Thanks to everyone involved with our fund days, we hope we made an impact on anyone and everyone who has been involved in any way. Over the last 6 years we've been able to generate over $500,000 dollars in which we dispersed back out into our community through our fund days, we feel very fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to give back.
We are taking a new direction with our giving and will no longer be hosting our "Fund days", we're now inspired to take our giving a different direction and will be much more involved in community outreach, as soon as we know the direction of our outreach we'll get it up on the web and look forward to your request in that area.
We look forward to serving you in the future and thank you for what you do, as well as thank you for visiting our site.
In August of 2007, a longtime staffer's daughter lost her legs in a tragic accident at a local amusement park. Both parents were unable to work in order to provide care for their daughter which impacted their family financially. In trying to help the family, we informed the community that we would take a day and donate 100% of all the sales that day to the family. The Louisville community spread the word and "Katie's Day" raised over $45,000 for the family. Katie's day inspired our Monday Fund days, in which we now donate all proceeds from that day to a community member in need or a local charitable organization. To date, the wonderful community of Louisville has supported us and provided us the ability to donate over $440,000 thus far.
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O’Shea’sFamily of Pubs
Past Monday FundDays
Where all proceeds from your meal and drink go to individuals, families, and charitable organizations we believe in.
Just eat or enjoy a pint.
Total Raised to date: $450,175
Family Scholar House, April 1st, 2013 - TBA
Family Scholar House is a Louisville-based non-profit organization. Their mission is to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a college degree. They do this by providing a comprehensive continuum of services for both our student parents and their children. Proceeds from this Fund Day will support children's programming at their new Parkland Scholar House Campus, their fourth campus in the Louisville area and the first in the west end.
Justin Seamon to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, April 1st, 2013 - TBA
Every year the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society selects a Man of the Year. This is a competition to see who can raise the most to help fund medical treatments for a child with cancer. Justin Seamon was in the running this year to raise funds for a local child's treatment. O'Shea's is proud to help him achieve his goal!
Prescott Lee Goodman Bikes with Wings Foundation March 3, 2013 - $250
The goal of The Prescott Lee Goodman Bikes with Wings Foundation is dedicating a park for BMX riders, skateboarders and scooter riders. This park would keep the children of Mt.Washington, Shepherdsville and surrounding Kentuckiana areas safe. Currently, these athletes find themselves riding or skating in parking lots of businesses, neighborhood streets and even busy main roadways. It is important to support these children and young adults by offering them somewhere safe to gather, have a good time and enjoy their sport. Having a dedicated skate park would give the riders and skaters an alternative, as well as keep them motivated to being productive, healthy friends, family members and citizens.
Volunteers of America, March 25th, 2013 - $1,250
Through our hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 and a half million people in more than 400 communities. Since 1896, we have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
UofL Medical Students Bridge to Ecuador, March 25th, 2013 - $1,000
While Louisvillians braved ice and snow this month, a small group of Louisville medical professionals were braving a different sort of challenge: underdeveloped Ecuador.
Led by Dr. Elsa Haddad, a group of twenty-five surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and others journeyed to the Manabí province of Ecuador for four intensive days of surgery. The surgeons operated February 4-7 after a day of triage on Sun., Feb 3. This was the third trip of this sort led by Dr. Haddad under the banner of the national organization Healing the Children.
Team Reeve/Frazier Rehab, March 26th, 2013 - $450
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
YPAL CARES, December 3rd, 2012 - $750
YPAL Cares, Inc. was founded by young professionals for young professionals. Louisville’s young professionals are interested in making a difference in their community, and YPAL Cares encourages them to take action, get involved and make effective change. Getting involved can mean rolling up your sleeves, providing a special skill or donating funds.
