Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown

Our Mission

Serious illness can wreak havoc on family life. Caring for the ill demands endless time and energy. Extra curricular activities of both children and parents can go by the wayside. Academics can falter. Family dinners become rushed events in the back of a car. Birthdays and holiday celebrations go unplanned.

We are here to help.

The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to maintaining normalcy for families experiencing life-threatening illness. We provide funding, referrals, and volunteers to help with family’s emotional needs – specifically those of the children. For more information or to apply for services, please see the links below.

How You Can Help

Community members can make a contribution to The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown by volunteering their time, making a donation or attending one of its events.

The Piggyback Foundation is operated by a board of volunteers who partner with community organizations and businesses as well as donors. Volunteers work to refer families to the foundation and execute services.

Volunteers also serve on committees to help plan and execute events throughout the year. Anyone who wishes to volunteer can contact the foundation at its website, PiggybackFoundation.com/contact or by calling 248 200 8032.

For monetary donations, the guide is at PiggybackFoundation.com/donate. Donors can contact the foundation or mail checks payable to Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown at P.O. Box 3184, Boardman, Ohio 44513.

Anyone interested in applying for services through the foundation can do so by filling out the form on the Services page of the website.

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