Dear Concerned Citizen,
You may have heard
of this fund-raising organization. If not, let me enlighten you.
The Patty Pollatos
Fund is a 501-c-3 and was established in memory of Patty Pollatos who died
of cancer on September 18, 1992. Patty lived in the New Market/Mt. Airy
area all of her life. Because of this disease Patty was financially
devastated and about to lose her house. All she wanted was to die with
dignity in her home with her family. I organized a fundraiser with her
family and friends and in 30 days we raised $20,000.00 to honor Patty’s
wish. She was a fighter and an inspiration to all of us.
It’s hard to put
into words what happened to me after Patty’s death. I do know that God
called me to fundraising to Praise him and honor Patty. I have tried to
be obedient and pray that I have ears to hear and eyes to see where my
Heavenly Father leads me.
volunteer. No money given by the PPF to any charity or group may be
earmarked for salaries.
Our mission is to
raise money for The Hospice House, needy cancer victims, Alzheimer’s,
Heartly House, Red Cross, Scholarship money for our youth and other worthy
charities in the Frederick/Mt. Airy area. We are proud that through the
dedication and generosity of many, to date over $2,000,000 has been raised
for the Frederick County Community. This does not count the materials,
services and labor donated to the building of the New Frederick County
Hospice House. 100% of all money raised going back into the community.
There is no overhead because everything that is needed to put on our
fundraisers is donated.
One project you
might be familiar with was "The House That Love Built", back in 1998 which
the community helped us build in the Jefferson area free. We raffled the
house and donated to Hospice over $200,000.00
fundraisers are J Bar W Ranch Rodeos, as well
as the The Jim Grimes Boss Hoss Cycles & Trikes of Frederick,
IBR Bull Riding Extravaganza , and our newest fundraiser Family
Fundraiser FUNomenon @ the Frederick Fair Grounds.
If you would like to
donate your time, services or money to any of the above events please
e-mail us any time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the
many volunteers and business that have already become a part of this
One person can make
a difference: together we can change the world. May you always allow God
to be with you and listen for your calling. He is always knocking.
PPF Inc. Founder