Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Spirit Jump

8,445 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of Spirit Jump is to provide hope and comfort to the many men, women and children battling cancer, one gift at a time. Spirit Jump strives to let each and every cancer fighter know that they are not alone in their battle and that there are people behind them as they fight. Spirit Jump’s goal is to help cancer fighters fight strong by providing uplifting cards and inspirational gifts from our “Jumpers” to help fighters maintain the strength they need every day as they battle this terrible disease. The Amazing Part:. The amazing thing about Spirit Jump is that both the person giving a gift (Jumper) often has their spirit lifted just as much as the person receiving the gift (Jumpee).

Results: We have lifted the spirits of over 150 people battling cancer all over the world.

Target demographics: Men, Women and Children battling cancer all over the world!

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Donor & Volunteer Advisory

This organization's nonprofit status may have been revoked or it may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Community Stories

178 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i read about this organization in a cancer newsletter, a small ad. I decided that I would like to see if the mission behind the name was the same. So i wrote a small section about my family and our experiences with cancer. I was well received. The mail came for at least 3 weeks after that with such an outpouring of love in the way of cards, trinkets, you name it. And to my brother as well, who is in the battle. We both want to pass on this same affection and say thank you again and again.

23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I can't remember if I've already written a review, if I did please excuse me. I met Meaghan when she came to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where I work. She was a delight to be with, very inspiring and kind. I participated in Spirit Jump last year and it made me feel good on the inside to send a little something special to a very sick little boy. I recommend Spirit Jump for anyone who wants to spread some cheer and/or do a good deed.

22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved in charity work for many years and I can honestly say that Spirit Jump is the one that I like the most. My cousin is an inspiration to everyone that hears her story and her dedication to this group is an example that all charities need to look at. She never gave up and her strength is now the catalyst for one of the most wonderful organizations in existence. I would strongly urge anyone who reads this to devote whatever spare time and resources you can give to help people who truly need it and will genuinely appreciate every second and every penny you can give.

22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been participating for a few months now, and find the opportunity to give whenever I can. Not only is the Spirit Jump a worthy cause in lifting so many spirits, when you participate, the benefits are monumental to the receipient - and to you.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think that Spirit Jump is a truly lovely thing to be a part of! I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to volunteer. The idea is simple and yet so huge. It is so simple to volunteer and there are no pressures, it is really fantastic. It is a real example of what the human spirit can accomplish when put to the test. I'm proud to be apart of such a group and hope to contribute as often as I can. Sometimes just knowing you are not alone makes all the difference. Spirit Jump allows strangers to connect across the the world in a really unique way. It also supports and encourages handmade artisans and their businesses. People continue to amaze me everyday. The founders of Spirit Jump...amaze me. Spirit Jump is wonderful.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is such a worthy organization! Helping to boost the spirits of people fighting cancer, letting them know that other people care about them and what they are going through, can help those people better muster their own inner strengths to keep on going. This sincere, enthusiastic, and well organized non profit changes lives!

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think this is a beautiful idea. Having had many close to me fight the cancer battle I've seen how important it is to feel you're not alone.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I haven't been too involved in Spirit Jump but my mom has, and somedays it's all she talks about. She loves sending cards to people who have cancer and other diseases. My sister died in May of 2008 and my mom is a Spirit Jumper in my sister's honor. I think Spirit Jump is a great thing.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is such a great idea! It is so easy to take a few minutes and let someone in pain know you are thinking of them. thanks to Spirit jump for making it easier to pass our thoughts along and hopefully brightening someones day

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Phenomenal nonprofit whose primary focus in lifting the spirits of those battling cancer. I'm a spirit jumper and have witnessed firsthand the amazing difference in makes in the emotional well-being of those receiving jumps.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

@AmyB11569 has gone through an unbelievable amount of challenges with her oldest son as well as her own health. She has mentioned several times how much Spirit Jump has meant to her and I wanted to offer that feedback. Leslie Godwin

