Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund
A fellow Chicago blogger would like me to help create some buzz about an upcoming event. Since it’s for charity, I thought I would comply. So if you are in Chicago this weekend, and don’t yet have plans for Saturday night (March 1st), consider going to event sponsored by the Columbia Muses. Event is a mini-concert/benefit to raise money for the Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund. If you already have plans but would like to donate, go here to find out where to send checks. One hundred percent of all donations received, without any administrative costs or fees, will be used directly for the benefit of the children.
“The Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund was founded on the day after the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy in 1986, with the full support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Fund was established as a non-profit, tax exempt foundation to provide for the health, education, and support of the children of the astronauts who perished in the Challenger tragedy and of astronauts who might perish in the future while involved actively in participating in space exploration and travel conducted under the auspices of NASA.
Since 1986, the Fund has served as a provider of health, education, and related support for these children, almost all of whom are now college graduates. The directors of the Fund wish to express their sorrow at Saturday’s Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy and their readiness to help the families and children of those brave astronauts who perished exploring the frontiers of space for the benefit of all humankind. ”