The funding needs for inpatient treatment for Eating Disorder (ED) patients is not diminishing. Recent statistics show that 7 Million women and 1 million men suffer from eating disorders (Anna Westin Foundation; 2003)
. Because many hospitals charge $1,000-$2000 per day, not including physician’s fees, we decided to be pro-active and raise money for direct payment to such hospitals, on behalf of these individuals. In our clinical practice, we know of individuals who have up to $500,000+ in medical bills, and have taken 2 nd and 3 rd mortgages on their homes to fund their daughter’s treatment.
Currently, Manna Fund is being bombarded with inquiries about scholarships from individuals in need of funding. In recent months, our call volume has increased to a rate of 10 new inquiries weekly. Manna Fund currently has 28 applicants on file, and is trying to raise funding to award four scholarships this year. It is crucial that we receive more funding this year to help as many individuals as is possible.
Manna Fund is in also need of the following:
- Donated gemstones, jewelry components, and completed jewelry items to sell
- Gift baskets, including items such as: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotion, Bible, journal, inspirational reading/CDs
- Volunteers with the following experience/skills:
All donations to MSF are tax deductible. We now have the ability to donate online by credit card. You can click the Donate Button to the right to get started. If you wish to donate by check, please make checks payable to Manna Fund, and mail them to:
Manna Fund, Inc.
1325 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 703
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
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