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JACK'S HElPING HAND

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EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016

THE STORY:

For Individuals

Jack’s Helping Hand assists children with illnesses and disabilities, providing special treatments, services, equipment and transportation that are not provided by other sources; or which exceed family financial capability.

To qualify for assistance, individuals must complete an application (in Spanish), including a professional’s referral (i.e. medical doctor; physical, occupational or speech therapist; social worker). Jack’s Helping Hand’s Board of Directors review these applications and award benefits in accordance with the corporation’s available resources. Jack’s Helping Hand never directly distributes funds to individuals. Here are some examples:

Travel
Many local families with children suffering from heart disease, cancer or other serious illnesses have received assistance with paying for gas, lodging and food for repeated visits to UCLA’s Tiverton House and the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Many special needs children are forced to go out of the area to receive the treatments necessary to help them fight their medical, physical or mental conditions. Jack’s Helping Hand helps them be able to afford these costly trips

Therapeutic Equipment
A disabled child’s family health insurance refused to cover the cost of a specialized wheel chair that they initially had approved. Jack’s Helping Hand paid for the wheel chair so the child could be independently mobile.

Technology
A young boy fighting bone cancer received a computer for his home schooling. The chemotherapy treatment he receives keeps him from going to school and causes his fingers to go numb making it very difficult to hold a pencil. The computer and home schooling keep him from falling behind in school. Jack’s Helping Hand also helped to pay medical bills for this boy.

Unique Needs
A five-year-old with life-threatening allergies needed a specially-trained service dog to alert him to danger and to make his medication available at the first sign of an allergic response. Jack’s Helping Hand assisted with the expenses of renting a van, gas, lodging, and food while the family made their trip to meet the dog, receive training and return home.

For the Community

On October 28, 2005, the Jack Ready Therapy Room opened at the San Luis Obispo Medical Therapy Unit on Grand Avenue. The facility, outfitted with specially-designed rehabilitation equipment, provides unique and targeted physical and occupational therapy.

Jack Ready Imagination Park
The Jack Ready Imagination Park, will be a universally accessible park where all children, regardless of physical limitation, will be able to play side by side. Things are moving forward in the planning stage.
Features will include themed play structures, a sand play area, sports fields and a therapeutic riding center. The entire park will be accessible by foot, bike, stroller, wheelchair and walker. Thanks to a generous donation of 30 acres of land in San Luis Obispo County, Jack’s Helping Hand is moving forward to make this dream a reality.

Education
Jack’s Helping Hand helps families understand how to access the public and private resources available to children with disabilities.
Jack’s Helping Hand endeavors to create a network of help for families in need of advice or a friendly ear. We also strive to raise community awareness about the unique needs of children with illnesses and disabilities

http://www.jackshelpinghand.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$4,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Buzza Family

    $250

  • Todd and Amanda

    $250

  • Sylvie and Zach

    $250

  • Rosanne Del Vecchio

     

  • Phil & Marcia Renzi

    $100

  • Ann & Tony Bartenope

    $500

  • Paul and Janicce (Renzi) Enos

    $100

  • Jim and Liz Renzi

    $100

  • Sam P

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen LaFon

    $100

  • The Walldens

    $250

  • The Carter family

    $500

  • Ricky Lim & Katie Kennell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jared and Brenna Metter

    $150

  • Chad & Kayla

     

  • The McClellands

     

  • Vince Werner

    $100

  • Trevor Hise and Krystal Kerney

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Larry and Cherie

     

 

45% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Larry and Cherie

Larry and Cherie

CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

Congratulations Mary and John from Larry and Cherie 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

Trevor Hise and Krystal Kerney

Trevor Hise and Krystal Kerney

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

Vince Werner

Vince Werner

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

Congrats! So happy for you! Honored to be a part of your day! Love the Crowdrise Registry. 2 years ago

The McClellands

The McClellands

CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

Chad & Kayla

Chad & Kayla

CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

Jared and Brenna Metter

Jared and Brenna Metter

DONATION: $150
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

Ricky Lim & Katie Kennell

Ricky Lim & Katie Kennell

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago

The Carter family

The Carter family

DONATION: $500
CHARITY: JACKS HELPING HAND INC

2 years ago