Jorena Faulkner, November 12th, 2012 - $800
100% of the day’s sales will benefit Jorena Faulkner, a singer/songwriter, does crochet and freelance writer/editor. She is really active in the local charity scene and a social activist for women, girls and children. Funds will go toward her mounting medical costs. Jorena has been battling Adrenaloma for years without insurance. When she finally received insurance, she quickly met her cap after new doctors diagnosed her with Celiac's Disease, Endocrine Autoimmune Disease, Secondary Polycythemia, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Raynaud's Disease/Syndrome. She has put off further treatment due to lack of funds.
The Morton Center, November 5th, 2012 - $800
100% of proceeds from the day's sales will go to the Morton Center, a non-profit intensive outpatient facility for the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions based here in the Highlands. There are two things that make the Morton Center unique: First, they are the only organization of our kind in this region offering subsidized care for those who cannot otherwise afford it. Two, they focus on treating the entire family, including children, to promote healing and recovery. Funds will go directly to restore the health of individuals and families struggling with alcoholism and other addictions by providing specialized counseling and educational services.
Cameron Quinn, October 15th, 2012 - $900
100% of proceeds from the day's sales will help Cameron Quinn get a seizure alert dog. Cameron is an 8 year old child who was born with cerebral palsy and has epilepsy. Cameron’s seizures have been very difficult to control. He is fundraising money to get a seizure alert dog from 4 Paws for Ability. 4 Paws is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to place assistance dogs with children with disabilities. The majority of the service dogs have been rescued from shelters. He has been on and off medications and in an out of hospitals. His mother is always on the lookout for seizures and feels that having a seizure alert dog would give her peace of mind as well as give Cameron some independence and a companion. They need $13,000 and only have raised $500.
11 Year Old Chance Larvick Davenport, Ocotber 8th, 2012 - $1,500
100% of proceeds from the day's sales will go to Chance Larvick Davenport, an 11 year old boy with a brain injury, autism and a heart condition. The family has paid out of pocket for medical treatment and special schools for several years now. He has tried very hard to learn to read over the years but nothing has worked for him. His neurologist has suggested a program called Learning Rx that may be able to retrain his brain around the damage so he can learn to read and live a normal life. The cost is $18,000 for 24 weeks of brain retraining. What the family can cover will get him started, but they need the remaining $9,000 before the end of the year for him to continue. With your help, we can make a life-long difference in a family's life!
The Healing Place, September 17th , 2012- $800
TheHealing Place has served the Louisville area since 1989 with a nationally recognized recovery program and compassionate homeless shelter. Each day they serve over 600 men and women on two campuses in the Louisville area at no cost to the client. Funds raised will help in reaching men and women struggling with alcohol or drug addictions.The Healing Place feeds, clothes, and provides shelter for each man and women for less than $25 a day. For 600 men and women daily - the amount needed adds up. Giving a hand up makes a difference. Sharing personal experiences, strength, and hope with another and allowing others to share their experience, strength, and hope can unite us.
Leslie Moise, September 10th, 2012 - $2,500
On September 10th, O'Shea's on Baxter will donate 100% of the day's proceeds to the fund to Help Leslie Heal. Leslie Moise is a local Louisville author, who suffered a stroke before Memorial Day weekend. While at the hospital, Leslie was diagnosed with Diabetes and high blood pressure. She is uninsured, and couldn't afford the follow-up doctors visits, medicine and essentials. Formerly a caregiver for her parents, her father was hospitalized at the same time for walking pneumonia and a heartattack. Both are doing well today, but Leslie's circumstances are forever changed, and she needs your support.
Help Leslie Heal fund goes for medical bills and necessities essential to her continued recovery. Her prescribed out-patient therapy alone will cost a minimum of $6,000 and her medicines cost between $320 to $340 per month. Leslie's book, Love is the Thread, is available on amazon.com. For more information about Leslie, check out www.lesliemoise.com.
