FriendsGiving at Ronald McDonald House

Friends of JJ has started a new tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. We are calling it our own FriendsGiving. The Ronald McDonald House hosts the families of children being treated at near by hospitals. The house is a warm home away from home for these

Stirring Up Smiles – Halloween 2019

Friends of JJ Stirred Up Smiles this Halloween at many local hospitals. With the help of our supporters we were able to donate costumes and crafts to multiple places including St. Josephs Children”s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Specialized Hospital. We also hosted our Annual Halloween Party at St. Peter’s University Medical Center on

Going Gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Friends of JJ is Being BOLD & Going GOLD this month for Childhood Cancer Awareness by collecting donations for a FUN FUND for the Pediatric Cancer Patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center! Friends of JJ will MATCH every donation to MAXIMIZE THE FUN! To Donate visit our website FRIENDSOFJJ.ORG and click the donate tab– every donor will

Friends of JJ Helps Bring Home Pediatric Patient

In early August, Friends of JJ was contacted by a staff member of at a local hospital seeking help for a critically ill 11 year old patient. The child was being treated for a degenerative neuromuscular disease at the hospitals PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). The child was staying there with their siblings and single

Bringing Sunshine to Moms & Caretakers with KEEP Collective Designer Nichole Melfi

For the past 3 years Friends of JJ has been working with Nichole Melfi of KEEP Collective on a special project dedicated to bringing Sunshine to the moms and caretakers of hospitalized children. Twice a year Nichole sets up this bracelet fundraiser and the response is incredible. So far we have collected over 100 bracelets

Brenna Messana Receives Recognition Award

Brenna Messana, President of Friends of JJ, received a Recognition Award from the Supporters of Friends of JJ at her annual Ladies Night Out event. Brenna started Friends of JJ in 2014 to honor her brother by bringing smiles to children in local hospitals. Brenna now works with over 20 hospitals impacting hundreds of children