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8152 Seven Mile Drive Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082 USA


Mission Statement The JT Townsend Foundation (JTTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds, provide financial assistance, and/or adaptive equipment for children and adults with disabilities. Townsend is in the process of recovering from a life-changing spinal cord injury he received playing high school football. The JTTF is the Townsend family’s way of giving back to the community that so generously provided for JT after his injury. The JTTF will better many lives and provide support for important research. The Foundation operates in complete compliance with established federal and state regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin


This non profit was formed in 2010 and has been able to help many people with various pieces of equipment they could not afford to have otherwise.

Target demographics:

People in the Jacksonville area meeting the mission statement criteria.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2012 - 14 beneficiaries to date 2011 - 4 beneficiaries

Geographic areas served:

Florida/Georgia First Coast


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Rating: 5 stars  

Our little daughter, Rhonda, was born with severe brain injury (Cerebral Palsy). She learned to walk but a seizure disorder took that away and she is confined to moving in her wheel chair. We wanted her to be able to stand up again to move, and thought a specialized adult walker would be helpful. Since insurance would not cover a second piece of equipment, we reached out to the J.T. Townsend Foundation. After a brief application, and telephone interview, we were told she would get that walker.
I assumed it would come in a box that we would have to put together. However, we got a call that J.T.'s mother and aunt would personally put it together and bring it to our house.

We had a most delightful afternoon meeting with this special family, and Rhonda took to that supporting walker with a smile on her face. This organization is doing a wonderful job in fulfilling the dreams of J.T. to help other disabled children and adults. God bless them.
Mrs. Jo Knott, Rhonda's mother

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The JTTF helped my son who has cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic with a much-needed piece of equipment that insurance would not cover. My son's new umbrella type of stroller will assist us in being able to get out in the community again. Thank you JTTF for all that you do in our community!

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The JTTF helped when all others said "no." We needed a safe medical car seat to meet not only state law but for proper transporting a disabled person. Diabilities include spastic quadriplegia, scoliosis, and seizures. The Therapedic Integrated Positioning System Car Seat is perfect.

Thank you for the car seat and your consideration and kindness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JTTF helped me when my husband who suffers from a spinal chord injury was sick. He was in the hospital last year for nearly 4 months making me miss a lot of work. I had no idea how I was going to pay my rent for the month. A friend of mine suggested JTTF. I emailed them and heard back from Judy. Not only did they pay my whole rent amount for the month, they also gave me enough to get groceries for the month. I would have never made it through that time without them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation helped us out after my teenage son suffered an Anoxic Brain Injury last year which left him non-verbal and physically limited. The Ipad they donated helped us to not only entertain him but engage him in ways we did not know were possible. Being confined to a wheelchair getting my son to his many doctors appointments and therapies was grueling and painful utilizing public transportation. We held a personal fundraiser and our aim was to purchase a used wheelchair accessible van. The foundation helped us again by matching some of the funds we raised. We could not have managed this without their help. Getting our own van was a life changer. There are no words to describe how their assistance helped to improve the quality of my son's life. I will be forever grateful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JTTF has been wonderful. Thanks to JTTF my son now has a device that helps him walk without the use of a cumbersome brace. We could not have done this without their help.
The response time from when we first contacted them was amazing and the genuine eagerness to help is incredible. Thank you so much for all you do and keep up the great work .
AJ and Laurie

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Rating: 5 stars  

JT Townsend is wonderful they help my 4 year old get a iPad he needed it for learning and communication. This foundation is wonderful. Thanks so much for your help to us and the other special people in the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

JT Townsend Foundation is amazing on how helpful they are for the disabled community. They were so helpful when we were in need of help for our 3 year old with Spina Bifida. Our family will forever be grateful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to thank JT Townsend Foundation for helping my 3 year old son with the addition "Intense Therapy" he will be receiving in October 2012. My little guy has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around for long distance and a walker for short distance. This intense therapy will help work weak muscles and make a world of difference in his physical abilities. We feel SO BLESSED that we found JT Townsend Foundation to help us with the cost of this therapy. Insurance will be paying very little if any for this very expense therapy. The whole process was a wonderful experience with JTTF and I look forward to returning a favor one day. Once again Thank you, you have no idea how much this has meant to our family. The Alvarez

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Thank you Alvarez family! You are awesome! The JTTF Staff

Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation helped us get an adult size jogging stroller for our 15 year old son. This is an amazing blessing and give him (and our family) much freedom. We can go to the beach, down trails, out to the Jetties, and around town to festivals and parks in the jogging stroller. Most of that would be off limits in his daily wheelchair either due to the wheels, or the lack of shade. They truly gave my son and all of us the whole world, not just the tiny part his chair will go to.

They also gave up hope and joy at a time we really needed a bit of sunshine. My son has been in and out of the hospital this last year. Our involvement with JTTF and Carmen was definitely a boost to our morale and our spirits.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We needed a piece of durable medical equipment for our toddler son. Insurance wouldn't cover it as they deemed it unnecessary. When we contacted JTTF, they procured the bath/potty chair for our child within 2 weeks. 2 1/2 yrs later, we are still using it. Their generosity has made such a big difference for our little boy's quality of life. Thank you, JTTF!

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