Kids Against Hunger, August 20th, 2012 - $1,200
100% of proceeds from to days sales will benefit Kids Against Hunger. The mission of Kids Against Hunger is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in Kentuckiana and feed starving and malnourished children throughout the world. This is accomplished by engaging kids of all ages in the packaging of a highly-nutritious mix of dry ingredients, specifically formulated to meet the needs of hungry children. Their unique meal packs are distributed worldwide through partnerships with humanitarian organizations. At a cost of 25 cents per meal, KAH relies on donations and sponsorships to purchase the raw ingredients and supplies needed to package meals.
The money O'Shea's donated provided 15,500 meals that will feed malnourished children at an orphanage in Zambia, Africa.
Raising Champions, August 13th, 2012 - $1,500
Help the O'Shea's team and Christopher 2X in the Advocacy to end West-End violence.Safy of Louisville - August 6th, 2012 -$1,500
100% of proceeds from today's sales will benefit Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth. SAFY is a local, not for profit human services organization providing foster, adoption and therapeutic services to area children and families in crisis. For over 25 years, children who have experienced the worst in life have found respite and new hope for a better life through their foster homes and services. They are much more than a traditional foster care agency. SAFY is focused on treatment, intervention, adoption, and placement of children whose intensive needs cannot be managed through traditional foster care. SAFY provides services to youth who are experiencing abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol dependencies, behavioral problems, emotional disturbances, mental delays, physical challenges, and youth with special medical needs.
Family Scholar House SAFE Program - July 23rd, 2012 - $1,500
The mission of the Family Scholar House (FSH) is to end the cycle of poverty by providing single-parent students with the support they need to earn a four-year college degree. It is currently the only local organization providing supportive housing and educational services for low-income single parents, and their children, as they earn baccalaureate degrees. Funds raised would go towards the SAFE program. SAFE was designed for children who have been witness to domestic violence. For these children, safety planning is a necessity. A facilitator uses a dollhouse as a natural tool for teaching children through their own experiences and plan safety. By physically acting out a safety plan, in conjunction with verbalization, the child has a greater capacity for recollection during an actual violent incident. Funds raised would go toward resources and planning.
Stay out of the fight!
Ask an adult for help!
Find a SAFE place!
Everyone knows it is not your fault!
Bob Murphy - July 16th, 2012 - $1,500
Bob is a long-time guest of O’Shea’s, more like one of our extended family members. Recently hospitalized with congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, respiration problems, etc., he spent 7 days in the Cardiac ICU. He is able to work very little because of his condition, which results in not making enough money to buy the medicines that could get him back on his feet and to his job. It is a vicious cycle. Bob is in dire need of money to help purchase this medicine, which he must take to stay alive. He is a truly kind, caring, loving man, with a lot on his shoulders. He always has an optimistic attitude, but is currently fighting to stay alive. He is a dear friend to us here at O'Shea's, and we would do anything for him! Join us on July 16 for a meal, or simply a great brew, and we will donate 100% of proceeds to help Bob get back on his feet again.
Carwood Andrew Kuerzi - June 18th, 2012 - $3,000
Marty and Ashley Kuerzi welcomed their first born, Carwood Andrew, on August 18th, 2009. Carwood was diagnosed with Spina Bifida before he was born and the financial strain this condition has caused has been difficult on the family. While the Spina Bifida Foundation has helped offset some of the costs, the financial burden will continue to exist as Carwood reaches new developmental milestones associated with the illness. In 2012, he will need his first wheelchair costing $5,000 and his second set of orthodontics costing $4,500. Funds raised today will go toward the mounting medical bills the Kuerzi family has incurred.
Wadis Carter - June 11, 2012 - $1,000
100% of all proceeds on June 11th will go to Wadis Carter, one of our chefs at Patrick O'Shea's, to aid in covering final expenses related to the passing of his mother. The financial burden related to a loved one’s passing can often devastate a family that is already grieving. Today, we help one family.
