J T Townsend Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 830 A1A North Suite 13 #187 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 date2011 - 4 beneficiaries
Geographic areas served: Florida/Georgia First Coast
Programs: See our web site calendar www.jtgivesback.org
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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  

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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of volunteering with JTTF in December 2011 for a toy drop at Nemours Children's Hospital. It was also the first time I was be to interact with JT and his mother, both very inspiring! It was so uplifting to see sick children have joy from receiving toys and seeing JT give with such a huge heart! The JTTF is doing great things for in Jacksonville and I look forward to working with them in the future.

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?

A lot

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?

2011

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zjudes3 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Lindsey for joining us in helping JT make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities here on the First Coast. See you soon.

Rating: 5 stars  

Working as a volunteer for the JT Townsend Foundation (JTTF) since its inception has been an incredible experience. I've witnessed firsthand that when JTTF assists a disabled individual here on the First Coast, they don't view or treat them as a client, but as family. The support that JTTF provides for disabled individuals and their families goes beyond financial and/or equipment support, but largely provides moral support to these families that face struggles that many of us can't even begin to imagine. JT himself is the heart and soul of this foundation and his loving, selfless and caring nature embodies everything that the Foundation is about. While the equipment that JTTF provides for these individuals brings a great sense of relief, it barely seems to match the reassurance of having the support of this extended family behind them. I look forward to continue working with this great non-profit in the future and encourage those looking to make an impact on the First Coast Community to donate or get involved in this organization.

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?

2012

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zjudes3 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Without volunteers like yourself Kevin, we could not accomplish our mission. Thank you for all you do every day for JTTF....The JTTF Staff