
• Assisting with mailings or programs for events
• Assisting with packaging gifts for patients or families
• Assisting with yard work or various tasks around The Landing to prepare for events
• Writing cards of encouragement and support to patients and families
• Assisting at public fundraising events to help raise awareness and support of Dragonfly
Volunteer coordinator Amy Hafner
Volunteer coordinator’s email address a.hafner@dragonfly.org
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 708-7476