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Meaghan is an amazing woman and I'm so proud of all the great work she's done to help lift spirits. I've been a Spirit Jumper for several months now and it's one of the best things I've done. Thank you!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Meaghan & Bryan during a radio interview earlier this week. Their stories are inspirational. I immediately signed-up to become a Spirit Jumper.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization- I saw spirit jump first hand when working in the hospital one day and then decided to join.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit!!! These two women are trying their best to lift the spirits of as many cancer victims as they can. What a great idea!!!!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is run by two wonderful people who know of the battles cancer patients go thru and this group is all about giving. They enable us " Spirit Jumpers " to do what we can to give someone a lift, it may only be a card but it brings joy. We are kept up to date on how people are. I have been able to send cards to a number of families and also to the children. Living in Australia I can only afford to send cards but I know by the feedback provided that these are much appreciated. With the up to date information we get I can send cards to new people whilst still sending cards to my previous contacts. I can chose who I am able to help from the information given. Only small things but thankyou for starting such a positive group.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is run by two wonderful young women! They help bring a little joy and support to cancer victims. Everyone should sign up!!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump helped my roommate, Jenny (@tattooed_lady) when she got sick. She has ovarian cancer, but her liver was failing.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hear about this great organization at Christmas time... When my IRL friend AmyB was diagnosed with cancer. The outpouring of uplifting cards and gifts not only for her, but her oldest son Philip (who has other serious medical issues) has been fantastic! I have seen how much SpiritJump has blessed Amy, Philip and the whole family.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Peyton was born with Ewing Sarcoma. I dealt with her cancer diagnosis for over a year before I found Spirit Jump or I should say they found me. Meaghan was sincere with her concern for my daughter and wanted to offer there "Jumps" not only for her but for me as well. I was inspired and lifted by the kind words and generosity of complete strangers and could never be thankful enough for all that the Spirit Jumpers did for me and my daughter. Now my daughter is in remission but i still hear from Spirit Jump and the jumpers always caring for the continued health of my dear daughter. I will always be grateful for this incredible charity and what they did for us.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter, Jenny, has ovarian cancer and ended up in the hospital with liver failure a few weeks ago. The people at Spirit Jump rallied around her like nothing I have seen before. She treasures every card, item, and visit.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen Spirit Jump raise the spirits of a family with a mom who is fighting cancer and a son Philip who has dealt with multiple brain operations and a stroke. This family has been blessed by Spirit Jump on a weekly basis.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump helps to fill a much needed void. Those affected by catastrophic diseases often feel alone and are unable to enjoy the lives they once had. Being able to touch the lives of those in need has filled a void in my spirit as well. I have lost several people I love due to cancer. It is uplifting to be able to bring some happiness to others in their time of crisis.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Writing for Amy B. and her son Phillip. Spirit Jump has been a great blessing to them. Thank you for all that you do.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump makes a positive difference in the lives of those suffering with chronic and often terminal illnesses. You simply can't put a price tag on it. I appreciate this wonderful non-profit organization and hope that they continue to grow and bless people.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is great because they help people all over the world who are battling cancer. It gives people the opportunity to make a difference - and it only takes sen It only takes a card. Meaghan has done a wonderful job with this charity!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of Spirit Jump through my wife. I think this is a great organization with an awesome way of helping people.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump made my friend Amyb and her son Philip smile for a little while. Your kindness during their struggles is so appreciated. Amy struggling with Cancer and Philip with so many struggles with health since birth. Your kindness is such a blessing...

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandaughter, Stacy , is the co-founder with Megan , of this wonderful program of SPRIT JUMP. Because they are both cancer victims, they know ,personly, what the support of family, friends and caring people mean. Watching them work so hard to make the program grow, shows the love and concern put into this project--so other cancer vitims know they are not alone in this battle . Therese Gabel

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'll tell ya, this first time my wife said "Spirit Jumper" I gave her a look of "What the...?" But then I sat down and looked at all the things that you do. WOW!!! I had no idea how uplifting all of you are. Hats off to the real heroes battling the enemy!!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is a great organization. My wife is a jumper and I think she benefits as much as the jumpees!

Previous Stories
7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Spirit Jump via Twitter. Being a "jumper" with Spirit Jump has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had with a charity. I know who I am touching and I know their story so it is a much more personal experience than simply writing a check to a charity.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't really know what to say other than my dear friend Amy who is battling breast cancer and her sweet son, Philip who has survived 19 brain operations and is battling seizures and immense pain, have truly been lifted by Spirit Jump. I just wanted to put this out there on their behalf.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have heard so many positive things from people that received a spirit jump. And those who do the jumping are just as blessed. Even just sending something simple as a note or card can really lift someone's spirits right when they need it. It is amazing how so many people that don't even know each other can reach out and say a kind word or send a small gift. This is just a great idea.

