Who can apply to receive toys from our Toy Bank?
To be eligible, charities must be committed to helping improve the lives of children who are ill, special-needs, or suffer from learning disabilities. Charities must be non-profit organizations recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
When JJ was 4-years-old, his pajamas caught fire and his right arm was covered in 3rd-degree burns. He spent 3 weeks in the ICU and more time in the children's ward of the hospital going through skin-grafting and other treatments. He remembers a family friend coming to visit and gifting him a windup singing gorilla, he was so excited!. It was the highlight of his hospital stay, it brought him immense joy to play and forget about his burns and it gave his parents pleasure and relief to see me smiling. Knowing how much a gift means to a sick child, He has chosen to dedicate his career to bring happiness and healing to sick children.
As a certified Life Coach, JJ has been helping others actualize their potential. He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad in a leadership role for teens, and young professionals. JJ was raised in a loving home where a great emphasis is placed on communal work and outreach. He is trained in psychological first aid and is a great believer in positivity.