Water With Blessings - May 14, 2012- $2,000
Safe water is a fundamental human right. Yet, around the planet, people of all ages fall ill and die because of contaminated water. The World Health Organization attributes two million deaths annually to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Two million people. That's roughly the population of Houston, Texas. Think about that for a moment: every year, we lose the equivalent of the city of Houston to something as simple as dirty water. Too often, we assume the answer to this murky problem is the drinking water market – tap water, bottled water. Just buy safe water. Water is available, at a price. But this price is beyond the scope of most of who need it. Too often, families must choose: food or water? Medicine or water? Transportation or water? School supplies or water? The better question is: Why should they have to choose? Tap water is a luxury many do not have, and bottled drinking water is not a long-term solution. WWB found a solution that empowers families who need safe drinking water. Instead of being dependent on outside sources, like the government or bottled water manufacturers, they put pure water in the hands of those who need it the most.
Emily Caudill - April 23, 2012 - $2,000
Emily is a 25 year old local fiddle player and songwriter. She has played in numerous bands over the years including Weber and the Local Villains; all of which have played at O’Shea’s and Flanagan’s many times. Just a few short months ago, Emily was battling for her life. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. After numerous hospital stays and chemotherapy, she beat cancer. Despite her remission, she now deals with hearing loss stemming as a result of her treatment. This has had an effect on her playing ability and her spirits in general but she is ecstatic about her survival. Funds raised would go towards paying her medical bills. She lost her medical insurance and she and her family are now $20,000+ in debt.
Cole Durham - April 16, 2012 - $800
Cole Durham is a four year old who has already faced more hardships in his short life than most adults. He was diagnosed with Autism at a young age and also suffers from epilepsy, forcing his family to put their lives on hold in order to help their son learn to deal with these life-altering conditions. He recently was victim of as accident in which he pulled a dresser and 42" television on top of him in their family’s home. The weight of the furniture crushed every bone in his face, splitting his palate and jaw and causing a subdural hematoma. He endured surgery to repair his mandible and left eye socket and reset his nose. Funds raised would go toward his mounting medical bills.
Vivian Rowe (Pottery Rowe)- April 9th, 2012 - $1,000
On Friday, Sept. 9th, Vivian was helping her husband load their truck when a bungee cord she was attaching slipped and struck her in the eye. It caused a traumatic dislocation of her lens that required vitrectomy surgery. This procedure will cost the family $25,000- $50,000. These costs do not include the initial emergency room visit or doctor’s visits prior to surgery. Vivian was a building manager to three of the historic iron front buildings on Main St. until the owner of the building defaulted on the mortgage and she lost her job, and subsequently, her family’s insurance. The request was submitted by Melvin Rowe (Pottery Rowe), Vivian’s husband, and the craftsman behind Flanagan’s/O’Shea’s Mug Club mugs.
Supporting Epilepsy in Guiding Epileptics (SEIGE)- March 26th, 2012 - $1,000
SEIGE is a support group for people who suffer from seizures in Kentucky and Indiana. Most of the people who use the services of this group have lost their jobs and can no longer drive. There are over 30 different types of seizures and no known cure. Funds raised will go towards advertising to those in need of support, resource guides, support groups resources, and education.
Heuser Hearing and Language Academy- March 5, 2012- $870
HHLA(formally the Louisville Deaf Oral School) is a preschool and kindergarten for hard of hearing and deaf students. They focus on speech development which is a common challenge for a majority of deaf and hard of hearing students. The HHLA provides an amazing learning environment for this group in the Louisville community and due to the small ratio of students in need compared to expenses incurred the program is very costly. Funds raised will go towards student field trips, holiday parties and their summer camp program.
Nancy Ann Soards- February 13, 2012-$1200
Nancy is a retired EMTfrom the Louisville Metro EMS. She was recently diagnosed with cirrhosis of theliver and needs a liver transplant. Her condition was suspected to be caused byHepatitis that she contracted through her service with the EMS. Funds raisedwill go towards the mounting medical bills that are not covered by herinsurance. The surgery will be costly and she will be taking expensiveanti-rejection medication for the extent of her life.
