There are over 438,000 adults living in Bucks County, and Kin Wellness and Support Center — a nonprofit that provides free care to hundreds of local cancer patients and their caregivers — is calling on each of them to donate one dollar to support the area’s cancer community.
Kin’s Bucks Gives a Buck campaign launched Jan. 18 and will run for six weeks, lasting until the end of February. Those wishing to participate can donate one dollar online at welcometokin.org or by mailing a check. The website accepts credit card, GPay, PayPal, Venmo and bank transfers. Checks can be made payable to Kin and mailed to 2325 Heritage Center Drive, Suite 113, Furlong, PA 18925.
“When I was a kid, my dad took me to the Eagles came and the guys outside the stadium selling pretzels would scream, ‘What the f***, it’s just a buck.’ That phrase stuck with me,” said Keith Fenimore, executive director and founding member of Kin. “All these years later, I decided to take a less profanity-riddled approach and ask my community to donate a buck to help our local cancer community through Kin, and Bucks Gives a Buck was born. It is a worthy cause, obtainable and accessible to most everyone in the county, and a very non-traditional approach to fundraising, which I love.”
Those who donate will be asked to “Pass the Buck,” since this campaign’s success depends on everyone who donates sharing the campaign. A “Buck” flier has been created so people can “Pass the Buck” through social media. The dollar flier has the website, mission and QR code to donate online. There are also window decals and banners that will be placed throughout the county.
Bucks County Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia said, “Every one of us has been touched by cancer. This project allows our whole county to come together to show you are never alone. We are on the journey with you.”