"It is one thing to believe in your own goals and dreams. It's something totally different and wonderful to know that others believe in them too and support you in making them a reality,” said Claire.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
16-year-old Claire Wineland is proud to announce that her foundation, Claire’s Place Foundation, has been awarded a second grant from California Community Foundation (CCF), the leading organization for inspiring and empowering philanthropy by and for the Los Angeles community, to help children and families affected by cystic fibrosis.
CCF awarded Claire’s Place a grant of $10,000.00 to assist Claire in her mission to support others living with cystic fibrosis and that are dealing with extended hospital stays. CCF awarded the foundation a grant of $5,000 in early 2013. Through initiatives and opportunity funding, CCF both ensures the long-term impact of grants and responds to immediate community needs. In partnership with diverse stakeholders, CCF fosters positive change as it helps to build the future of Los Angeles. Donors Brittany Weinstein and family made this generous grant possible.
"It is one thing to believe in your own goals and dreams. It's something totally different and wonderful to know that others believe in them too and support you in making them a reality,” said Claire. “We are so grateful to the Weinstein family and CCF for their continued support."
Claire has dedicated her life work to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis. At age 16, she has lived her entire life battling the life threatening genetic disease, and has spent more than a quarter of her life in the hospital. A young founder of a charitable foundation and author of bestseller “Every Breath I Take,” co-authored with Chynna Bracha Levin, Claire continues to spread her message of how to live a fulfilling life while taking care of a condition that requires constant treatment and frequent hospitalization.
To assist Claire’s mission in helping other children with cystic fibrosis please visit her website to make a tax deductible donation.
About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with CF her entire life. The foundation provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. A young author of bestseller “Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis,” Claire’s unique inspirational model for people living with this disease has led her to be a TEDx Speaker and receive multiple awards including Southbay Magazine’s “Top 10 South Bay Teen”, Looking Beyond LA’s “Soaring Spirit Award,” and a nominee of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship” awards. She has been featured in Ladies’ Home Journal and seen on the Hallmark Channel and ABC’s “Everyday Health.” Claire’s Place Foundation is a way for Claire to give back with hope, strength, and joy and make meaning of what she has had to go through. For more information and make a donation, please visit http://www.clairesplacefoundation.org.