9 sparrowstudio

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is a God-send...I'm honored to be a small part of this humble organization. I know I'm lifting up someone, at their greatest time of need, with whatever I am able to offer. These small tokens of extended frendship and love have returned as a blessing to me. God Bless You, Spirit Jump ~ Sparrow

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sprit Jump is an organization that connects people through a "cancer club." As a cancer survivor, I know how much letters, notes, thoughts and prayers help during the dark days of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. That little lift that someone out there is thinking of me or that someone has survived the same illness gives the survivor the strength to "soldier on" and complete treatment and recovery.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is an amazing organization that brings so much to cancer patients without requiring a big investment from those who wish to give. Sometimes it is the little things that can make a world of difference for those who are ill. Spirit Jump provides the pathway to those people who need their spirit jumped. This is something everyone can do.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great concept turned non-profit that has touched the lives of those in need of encouragement as well as the joy in helping others.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The concept of Spirit Jump is amazing. I was drawn to the organization when my Mother became very ill. She often cared for others with her nurturing personality. During her battle for cancer I needed to find a way to boost her spirit and Spirit Jump was it! The caring cards and notes from Spirit Jumpers lifted not only my Mother but my entire family. When my Mother passed we asked individuals that wanted to give something in her honor to become Spirit Jumpers. She would want others to benefit from the kindness of others and this was a perfect way to pay to forward and make an impact in the lives of others!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful way to help others and I enjoy giving spirit jumps. People need a lift now and then and spirit jumps are a way to help both the person battling cancer and the person giving the jumps !!!!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be part of such a wonderful organization that touches the lives of many in need of a "boost" during their fight!

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed by the work Spirit Jump does. It's all about Paying It Forward and making a difference. You can only truly understand about cancer if you have in some way "been there." I am proud to be a spirit jumper!

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started as a Spirit Jumper and couldn't be more proud of the decision! I learned about the organization through an amazing and inspiring colleague of mine, Laura Levitan and was eager to learn more. The day I joined I received several warm welcomes from Spirit Jump members and those types of gestures show how absolutely inspiring the Spirit Jumpers and Jumpees are. I am looking forward to getting more involved as a jumper and also looking forward to spreading the word about this amazing organization that provides hope and kindness to those in need.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm quite a new Spirit Jumper and I have to say that I admire greatly the dedication, energy and love that oozes from the people at Spirit Jump.To do something for someone is simply wonderful. I like to give back by donating love, hugs, hope and prayers (virtual ones or real). My husband had a kidney transplant in 2000; I was in a foreign country with almost no help & almost no knowledge of the language. I know what it's like to see someone you love in pain and to not know if they would survive or not. We did not have SpiritJump at that time but I know what it is like to feel isolated and in need of understanding and compassion, that's why I enjoy giving to people who are in need of the love, understanding and compassion, and to let them know someone out there is rooting for them with all their heart and soul. Keep up the great work!!!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is such a wonderful organization that lifts the hearts and spirits of those who are truly in need of support. I am touched to know that there are people out there who genuinely care about others enough - even those who don't know eachother - to reach out and send a little TLC and put a smile on someone's face.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is an amazing organization! The founders have worked so hard to create this wonderful charity. Spirit jumpers bring hope and comfort to so many people with cancer.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is a wonderful charity because it allows people to give directly to those in need of support. This is a fantastic organization.

13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is an amazing charity with a fabulous goal - to lift up those in need. The organization has a great team of dedicated people working to help this charity grow. Spirit Jump has helped me share the lesson of compassion with my 6-year old daughter.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is a 5 star organization! As volenteers we get to hear life changing stories of people in a difficult time in their lives and respond with care and compassion. I love to hear the stories about how Spirit Jump helps the Jumpee but the affect it has on the Jumper is amazing as well!

13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first met spirit jump through the story of a collegue (Stacy). Her life and the way that she wanted to lead it and the incredible journey that Spirit jump took is an inspiration to those who thik there is no hope for them. I am thankful each and every day that Meaghan and the spirit group are there to lift those who need help. God bless them. I wish them well and every success Mark M

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is a wonderful organization. The dedicated founders provide a tremendous service. Volunteers and donors can feel comfortable that contributions are utilized in the best possible way.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a member of Spirit Jump, where the heart of the matter is the heart matters! I think in this economy especially, it's good to give because even if we don't have money, we can give from our hearts, and that is priceless. I love this charity because they really show us anyone can make a difference, and let everyone know, no matter what they face, they are loved. Spirit Jump is a precious charity. I've had people worry about the people receiving things, but know SJ checks everything out and is trustworthy. It's nice to have that these days!

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a Spirit Jumper! It warms my heart to know that I'm bringing a ray of sunshine to people who are experiencing life's toughest storms. I know that it works because I've received thank you cards for my cards. It's an amazing movement and I'm honored to be a part of Spirit Jump!

