Providing the best quality of life for children battling life limiting illnesses

Giving Tuesday

The “J” Foundation is grateful for our generous supporters for their continued donations. On this giving Tuesday, we would like to remember our founder Jamie Panetta. In 1998 Jamie hosted the first benefit dinner for Joseph Novelli. Joey was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The goal for the benefit was to help insure his family financial stability for the limited time Joey had.
Twenty-two years later, we are still supporting children and their families struggling with life limiting illness. We are one of the only foundations in the area that is not tied to specific illnesses which allows us to help with a variety of diagnoses such as chronic lung disease, premature birth, spina bifada, neuro muscular disease, brain tumors, congenial heart disease, leukemia, and more.
We have supported families with handicap bathroom renovations, helped finance a handicap van, laptops, IPads, mortgages, rent, car payments, electric bills, insurance, funerals and more. It is only because of your continued support we were able to keep processing requests and helping families throughout this particularly challenging year.
Please consider a donation to The J Foundation today. We want to be able to continue our mission to provide the best quality of life for children and their families that have been faced with life-limiting illness. As always we, and the families we help, appreciate your generosity.


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All of our board members volunteer their time so your donations can go directly to help those in need

Thank you to those who sponsored, supported and made our in our golf outing in 2020 a Success

Meet some of the Families We Have Helped

28 Dec 2019


Note from mom: To Jamie (Our Founder), Thank you for the gift you gave Joseph of your friendship. Although you only knew Joey while he was sick, you made an …

23 Dec 2019


Elijah received an Ipad from the J Foundation. Elija needed dialysis 4 times a week and we were happy to help provide him with some Entertainment while he was sitting …

21 Dec 2019


Fredy requested a sidebag so that he could attach it to his wheel chair. He has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and The J Foundation was happy to provide him with a …