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
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out! As a supporter of Once Upon A Hero,
the Pittsburgh Penguins are excited to offer you special group pricing for Tuesday, April 26 when we host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers for a 7:00 PM puck drop at PPG Paints Arena:
FedEx Level: $65 per ticket
Giant Eagle | Snapple Level: $40 per ticket
Plus, $10 from each ticket purchased through this special offer will be donated back to Once Upon A Hero!
Sign up to get information about our upcoming events.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When you donate to Once Upon a Hero, you are contributing to the health and well-being of families in western Pennsylvania who are in need. Due to the generosity of our donors, we are better able to provide these families with financial assistance for medical equipment and supplies, travel expenses for doctor's appointments and therapy or to make up for lost wages due to an accident or illness. We are grateful to the many donors who have given so generously in the past as many families have benefited immensely from your support. Please know that each gift is truly appreciated and helps ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things! Once Upon a Hero is a Section 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations are tax deductible!You may donate online via PayPal or mail donations by check made out to Once Upon A Hero and send to PO Box 2234 Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Questions? Feel free to email us on our Contact page