toys for tots

Tis the season of giving! Our November blog post this month highlights the program “Toys For Tots” which is run by the United States Marine Corps to distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to go holiday shopping. Toys For Tots collects new and unwrapped toys during the months of October, November and December each year and provides them to the community in which the campaign is being run. Their very first year of origin was all the way back in 1947, where the first toy donated was a handmade doll – how cool! For more information on finding drop off locations, please visit

Joey’s Fund is committed to working hand in hand with various other initiatives that have such a profound impact on the health, happiness, and overall well being of our youth! We are in the process of partnering with Toys for Tots to become a distribution center; If you’re interested in donating toys for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, you may simply ship them or drop them off to us at 436 Hillcrest Place Palisades Park, NJ 07650. Should you be interested in pitching in further with some of our holiday fundraisers, please visit our various partner sites outlined below. The Team at Joey’s Fund wishes you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser:

Group #: 990082868

Pampered Chef Fundraiser:

Cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer awareness month!  The NFL will turn pink for their crucial catch campaign , your Facebook feed will be full of pink ribbons and you will be seeing a lot of commercials and advertisements raising awareness for this disease.  All of these actions help to spread awareness of breast cancer, educate those unaware of its reaches and shine light on the importance of early detection.

According to the National Breast Cancer society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That is a scary number! Want to know how you can help to bring this number down?

There are so many things that you can do to help this cause, here are just a few!

  1. Make a donation. Whether you have been touched personally or you know someone who has, you can make a donation in honor of a survivor, loved one or anonymously to help fund cancer research. Any donation amount helps!
  2. Volunteer! This month there will be plenty of events going on throughout New Jersey including breast cancer walks, charities and fund raisers. Donate your time and help the cause with your caring spirit.
  3. Share information. Help others understand that early detection is important, that there are treatment options available and that they are not alone! The National Breast Cancer Society has plenty of information that you can share on social media or in person right on their website.

Whether you donate money, time, or share information, any way that you can help support this cause will mean something to someone affected by breast cancer. We at Joey’s Fund will be doing our part this month to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and we urge you to do the same! Let’s work together to help bring the numbers of those affected down.

Cancer Awareness

Time to mix up a batch of cupcakes, and join the social media challenge to smash away Pediatric Cancer! September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, people all over are heading to social media with hashtag #smashingpediatriccancer. For this challenge you simply take a cupcake and smash it into the face of another person and nominate three other people to do the same.  How fun is that?

Joeys Fund was formed to support and raise money for those caring for children with childhood cancer. Our founders have experienced the struggle and stress of dealing with childhood cancer first hand and we love to see social media campaigns like this which raise awareness for these terrible diseases.

Today is the last day of September, from all of us at Joeys Fund we challenge you to get your cupcakes frosted and use the power of social media to spread awareness! Share your picture via social media using the hashtags #smashingpediatriccancer or #cupcakesforcancer. Tag us as well so that we can share your pictures even after September is over! Nominate 3 others to participate and let’s see how many we can get on the last day of September!

Check out this video of two children doing their part to smash out pediatric cancer!

Awareness for pediatric cancer doesn’t end in September; we’ve got a great event coming up in October to check out.  Joey’s Fund Charity Car show is a yearly event that we hold to raise money for Joey’s Fund to continue to help families struggling to care for children affected by cancer. Come and check us out on October 1st (Rain Date October 8th). Click here for more information!

Joey’s Fund was able to donate $1000 to Jason & Justin’s Journey to assist in getting these amazing boys the treatment they need to help conquer MSP2! Find out about their journey here: Jason and Justin’s Journey X2