Helping sick and hospitalized children and their families

The Jackson Malia Fund for Children with Special Needs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping sick and hospitalized children and their families in New Jersey.

Our goal is to let these families know they are not alone during a very difficult time, and try to alleviate some of the financial stress associated with having a sick child.

The Fund was established in memory of Jackson Philip Malia, who passed away January 2, 2008 at the age of 3 months. His bravery, strength and spirit continue to inspire not only his family and all who met him, but many more who have been touched by Jack’s story.

The goal of the Fund is to grant gifts to select organizations and individuals that will provide financial and emotional support to sick and hospitalized children and their families, as identified by the Board of Directors. We hope to provide assistance to help them meet their financial demands not covered by medical insurance. The Fund will assist as many families as possible, and in all cases, one hundred percent of the money donated will go directly to meeting their needs.

The Fund will provide assistance that is rarely given by other organizations. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

Purchasing a refrigerator for storing medications at home
Providing transportation costs to patients and their families
Providing holiday meals for patients and their families hospitalized during the holidays
Purchasing items to ease the trauma and boredom of a long hospital stay including video systems and games, laptops, iPods, toys, books and art supplies for young patients
Providing funds to celebrate treatment milestones and birthdays while in the hospital
Purchasing gift cards for groceries, clothing, bedding

The Fund’s major fundraiser is an annual golf tournament to be held this year on October 6 at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, New Jersey. Other fundraisers are planned.

1. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

2. http://jackmalia.blogspot.com

3. 501(c)(3)

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