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Helping Children Dance in the Rain

What is a


SJGF supports families whose children are facing more than most do in a lifetime. These amazing children show us what it looks like to be true overcomers. They find joy even in the midst of suffering and they manage to share their precious smiles with the world during some very difficult life ‘storms’. The simple joys of childhood are often put aside and replaced with hospital visits, surgeries, clinics, medicine, therapy, and adapted equipment to meet their special day-to-day needs. 


Yet they remain courageous and resilient in the face of it all.


The children blessed, celebrated, and loved in honor of Julia Grace are lovingly called “Raindancers” because despite the storms they face every day, they have learned to “Dance in the Rain” just like  Julia Grace.  

'Dance in the Rain', written & performed by Clouds and Thorns, in partnership with and to benefit SJGF, is now available to download or stream on all major platforms. 

Thanks to Clouds and Thorns, all sales and stream proceeds of "Dance in the Rain” will go towards helping SJGF.

Listen and purchase here:

  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • Google Play

who we help

  • Children who are currently going through a medical crisis, seriously ill, medically fragile, or who have serious special needs

  • Newborn to 18 years old 

  • Families in Northern Virginia, DC, & MD-Must live within an hour's drive of Bristow, VA 

  • Families in certain areas of WV-Must live in the surrounding areas of Hurricane, WV 

  • Children diagnosed with I-cell and living in the USA


how we help

SJGF grants wishes, buys iPads to keep children entertained while they are in the hospital, modifies homes to give children with special needs more independence, sends children on dream trips, creates outdoor spaces for children to enjoy, provides room makeovers, contributes therapy-related gifts, throws parties to celebrate special birthdays and ‘end of chemo’ and so much more!

how you can help

There are many wonderful ways for you to ‘Join The Dance’ and help support our mission! 

Our volunteers, partners, donors and sponsors make it possible for us to help children, in the midst of a storm, dance in the rain. Because of people like you, we can do what we do! Let’s Dance! 

Making a donation (of any amount) is the most effective thing you can do to help support our mission and ensure we can continue to say YES to our Raindancer families. 

No matter how old you are, where you live, or whether or not you can give, you can help our Raindancers, Dance in the Rain—and you can start right now. Every dollar you raise counts! 

Sign up to volunteer as an individual, family, business or group. Give with your time, talents or help at our fundraising events. Because of volunteers like you, we can do what we do!

read our raindancer's stories

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