Raising awareness and funds for rare diseased children and families

History and What We Do

Gene Giraffe Project was created in 2012 on a promise from the owner’s, Doug Passow, promise to Ava Passow after she died in December that he would create something that would give back to all of the people who gave to us and/or help rare diseased families as we didn’t have that outlet when Ava was alive.

Gene Giraffe Project is a 501c3 public charity that raises awareness and funds for rare diseased children and families. Gene Giraffe Project helps families that endure long hospital visits due to rare diseases through gas cards, and many other avenues. The Project also sends personalized care packages to rare diseased children to brighten up their day. It also spends time donating and improving equipment for special needs children and families.

Lastly, the Project has the Ava and Jackson Passow Scholarship Fund that gives away up to 6 scholarships a year to local students in the Fort Dodge, and Manson Northwest Webster school districts that are headed to college in the nursing, social services or STEM fields.

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