Courtney Hedges –February 6, 2012- $1500
Courtney works in the commissary at Patrick O’Shea’s and has long been a member of the O’Shea’s family, working in the kitchen at O’Shea’s in the Highlands since 2006. She has recently been suffering from seizures that have caused her to spend time in the hospital and take time off work to recover. Funds raised will go towards alleviating some of her medical bills.
Seven Counties Services –January 30, 2012- $1200
This non-profit corporation is the state-designated regional behavioral health and developmental service center for Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby,Spencer and Tremble counties in Kentucky. The mission of Seven Counties is to build healthy communities by helping individuals and families who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, and abuse realize their potential. Funds raised will go towards their new program for autism, First Steps.
MeyzeekMiddle School –January 23, 2012
8th graders at Meyzeek are a very diverse group. Students from some of the wealthiest families are learning next to children who don’t have a family of their own. Lower income families include some children living at the Home of the Innocents and some from families staying at the Emergency Shelter with the Volunteers of America. Funds raised on this day will go towards a scholarship fund that will allow Meyzeek to offer funds to students who want and deserve to attend the 8thgrade field trip but would otherwise be unable to go due to their family’s lack of resources.
The Dream Factory – January 9, 2012 - $800
The DreamFactory is a charitable organization that grants dreams to terminally and chronically ill children, ages 3 through 18. Their headquarters is located in downtown Louisville. Children are referred to the organization by Kosair Children’s Hospital. Funds raised would go toward the dream of a child here in Louisville. Each dream granted costs approximately $5000.
Willa Rose Frankenberger - December 12, 2011 -$3,000
Willa Rose was born healthy and happy on August 10th, 2010 to Jody Held and Jim Frankenberger. Two weeks before her 1st birthday, she began exhibiting signs of neurological distress and was admitted to Kosair Children’s Hospital where they quickly found a mass in her brain near her brain stem. On July 20th, the tumor was removed and discovered to be an a plastic ependymoma, an aggressive,fast-growing, and extremely rare cancer. After her recovery from the initial surgery, she was admitted to a clinical trial at St. Jude’s in Memphis. Although the fees for her treatment are covered by the trial, the family will be managing without income until Willa recovers.
Ben Hull - December 5, 2011 -$9,250
Ben is a sixth-grade student at St. Raphael School. He was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is facing a round of chemotherapy. He will be unable to attend school this year. Funds raised will help his family pay for medical expenses incurred along his road to recovery. Ben attends school with Tom O'Shea's youngest son, Ryan, and is a friend of the O'Shea family.
Maureen “Moe” Robinson – November 7, 2011- $1500
Moe is a single mom of 3 children. In March 2010,she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. She endured several rounds of intense chemotherapy, putting the cancer into remission but then brain metastases were discovered in March 2011. She had 2 separate brain surgeries in May 2011, which left her visually impaired. Cranial radiation followed and a recent MRI showed that all the cancer was gone from her brain. Unfortunately,the MRI also showed metastases in her lungs and lymph nodes so she began another grueling round of intense chemotherapy in August 2011.
Blessings in a Backpack – October 24, 2011- $750
Blessings in a Backpack is a results–orientedprogram that believes that “Hunger doesn’t take the weekends off.” This uniqueprogram is designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualifyfor the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program, and have little to no food onthe weekends. $80 feeds a child in the program for an entire school year. Thisorganization currently feeds over 55,000 children in 37 U.S. states and threecountries.
Star Duck Charities - October 17, 2011 - $1,500
For over 15 years the members of Star DuckCharities have volunteered at St. Joseph's Children's Home on Frankfort Ave.Original members volunteered their time and effort every year operating theduck pond for the St. Joe's picnic. Those members have formed the Star DuckCharity as a way to do more for needy children in the Greater Louisville areayear-round. 100% of funds and donated items go directly to children in need.Funds raised will support a number of children in the Louisville area.
