Q: Will my donation be tax deductible?

A: Yes! Friday Harbour is registered as a 501(C) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. Your donation will be fully deductible on your federal income taxes.

Q: Can I just make a onetime donation?

A: Certainly and thank you. Contact a Friday Harbour representative or make a onetime donation online.

Q: Can I make an ongoing donation of less than $100/mo?

A: Certainly and thank you. Our goal is to recruit 100 Friday Beacons who’ll commit to a donation of either $50/mo or $100/mo., but we graciously accept your donation.

Q: How will the money be spent?

A: As a volunteer driven 501c3 organization, 95% of funds are used to deliver our mission of providing rooms for cancer patients and their loved ones who need a place to stay while treatments are being administered.

Q: Who decides who is given a room and/or needs a room?

A: All those decisions are made by the social workers at The Texas Medical Center. Friday Harbour is plugged into this network of social workers. Friday Harbour has a contract with various hotels within the medical center at a current rate of $50 per night. Your $100 per month will support the lodging for 2 nights per month for those in need of a place to rest.

Q: Will I know who I am supporting? Will I receive information on Friday Harbour periodically?

A: As a Friday Beacon you will absolutely receive regular updates on our progress and growth as we support ever increasing numbers of patients/loved ones. You will also from time to time receive a comment card/thank you card from those who have benefited from your generosity.

Q: What is a Friday Beacon?

A: This group of very special people who will be Donors to Friday Harbour by virtue of committing to a donation of a minimum of $50 per month for a minimum of 12 months or a minimum total of $600.


Why Your Donation Matters

“At MD Anderson Cancer Hospital my doctor had ordered an MRI of my brain. He came in with the results and had told me the chemotherapy I was on was no longer shrinking the mass and recommended 15 treatments of radiation. Which means my husband and I would have to be at MD Anderson every day. My first thought was how were we going to be able to make a 6-hour drive from San Antonio every day for 15 treatments? We both have jobs and driving really wears you out. The doctor had mentioned there was an organization that he would contact to see if they were able to help with places to stay. When I was discharged from the hospital I received a phone call from my doctor stating that Friday Harbour granted me multiple nights of hotel stay so that I could complete my radiation. It was such a weight lifted off my chest knowing that now I didn’t have to worry about finding a place to stay or driving almost 6 hours a day for treatments. In such a difficult time there are wonderful people out there to brighten others days!”

~ Meghan Miller