Raindancer Family Emergency Support
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The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation (SJGF) serves some of the most vulnerable children in our community; children who are medically fragile, immunocompromised, and/or currently facing a medical crisis. As we now find ourselves in a time of global crisis, we are shifting gears slightly and will be focusing mainly on ‘FILLING THE GAPS' that other services are unable to fill and providing support with day-to-day needs for families who are still going through the unimaginable with their child.
We all feel like our world has been turned upside down, like the carpet has been pulled out from under us. What you are experiencing now in some ways is what our Raindancer families have lived with every day since their child was diagnosed. They are trying to protect their family just like you, and in many cases cannot find the supplies they need to keep their medically fragile, immunocompromised child safe. Not only that, they have often exhausted their savings to get through their child’s medical crisis.
We have entered uncharted territory – and find ourselves at a place we’ve never been before or thought we might ever be.
WE HAVE FOUR WAYS YOU CAN HELP OUR FAMILIES DIRECTLY.
Please contact Sara@sweetjuliagrace.org with any questions.
Make a donation to the rainy day fund
We all know the saying; “Save up for a rainy day.” But now we are all facing more than rain. This is a flat out STORM! Many of the families we serve have been facing a storm of their own for months, sometimes years, so for them, being prepared for this global pandemic has been nothing short of overwhelming. They are doing the best they can, just like everyone else, but they need our help.
100% of the donations made to this fund will immediately go towards helping our families with utilities, house payments, groceries, gas and any other related needs resulting in this crisis.
Raindancer families will be asked to apply for this emergency support.
Donate Hard to find items
PLEASE NOTE that we are NOT asking you to make an unnecessary trip that you wouldn’t make otherwise, as we recognize that your family’s health and safety are your priority. If you are already out and can get an extra item, or have extras you can share, we would appreciate it.
Unopened/wrapped items that are needed:
Antibacterial and/or hand soap
Toilet paper – wrapped in plastic
Make Masks for our families
Use the template found here.
If we get more masks than we need for our families, the extra masks will be donated to other medically fragile children in our community and/or others in the medical community that can accept this type of donation.
Here is a WIN WIN:
Buy restaurant gift cards.
Help our families AND our local restaurants at the same time and SHOP LOCAL.
Buy gift cards from restaurants that offer curbside and/or delivery options to help our families with a meal.