Box 7374 Pine Glen, Riverview, NB, E1B 4T9
IMPORTANT NEWS ON
The Sick Children's Fund, in operation since 1985, is run by
a Board of 14 volunteers dedicated to helping families in
need. Over the past 11 years Ron Paschal was the
person at the helm for our day-to-day operations. Ron was
able to devote full time to the job. This created an
excellent level of service for our families. Recently, when
Ron was unable to perform his duties it exposed a
vulnerability in our organization, we had no redundancy.
Also, the fund is growing in
the number of families served, requiring much more time from our
And as we are all volunteers, most of us are unable to spend
a full work week in an office. We have to change our
way of operating.
immediately you can expect the following changes:
The Screening Committee (five
members of the Board) will now do most of the operational
work. The committee will meet once a week, on Friday
mornings, to asses new referrals, conduct family interviews,
set policy, issue and mail cheques.
We will begin to implement
streamlined claim procedures making it easier for families
to be reimbursed.
If a family requires a travel
advance, we will need at least one week's notice to
accommodate the advance. In any case, families must
seek pre-approval for trips to ensure
there are available funds and to determine what we will
Families must mail their
receipts to the above address and can expect a cheque to be
mailed that Friday. We regret that we can no longer
accept drop in receipts with an expectation of getting an
immediate cheque .
Contact with the
Best and quickest way is via
telephone. A screening member will carry our cell phone,
with the number as listed above, and will normally be available
from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays. Outside those hours you
may still be able to reach the screening member.
Otherwise, leave a message as we will be checking messages and will return your call as soon as possible.
Next best is by email as noted
Third best, and also to submit
applications, is our facsimile. The fax is not
monitored continuously so you should follow up the fax with
an email to make sure we are aware of it.
changes will ensure:
We will have backup in case any
one member is unable to participate.
The fund will be secure in
it's redundancy and future.
And we can be confident that we
can meet our mission, which is
"To provide financial support for sick children and their
families whose means are surpassed by medical and treatment
Thank you for your consideration and help in implementing