As 2020 brought about changes to everyday life, Friends of JJ quickly pioneered initiatives to reach families in a safe and loving manner. Our Smile Boxes are a way for our organization to help families with sick children in a time when face to face outreach isn’t always the most beneficial or feasible way to
It’s officially the start of our 7th Annual Toys of Joy Toy Drive! This year we have to start a bit early due to our new Covid Safe toy drive. Over the past 6 years we have worked with countless businesses, organizations, and families to bring joy to children at 25 hospitals across the tri-state
Every holiday season Friends of JJ teams up with schools, businesses and organizations to collect presents for children and families spending their holiday season at a hospital. Throughout the festive time of year, with the help of our amazing volunteers, we pick up and deliver toys and gift cards to 25+ hospitals across NJ, NY
Friends of JJ is shifting gears during the Covid19 outbreak in NJ. We have made a plan to support our wonderful healthcare workers at our local hospitals by supplying a catered dinner to them. Our first dinner was on Friday April 24th for the ER & ICU staff at Riverview Medical Center. Dinner, dessert &
We have officially wrapped up our 6th Annual Toys of JOY toy drive. This year the support we received was simply amazing. Toys were delivered to 25 hospitals across NJ, NY & PA. We supported local families, made hospital visits with Santa and threw a party at St Peter’s University hospital for dozens of children.
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