The Daisy Fund is dedicated to the Memory of Daisy L. Evitts and is a Nonprofit organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The Daisy Fund was establish to support families that have a member with health problems that need help with travel, lodging, meals, and any unpaid living expenses bills and also to support those in need through hard financial times.

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Country for a Cause 2013

Mark your calendars: Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Hammond's Grove, PA (click for directions) to enjoy an evening of exciting entertainment and music by The O'Donnells.

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The Daisy Fund is named in honor of Daisy LaRue Evitts. Daisy was born on January 26, 1933 in Pogue, Pennsylvania. She was one of twelve children born to Roy McKinley O’Donnell and Rebecca Elizabeth Meck O’Donnell. She married her beloved, “Harry” on July 8, 1950. Their four children BettyJane, Barbara, Brenda and Barry had the good fortune of being raised in a loving, Christian home where there was much laughter and a strong sense that Christ should be the center of every home.

Daisy was a talented seamstress. Her quilts and clown dolls are still cherished by her children and grandchildren. She devoted much of her time to children’s ministries, including helping with Child Evangelism and teaching Sunday school. Daisy and Harry loved people and spent much of their time helping others, especially the families at the Spring Run Bible Church.

Daisy was diagnosed with cancer in September of 1999. She had surgery on October 28, 1999 in Pittsburgh where she remained for fifty-three days until she went home to be with the Lord on December 19, 1999.

During that time, Daisy’s family was overwhelmed by the support they received as they made those long trips back and forth to Pittsburgh. It is the family’s hope that this non-profit organization will allow us to raise money to support other families going through similar experiences.

It is our desire to honor Christ for His faithfulness to our family and to honor our mother and father who provided us with the example of how to know real JOY. (Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last.)

Barry E. Evitts

Barbara J. Butterbaugh

Betty J. Irvin

Brenda E. Miller

Bonnie Cornelious

Deb Shatzer

Robert W. Freet

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Our Application for Assitance is now available online.


Daisy Fund Update for 2011

"Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, while you can."

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has helped raise funds for The Daisy Fund this year. All money raised goes directly to help families who are battling cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Due to your generosity we have been able to give out $42,000 since we began in June of 2008. During 2011 we raised $19,395 and gave out $16,623.

Grants given out during 2011: $16,623
During 2011 we helped a young mother with stage 4 cervical cancer, four women with breast cancer, four individuals with colon cancer, two men with prostrate cancer, a young woman with ALS, a child with stage 4 neuroblastoma, two children with leukemia, a young man with melanoma, and young girl with bone cancer.

Again, we want to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Daisy Fund this year

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events
March 11, 2012 2nd Annual Basket Bingo at the Shippensburg Fire Fighter's Center Tickets available in January from any Daisy Fund Board Member or fund raising committee.

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The Daisy Fund

P.O. Box 409
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Call (301) 997-6786
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An Exciting First Year

It is hard to believe that the first organizational meeting of The Daisy Fund was only in June of 2008. During this first year, the fund has been able to help seventeen families by giving out $5,480 to help with the expenses associated with cancer treatment and catastrophic illness. The stories of these families have included a child with leukemia, a young father in need of a liver transplant, a child stricken with a rare condition known as Stevens Johnson syndrome, a father battling liver cancer, and a retired pastor traveling for chemo-therapy. All seventeen families are experiencing similar challenges. Thanks to the many volunteers who have helped with fund raising, The Daisy Fund has been able to respond to every request brought for consideration.

In addition to the above gifts, the fund has also given $600 to the Good Sheppard Food Bank housed at the Valley Medical Center in Dry Run, Pennsylvania and $200 to the bus fund at the Spring Run Bible Church.

The amount of funds dispersed thus far is $6,280. The fund is operated as a non-profit and all funds raised are targeted directly to the mission of the Daisy Fund.

Special Thanks

Several local groups and organizations have given donations to The Daisy Fund. They have included the Annual Path Valley Open Golf Tournament, The Path Valley Farm Women's Group, The O'Donnell Family Reunion and Pam Johnson and her family and friends. The generosity of these groups have made a difference in the lives of the families helped by the Daisy Fund this year. Thank you!


The Daisy Fund

P.O. Box 409
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Call (301) 997-6786
Or Click Here to Email Us