Founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence "Oley" Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides information and psycho-social support to consumers of home parenteral (IV) and enteral (Tube-fed) nutrition (homePEN), helping them live fuller, richer lives. The Foundation also serves as a resource for consumer's families, homePEN clinicians and industry representatives, and other interested parties. Programs are directed by the staff and guidance is provided by a board of dedicated homePEN professionals and patient.My four year old son is dependent on both I.V. and enteral nutrition so this is an organization near and dear to my heart. From an email today:
When shopping for your friends and loved ones this holiday season, consider sharing some of the proceeds with the Oley Foundation. Best of all -- it doesn't need to cost you a cent!
Shop your favorite on-line stores through iGive.com and select the Oley Foundation as your charity of choice. A portion of your purchase price will be donated to the Oley Foundation. If you are new to iGive, when you shop within 45 days of registering they'll donate an extra $5 to Oley!
Use GoodSearch for all your internet searching needs. If you select the Oley Foundation as your charity of choice, a penny is donated to Oley for every search you make -- whether you are shopping or researching information.
Use the GoodShop web mall for shopping, choose Oley as your favorite charity, and up to 37% of your purchase will be donated to the Oley Foundation.
Consider buying an Oley shirt for someone on your gift list
OR give a donation to the Oley Foundation in honor or memory of a friend or loved one.