J T TOWNSEND FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.98 stars   40 reviews

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Location: 8152 Seven Mile Drive Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082 USA

Mission: 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
Results: 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
Programs: See our web site calendar www.jtgivesback.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation is absolutely amazing with helping out disabled families like mine who are less fortunate. They helped our son who has severe Autism and is non verbal with a device to help with his learning that we would otherwise not be able to afford. I can't tell you how much that meant to us and our son who is making very good use of it!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wouldn't change a thing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend foundation is a nonprofit where one truly sees positive results. Numerous students at our school and a good friend's daughter received equipment that truly met the person and the family's needs. I am so impressed by the JT Townsend foundation. Go JT!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change anything.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you for your kind words! Judi Zitiello, Board Chair JTTF

Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation provides more than just a piece of adaptive equipment or a check- it gives so many people hope that they can overcome whatever their obstacle is and that they can still make a difference no matter what their disability is. In the end, I hope everyone is touched by JT Townsend's story and decide to live their life like JT did.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

JTTF is an amazing organization which has done soo much in the Jacksonville community. Its brought us together with their events raising awareness and funds at the same time. JTTF is a key member of the First Coast Family.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We are so happy to hear the community is behind us and wants us to keep JT Townsend's good works going. Thank you, thank you, thank you.....Judi Zitiello, Board Chair

Rating: 5 stars  

Great cause - helping those less fortunate with adaptive equipment and financial support. Carrying on the legacy of the named founder JT Townsend -- always be positive and pay it forward.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation provides support for individuals and families who have significant needs for adaptive equipment and services to help them achieve greater functional independence, but have not been able to acquire these things due to insurance denials or financial hardships. Patients are often left with their needs unmet and few options for assistance. Without the JTTF, many patients would be left having to settle for less independence and functional mobility. The foundation executes its mission in a loving, caring, and compassionate way that has touched over 170 families in NE Florida.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JTTF has made an unbelievable difference in our community by making resources and equipment available to those with spinal cord injuries who might not otherwise be able to obtain these items. Because of increasing denials, co-payments, and co-insurance amounts being imposed on patients by insurance companies, it is often impossible for them to get needed equipment. The JTTF has stepped up to help patients in need receive adaptive equipment and assistive devices that increase their independence and quality of life. As a physical therapist working with these types of patients, I have first hand experience in how a wheelchair, standing frame, transfer aid, FES bike, and other items can change the lives of a patient and their caregivers. The JTTF is most definitely a "Great Non-Profit"!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you for the kind words and for all you do for so many every day as well. Judi Zitiello, Board Chair JTTF

Rating: 5 stars  

J T Townsend Foundation provides support for our families right here on the First Coast. Many families describe this assistance as life changing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

JTTF has done more than provide people with certain needs. It has given people hope and it lets people know that they are not alone. There are so many people out there that need help and I truly believe this foundation will trive! JT's heart and soul was dedicated to his foundation and I couldn't be more honored to be a part of it! Live Like JT!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing at all!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

JTTF has helped over 170 families on the First Coast by providing adaptive equipment that insurance will not cover.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough about how awesome The JT Townsend Foundation is!!! My fiancé & I just got involved with this top notch organization this past Spring! It truly was an amazing eye opener & life changing moment for us both. Although we only had the pleasure of meeting JT Townsend just once before he passed. He touch our hearts in a spot that never had been touched before. The genuine love & passion that this foundation represents makes it all more worth the while for us both to want to continue to be active volunteers for the JTTF. And more importantly keep JT's awesome energy, kind spirit & true determination alive & moving forward!!! "Live like JT" ... Blessings Tessa & Michael

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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