One of Nick's favorite songs!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nick: Still Making a Difference Every Single Day

Although we haven't posted much news in the past several months, Nick's Foundation continues to change communities and lives every day.  Recently, three more swings were purchased to place around the college campus in our small town.  These swings will have plaques in memory of several kids from our town who have passed away in the past couple of years.  

Nick's Foundation continues to be actively involved in helping local charity events through financial gifts.  Right now, the University of Kentucky is hosting a marathon to raise money to help fight cancer and Nick's Foundation is a contributor through one of our local students who is a participant in the marathon.

Nick's mom, Tammy, has published a book which is available on Amazon by clicking here:

All of the proceeds from this book are being shared between Nick's Foundation to help with the orphanage in India and Todd's (one of Nick's brothers) mission trip to Southern Asia.

The book is selling well and has already helped many people as they walk the road of grief.

God is definitely using Nick to make a difference in this world every single day.

We miss him so much, but we are incredibly blessed to call him our son.

Love you all!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What's Happening Now?!?!

Nick's Foundation has been fairly inactive for the past few months, 
but things are starting to pick back up again!  

We are currently working towards adding three more swings to the campus of Kentucky Christian University as well as planning the third annual Memory Walk/Run in Grayson, Kentucky.  

Proceeds from this race will be shared between Relay for Life and a non-profit organization that helps plant new churches in India.

We are also working towards publishing a book which will help raise the rest of the money needed to build the kitchen and dining hall for the orphanage in Damoh, India.

When Nick's Foundation first began, we had all kinds of energy and ideas.

Five years later, we find ourselves reevaluating our goals and mission statement.

Nick Nooks are still being restocked in many doctors' offices and hospitals in our area.

This makes me smile, because reading was Nick's favorite past-time!  I know he would love seeing kids reading books with their families while waiting to see the doctor.

We are passionate about helping India learn about the One true and living God and about helping kids learn to love reading.

These seem to be our two main passions.

We will keep you posted on how these two passions unfold.

Thank you for still caring about Nick's legacy.

He still touches lives every day!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Looking Ahead!

This past school year has been a busy one, and because of this I haven't posted often on Nick's Foundation website.

Even though I haven't posted, Nick's Foundation has still been busy!

Over the past few months, here are some of the things the foundation has been doing:

1.  Helped a family collect the funds needed to build a ramp to their front porch for their daughter's wheelchair.

2.  Helped purchase an IPad for a boy who is unable to communicate verbally with his family.

3.  Helped send a seamstress to Haiti to deliver clothing she had made to children in a Christian school.

4.  Supported Relay for Life with a $1,000 donation.

5.  Continued the collection of pop tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses.

6.  Continued resupplying of children's books to Nick Nooks in area doctor's offices and hospital.


I'll have more information soon about this project!

Until then, know that your donations make a difference and your love and support mean the world to our family!

Thankful for all of you!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Saturday, October 6th, join us at First Church of Christ (2nd and Pomeroy Street) in Grayson, Kentucky, at 8 a.m. for our second annual Funtoberfest 5K Memory Walk/Run!

Registration fee: $15

Proceeds will be divided between Relay for Life, Mid-India Christian Mission, Nick's Foundation (to help purchase memory box supplies, and a family in Peru whose daughter has suffered a traumatic brain injury after a playground accident.

If you would like to register in time to have a t-shirt on race day, please email Tammy at, and she will send you a registration form!

Medallions will be rewards for 1st through 3rd places, and ribbons will be give for 4th - 10th places in both men and women divisions. 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

So Much To Do!

Nick's Foundation has been moving a bit slowly this year while I have been teaching full-time.

We have so many dreams and plans, though, and I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that this summer I will be diving back in with passion and energy!

Check back in July for NYN Foundation NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you all!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Funtoberfest 5K Memory Walk/Run OCTOBER 1, 2011

The Nicholas Yancy Nischan Foundation will be hosting a 5K Memory Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1st, 2011.

The race will begin at 10 a.m.

Preregistration begins at 9 a.m.

First, second, and third place medallions will go to both the fastest male and female runners.

In order to receive your t-shirt the day of the race, you need to pre-register by September 22nd. Otherwise, we will mail your t-shirt to you at a later date. The cost of the race is $15 before September 22nd and $20 from that time on (to cover handling and shipping of t-shirts).

Registration forms can be picked up at Farmer's Hardware, Homespun Sisters, McFarland-Murray Chevrolet, JMK Electric, and Ross Realty in Grayson, KY.

For more information, contact Tammy Nischan at

Proceeds from the race will be used to purchase new supplies for the memory boxes that Nick's Foundation sends out to families who have lost a child as well as to diabetes research in memory of Snowy Hall.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the race, please contact Tammy Nischan by September 10th so that your business name can be included on the back of the t-shirts!

Thank you for being a part of Nick's legacy!