Supporting the Cancer Community and Serving Up Hope...Family Style!

A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization in Oxford Hills, Maine, Founded 2012

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*  to empower, encourage and celebrate cancer warriors with our special projects

The Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Team (enabling cancer warriors to experience the joy and exhilaration of charity cycling events with team pedicab drivers); 

The Hope Bear Project (providing Hope Bears and Encouragement Packs to cancer patients to bring comfort and foster hope); 

Wishes For Hope (creatively fulfilling little wishes for cancer patients);

Furries For Hope  and  Supers For Hope  (bringing smiles to kids with life-threatening illnesses with visits to respite camps, charity and community events with our Furry Ambassador Lagoona the Dutch Angel Dragon and friends, and our superheroes and special characters); 

Youth Ambassadors For Hope (motivating, guiding and providing opportunities for youth to be creative, compassionate members of our communities, and recognizing outstanding charitable efforts by youth). 

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Mailing Address:

Short Folks For Hope Foundation

P.O. Box 659

Norway ME 04268

​Office Address

4 Western Avenue

South Paris, ME  04281 

Phone (888) 522-6987



Team Short Folks For Hope and The Short Family's Cool Treats For Charity nonprofit frozen treat pushcart business also raise funds and awareness for other hope-fostering organizations, including Dempsey CenterHospice HouseCancer Resource Center of Western MaineCamp Sunshine of Sebago LakeFast Freddie Foundation, and others. (See also 

Short Folks For Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established September 6, 2012, by cancer survivor and Singer/Songwriter Kristen Short. 

* The Dutch Angel Dragon character species was created by Deanna Biesemeyer.  Short Folks For Hope Foundation's Furry Ambassador Lagoona character created by Allie Short with Craig Ames of CCS Mascots. 

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