•Since its inception in 2010, CJSTUF has granted over $120,000 to more than 240 local families in need of support.
• The Meal Fairies Program has provided over 16,000 healthy meals to families receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, UVA Children’s Hospital, and families staying at The Ronald McDonald House of Richmond.
• CJSTUF’s mailing list reaches approximately 1,100 recipients via email, 900 by mail, and an average of more than 4,000 people via social media.
• 50% of the family beneficiaries have a child with a diagnosis of cancer; other diagnoses served include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, HIV, neurofibromatosis, & osteogenesis imperfecta, among others.
"It's really amazing how far a hot, healthy meal or some money will take a person in crisis…it's about more than just food and a few bucks. We're giving out hope. When we were in the thick of it with Charlotte, the smallest act of kindness meant so much. We didn't feel quite so alone. We've been there and have a clue how it is, so we wanted to keep the energy of our "Network" flowing to other families." --Roger Reynolds, Co-Founder of CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation & Charlotte's Daddy