Lori’s Charities

Hospice of Cincinnati

Hospice of Cincinnati specializes in providing comfort, compassion and personalized end-of-life care to all those in need. Our medical and caregiving personnel are widely recognized as industry leaders in hospice and palliative care. Additionally, we are 100% committed to supporting patients AND family members in every possible way…. from symptom management to spiritual / emotional support and bereavement services.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

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Animal Adoption Foundation (AAF)

The Animal Adoption Foundation is a non-profit no-kill shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused or abandoned. AAF provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted. Our caring volunteers and generous, loving donors enable us to provide a safe and happy haven for our special friends. The shelter currently houses approximately 85 cats and dogs.

Our Mission
To provide a safe shelter and humane environment for dogs and cats who have been abandoned or abused
To promote animal adoptions and prepare cats and dogs for adopters
To provide proper veterinary care for dogs and cats who are waiting to be adopted
To provide each animal with proper nutrition, love, and attention while in our care
To educate the public about responsible pet ownership
To work with humane societies and animal shelters for the common goal of humane treatment for all animals

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One Way Farm

One Way Farm Children’s Home provides residential care 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our agency provides an Animal Education Therapy Program, an Employment Training Program, Counseling Services and a Youth Program to further the healing of our children, all very unique programs.

We have served approximately 8,500 children and have been in business since 1976. We are licensed by the Job and Family Services and serve children from throughout the State of Ohio. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. Our continuing goal is to provide for the best interest of the child.

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Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati

Conductive education is an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to education, training and development for individuals with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other motor challenges.

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YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter

Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what we are about and what we intend to do.

Formal mission statement:
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Troops ongoing project

The Lori Foster Bookjunkys (a Yahoo group for readers and writers) sponsors an ongoing “Troop Project”. Headed up by Laurie Damron and enhanced by collections at the annual “Reader and Author Get Together”, items and money (for shopping) are donated so that several times a year care packages filled with fun and sometimes necessary items can be mailed off to various active-duty military troops.

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