Our mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ with children confined to hospitals; and to assist families of non-cancer patients experiencing financial hardships.
Christ’s Starfish Foundation began on August 7, 2006 with an event that Carldon Lahey thought would take his life. In actuality it was our Lord calling him to begin a ministry that, over 7 months later, would become Christ’s Starfish Foundation. For the last 10 years, through the efforts of an amazingly dedicated and supportive Board, extremely effective leadership in each city, and hundreds of hard working volunteers, Christ’s Starfish Foundation has touched the lives of approximately 5500 children with support totaling around $ 750,000. Now, on August 7, 2016, our Lord called Carldon to lead this organization to help hurting children throughout the ENTIRE United States. To accomplish this we need your help to raise $60,000 per year for 5 years in order to fund two annual salaries of $35k and $25k, an Executive Director and Event Coordinator, respectively.
Will you join us on this journey with Christ for $10 per month for 5 years? For the price of a soda and a pack of crackers once a week you can change the world.
Thank you for your consideration. God bless!
Our Ministry in Action
Christ’s Starfish Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Christian organization that helps hurting children and their families children at fifteen hospitals in four states including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Indiana. We do this by providing two services. First we provide support to the child life specialists for all of the hospitals we serve. One of the biggest ways we do this is to provide Christmas presents to the children who are in the hospital on Christmas Day.
We also provide support to the families of children with non-cancer illnesses. The hospitalization of a child requires that at least one parent be with them during their stay. This often results in missed work and no pay. Examples of expenses we may help with would include rent or mortgage payments, electric bills, phone bills, gas expense, and food.
What’s in a Name?
Some people ask about our name. Have you ever heard the story of the little boy picking up starfish on the beach? He picked them up one by one andput them back into the ocean. A man who had been watching from far off approached him and said, “Son there are hundreds of starfish on the beach, you will never be able to save them all.” The little boy stooped down,picked up a starfish and with a grin on his face, tossed it into the ocean. He then turned to the man and said, “I made a difference to that one.” At Christ’s Starfish Foundation that is all we are trying to do. We are trying to make a difference, one hurting family at a time.
Hospitals We Serve