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The Home Away Fund is a program within the Tyler Foundation that focuses on improving the quality of the families lives while caring for their child with epilepsy at Children's Hospital Boston and UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center.

As the fund continues to grow, we hope to increase the amount of support and really make a big impact at the hospitals. View the testimonials below to see how we have already helped, and why we need your donations to continue to support these families. Sometimes it's just the little things that make a big difference!

How the Tyler Foundation Home Away Fund helps families
  • Providing personal care items to families, such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, chapstick, deodorant, kids tooth brushes and toothpaste, hair detangler for after EEGs, and other nessesary items that are often time forgetten when packing in am emergency trip to the hospital.
  • Upgrading sleeping arrangements for parents spending overnights in the rooms to be beside their children. This would include "comfortable" beds, bedding, pillows, blankets.
  • Providing "sign-out" items for the kids and parents to bring back to their rooms such as leap-pads, nooks, hand held games.

Donate Today:
To donate directly to the Tyler Foundation Home Away Fund, please click on one of the links below. During the donation process please make sure you specify that the donation is for the HOME AWAY FUND. All donations directed to the Home Away Fund will be used solely to support the fund's mission, and will not be included as part of the general Tyler Foundation funds collected.

Donate to TYLER FOUNDATION INCORPORATED with the Capital One No Hassle Giving Site.

Or you can mail a check payable to Tyler Foundation, P.O. Box 733, Groton, MA 01450. Please put HOME AWAY FUND in the memo.

"Tyler Foundation -
We just wanted to send you a huge thank you. My daughter and I were in for Long Term Monitoring for a few days at Childrens Hospital and we were so thankful for the detangler! God bless your foundation and all your hardwork. It was so nice to be able to actually brush her hair after getting the leads out! Thanks so much

- Angela

"Hello, I just wanted to send you a quick note. We really want to say thank you for the items you provide families staying in the Hospital. My daughter has Brain Cancer. We were in Boston for a trial (We are from Oregon) and her tumor grew too big she had her very first seizures, then she had to have Brain surgery (#5) then a few days later, we had to have surgery (#6) and have a Shunt placed in her brain. Not wanting to leave, had to be by her side and did not pack anything as we left in an ambulance.

Thank You for the items you provided to make us cleaner and happier. I did not have anything and because of your kindness, I had deodorant, toothbrush, good lotions and other essential items one takes for granted in a hospital situation.

Thank You for making our non intended stay one that is more comfortable and giving us just a few things that made it feel a little more like home in a stressful situation and environment.

God Bless You!
Currently residing on day 10 in Children's Hospital Boston MA.

- Monica