Shades Of Greatness, Inc.
Multiple times a year LeSean reaches out to Pennsylvania and New York communities to bring them together, enrich the community and give back. With a focus on socio-economically disadvantaged children and their families, he hosts charity cookouts, job and community resources fair, softball and basketball games, turkey drives, school supplies and uniform handouts, holiday season gift giving; and direct support to individuals/families battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
After LeSean’s late grandmother, Maryann Branch, lost her battle to ALS, the disease has become a driving force behind the creation of LeSean’s Foundation. The Foundation has since been dedicated to helping the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).
The Foundation provides direct support to individuals battling ALS to ensure a comfortable quality of life; and supporting their family and caregivers in providing quality life care. Additionally, the Foundation provides support to organizations working to find both cures and treatments for people currently living with this deadly neurodegenerative disease.
The events held not only celebrate the life of his late grandmother but also raise money for assisting individuals battling ALS, providing support for the families and caregivers, raising awareness of the deadly neurodegenerative disease, supporting organizations completing research for curing the disease and enrichment and support of socio-economically disadvantaged children and their families. By attending you will be contributing to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) and enriching communities where help is needed.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Shades of Greatness, Inc. - The LeSean McCoy Foundation - and the Camp Curtain Branch YMCA, have established a collaborative effort to further assist vulnerable members of the Harrisburg community during this time of need.
Over the next few months, the Foundation will provide food and various essential items for 250-300 families in need on a weekly basis.
Keeping the safety of all in the forefront, all deliveries are contactless. Any family or person in the Harrisburg, PA area in need of assistance - call 717-238-9622 or visit facebook.com/CampCurtinYMCA.
We send our best wishes to all of those who have been impacted by COVID-19. God Bless!
On May 5, 2020, individuals around the world will join together for #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity that uses the power of generosity to connect and heal. Even more so in times of challenge, programs and services to support families affected by ALS are broadly and urgently needed. COVID-19’s impact has increased the physical, financial and emotional burden faced by individuals living with this disease tenfold.
Our community has been tested these past months, but our resolve is strong. This Giving Tuesday Now, your help is needed to ensure that we can continue to support people living with ALS and their caregivers with additional respite care, access to telehealth and to meet the growing requests for durable medical equipment.