About Our Organization

Once Upon a Hero became an official nonprofit organization in January of 2013. Our organization was inspired by the heroic and selfless acts of Don Spillane, who lost his life while trying to help another. We are based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and 501(c)(3) certified.

MISSION STATEMENT: Our organization holds local fundraising events for a good cause. With the commitment of volunteers and the support of donors/sponsors, we bring together the community and raise money to help a local family or individual in need.


"We hope that Don's valiant light will always shine bright in our charitable journey of 'paying it forward'. May his memory live on and inspire others in our community as well. Thank you for visiting our website!"

            – The Spillane Family 

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Once Upon a Hero

PO Box 2234 Cranberry Township, PA 16066

(724) 996-7019

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"When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the path of men."

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow