We are thrilled to give you the opportunity to Share the WOW! Due to our generous in-kind hospitality (WOW!) partners, it only costs on average $1,500 for JAJF to send a family of 4 on a complete WOW! Experience, driveway to driveway. You can sponsor (in essence adopt) a family or split the $1500 two or three ways with friends or family. The Share the WOW! program is designed specifically for families looking to combine good deeds with a teachable moment for children. Children helping children is core to our Founder’s initial vision. This is an opportunity to share with your children just how transformational giving can be. We are proud to offer Share the WOW! Together we can treat the families, not the cancer.
For more information on how to Share the WOW! Please contact Jennifer Kanter, WOW! Society Director at (203) 216-3910.
Here’s what you need to know to Share the WOW!
What is a WOW! Experience®?
A WOW! Experience is what JAJF does when an entire family has been turned upside down due to the stresses of late stage cancer. Following an Oncologist’s prescription, JAJF sends families on a memory making, fun trip together to resorts and destinations nationwide. When you choose to Share the WOW! you give families a “timeout from cancer.” The chance to enjoy a sun rise over the mountains, backstage VIP passes at a concert, swim with dolphins or rope and ride at a dude ranch. All of this can happen with your kindness and generosity.
What does my $1,500 buy?
Your tax deductible investment of $1,500 will enable JAJF to fulfill a prescription to send a young family on a fully funded timeout from their late stage cancer. We say investment in a family because there is a clear ROI. THE SMILES (and sheer joy/gratitude) will always be the best way to see your investment at work.
JAJF takes care of every detail so Mom and Dad can focus on their children and the smiles and hugs (and laughter).
The other ROI is the distinct long term value for your own children. Share the WOW! shows children what a tangible difference philanthropy can make in the life of a family—both yours and your JAJF family! Your children or grandchildren are playing a specific role in helping other children who are facing the imminent loss of their Moms and Dads at such a vulnerable time That’s what Sharing the WOW! does every single day. Your children, along with you, will receive the JAJF Annual Report…aka our SMILE BOOK. An Annual Report unlike any you’ve ever seen.
Where do families typically go on their WOW! Experience?
From the Big Apple to the Big Island, we send families all across the United States for their prescribed timeout from cancer. Whether it is beaches, theme parks, dude ranches, resorts or the big city, each WOW! Experience is unique and customized to that family’s interest. You could nickname JAJF make-a-choice. Their real dream or wish is positive time together as a family.
May our family sign up to do this annually?
You may Share the WOW! in winter, spring, summer or fall. We send families on WOW! Experiences every month of the year. You are helping to sustain JAJF.
How do I encourage my child’s classmates to get involved and Share the WOW!?
Send them right here to learn more. Perhaps they are planning to raise money at a dance-a-thon, lemonade stand, or 5K—maybe a classroom project is looking for a beneficiary? Instead of birthday presents, a 10 year old might decide he or she might like to give another sweet, young family precious time together...while they can.
How do I share this program with my friends, their families, or co-workers?
Do you attend a cooking class? Painting classes, running clubs, tennis leagues, golfing buddies, book clubs, card games…please feel free to Share the WOW! with others. Share the WOW! can be an inspiring source of company/team pride—espirit de corps. We cannot think of a better way to come together and bond with your friends, family or community. Share the WOW! and let us know if you and another family are interested in adopting a family together.
JAJF helps families to create lasting and inheritable memories that can only be measured by the families themselves.
Meet our family circle, the families who have been prescribed smiles, joy and fun family memories. These moments are the best gift—and medicine—leaving families with cherished memories to inherit.Our Family Circle
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