Compassion Awards

Each year, The Meland Foundation provides financial help for families facing severe illness.

The program is named The Meland Foundation’s Karen H. Hanson Compassion Awards, after long-time board member who served as an officer of the board for many years. ┬áKaren is currently serving as Trustee Emeritus.

Gifts are awarded from $500 to $750 to families and/or individuals who meet the award criteria and are recommended by participating churches.

Compassion awards have also been made under this program by The Meland Foundation for many years to Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.