Michael Kemper - October 10, 2011 -$1,500
Michael is aUK fan and car enthusiast who, prior to his illness, enjoyed racing andrestoring classic cars. About a year ago he was diagnosed with Scleroderma, aprogressive disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin andconnective tissues. Michael has had to receive a double lung transplant. Fundsraised will help Michael pay for his medical bills, prescriptions,transportation and other related costs associated with his treatment.
Camp MARC - October 3, 2011 - $750
Camp MARC is a summer camp for the mentally and physically handicapped and is located in the Land between the Lakes of Western KY. The concept of Camp MARC began with a few pioneering parents who wanted to offer their handicapped children an opportunity to experience summer camp like other children. This camp was formed 49 years ago and serves hundred of campers each year. Attendees participate in music and nature activities, sports, arts and crafts, swimming and boating.
Highland Community Ministries - September 26, 2011 - $2,000
The Highlands Community Ministries was established in 1970. Since then, the participating congregations have joined together in a variety of servant ministries to children, the elderly, and to all persons in our community. Through the Highlands Community Ministries they plan, work, and pray together.
The Academy of St. Andrew's - September 19, 2011 - $1,000
This school in the Highlands opened in August of 2010 and is being run inside St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Since opening, the Academy has filled a gaping educational hole in the continuum of care for children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD and other communication and intellectual disabilities.
Ethan Zoeller and Family - September 12, 2011 - $800
Ethan is the son of officer Carmine Zoeller of the LMPD. On the day he was born, Ethan was diagnosed with Hirshsprung disease, a disease in which the nerves in the intestines do not function. Because of this disease, Ethan has never been able to take a bottle or eat food. He is fed through a central line which has already begun to do damage to his liver, pancreas and intestines. He has undergone several surgeries, battled infections, and also had one of his kidneys removed.
Joe Riffe - August 15, 2011 - $750
Joe Riffe is a paramedic with the Louisville Metro EMS. Joe had a hiking accident on May 8th, 2011. After a lengthy rescue and a medivac to University Hospital and a long stay in intensive care he now faces the intensive battle to try and regain the use of his left leg. He has had many surgeries to save his leg and now the battle really begins. He recently became engaged and may or may not get to return to work for the EMS. He was released on May 23rd and has now begun a lengthy journey into rehab.
Volunteers of America - October 11th 2010- $1,200
Theoldest and continuously operating homeless center for families and the onlyshelter in our community to offer services for the families as a whole. Fundsraised from this event will go toward the renovation of the kitchen that hasserved over 25,425 meals to homeless children and adults in our community.
Joey Sullivan - October 10th 2010 - $5,500
JoeySullivan is a 12 yr old boy of St. Stephen Martyr Parrish that was recently diagnosed with madulloblastoma, a pediatric brain cancer, since then he has toundergo extreme surgeries and radiation treatments. Money contributed from thespecial edition Sunday FUND Day will go towards the ever mounting medicalexpenses incurred during this trying time for the Sullivan family.
The Life House Center - October 4th 2010 -$700
Louisville’sonly 21st Century Maternity Home, providing more than just a place to stayduring pregnancy. Their goal is to provide pregnant and parenting women withthe spiritual, emotional and financial support they need to build a fantastic,joy filled life for themselves and their child.
Highland Community Ministries - September 27th, 2010 - $2,000
TheHighlands Community Ministries was established in 1970. Since then, theparticipating congregations have joined together in a variety of servantministries to children, the elderly, and to all persons in our community.Presently, 25 congregations are members of Highlands Communities Ministries,pooling resources of person-power, facilities and finances to serve people in the Highlands.
Laura and Brandon Priest - September 20th2010 - $1,000
Joinus in supporting local couple, Laura and Brandon Preist, in their journeytowards adopting Artem, an Eastern European child with Downs syndrome and aheart condition. The adoption process has been a lengthy and expensive waitinggame. The Priest family is eager to adopt him and bring him to our communitywhere he will be able to receive the best care and treatment for his conditionsand allow him to reach his full potential.