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To be a part of Spirit Jump as a "jumper" is an honor. I look forward to getting the list of those in need of encouragement every week. Spirit Jump has proven to be a heartfelt organization who really cares. I love the fact that they make it so easy to participate and never ever make me feel like I have to donate lots of money, etc. I choose what I want to send and who to send it to. I am a 13 year stage IV cancer survivor. One of the brightest moments of each long day in bed recovering from chemo and intensive radiation treatments was when the mail came. I still remember (and saved) ALL of the cards that I received during that time. Thank you Spirit Jump founders for coming up with such an AWESOME idea! May you be blessed in your journey!!

15 SparkleFarkle

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump is the most incredible organization I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. The charitable efforts of its founders, Meaghan and Stacy, not only help cancer victims, but uplift the spirits of the people who have answered the Spirit Jump call as well. There is nothing that compares to the “feel good” that comes with helping out another, especially when the chips are really down. Sending cups of kindness to friends in need is what it’s all about, and Spirit Jump affords me that opportunity (right from my own livingroom, no less!). Aside from motherhood, I never felt like I was making a real difference in the world, until Spirit Jump crossed my path. I can’t say thank you enough for this organization. Spirit Jump serves to remind us all that we ALL matter.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization. What a great way to reach out, especially for those of us who can't afford to donate tons of money. Anyone can send a card to cheer up someone with cancer and we all know family or friends that have battled cancer. The fact that it is run by a cancer survivor just inspires me!

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found out about SpiritJump when a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer. The outpouring of love and cards from jumpers is absolutely amazing. The founders give freely of their time and hearts. The jumpers (of which I'm one) have the flexibility to help where and when they see fit. It's as simple as sending out a card... to Jump the spirits of those cancer fighters.

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirit Jump>>>>>>>>> what an amazing organization.I can't wait to get more involved and be able to bring a smile to someone battling such a fight. Thanks Meaghan :)

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so glad that I found Spirit Jump. I enjoy sending packages out to those battling cancer in the hopes that it will brighten their day.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I myself am a cancer survivor. Right before I was diagnosed I moved away from my family. I had my husband who was a great support but I sure needed to know others were out there and cared. Each day I sat in my bed barely able to breathe. I was pregnant too. It was so much to bear. Unfortunately I didn't have Spirit Jump at the time but I just know what gave me the most encouragement was the card or friendly gift from someone letting me know I was not forgotten. I was cared for and that is what Spirit Jump does! Just a couple of months ago my sister in law lost her own sister to Leukemia so I requested a Spirit Jump for her and let tell you she was ecstatic. It made her smile during a time when smiles are rare and that alone makes it all worth it!

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Spirit Jump as a one year survivor of Breast Cancer. I know firsthand how much it means to know that someone is thinking of you, and cheering you on. I also know that not everyone has the support system that I was blessed with. I saw Spirit Jump as a wonderful way to give back. My 10 year old daughter and I have made this an activity we share together. I hadn't expected that we would get as much, if not more out of joining Spirit Jump as the recipients, but we both definitely have. We read the updates together, decide what to send, package up our little gifts together. Janey enjoys addressing the packages, and feels the more stickers and decorations the better, so our gifts arrive wrapped in art. I am so proud of my little girl and the love she puts into Spirit Jump. I know the recipients feel it, and what a wonderful gift for US to be able to lift the spirits of patients and families who are in the same shoes we were in a year ago.

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer Spirit Jumper and I LOVE this organization! It's great because you can make a positive impact on other people's lives, but you can fit it into your schedule because it's so flexible :)

15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE this Charity! In the process of dealing with surgeries and also having several friends and family members fighting cancer as well. It has become my passion to promote it, as well as give to it. It's really a positive and rewarding experience to know that anything I make or send is going to bring a smile to someone's face. I love to hear all the updates and see all the different items that people have sent. Thanks Meaghan for turning me onto it!

15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My own spirit cannot help but jump when I think of this organization. The women who run this organization are just absolutely beautiful and their passion just shines! I love that the purpose of Spirit Jump is to not just give money but to also give love, hope, and hugs as a form of donation. You cannot help but to fall in love with all "Jumpers" and "Jumpees". I heart Sprirt Jump!

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am not quite sure how I found Spirit Jump but it has been such a rewarding experience for me. Sending one of my crocheted hats or other items from my Etsy shop has brought me much happiness. When the call comes that there are people needing jumps ...it can be very emotional reading their stories. Just knowing that there will be a smile on their face when they receive your package makes your heart swell!