Roswell, GA 30075

Friends of JP

JP Wheel chairJonathan Philip “JP” Mendelovitz
(February 17th, 1999- December 7th, 2011)

JP was a precious and sweet little boy that left this world much too soon. JP loved animals. He was always smiling and brought sunshine into any room he entered. JP was born with a rare genetic condition called Ataxia telangestia (A-T). In third grade, the condition forced JP to use a walker. By the time he was in 5th grade, he was bound to a wheelchair, lost his ability to write and was starting to lose his ability to talk. With his immune system severely compromised, he was ultimately diagnosed with lymphoma and spent six months at Scottish Rite Hospital. Shortly before Christmas of 2011, JP lost his battle with cancer. Act Together was privileged to serve JP and his family.

In JP’s honor, Act Together started a program to specifically serve special needs children. Each month a team of volunteers visits local therapy offices to hand out toys and share about Act Together’s programs to special needs families who may also face financial hardship due to high medical bills or loss of income to care for a special needs child. JP Monkey Bars

How to Help:

  • DONATE NEW TOYS: New toys can be dropped off anytime Monday-Saturday 9-5 at Crooked Creek Storage 6300 Atlanta Hwy
    Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • DONATE FINANCIALLY: Act Together is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.
  • ORGANIZE A TOY DRIVE: Get your friends, family, and co-workers involved. We will provide step by step directions to get you started.
  • VOLUNTEER TO HAND OUT TOYS: Volunteer opportunities are available on a monthly basis. Volunteers are needed to hand out toys to special needs children and visit with the families.

Questions? Feel free to Contact Us

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