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Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation Seeks to Make Christmas Brighter for Families Affected by Sandy

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation of Rumson is seeking to raise $10,000 to help 62 Bayshore area families that were directly affected by Superstorm Sandy.

In partnership with the RAINE Foundation, the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation of Rumson is seeking to raise $10,000 to help 62 Bayshore area families that were directly affected by Superstorm Sandy and are in need of assistance this Christmas.

“The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation was started in my son Jay's honor to assist children and their families who may have learning disabilities or suffer from depression,” said Jerry Dooley, President, Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation. “If we are able to help one child through these difficulties to reach their full potential in life, then we will have completed our mission. I know that Jay is happy that we are focusing our efforts on children. He wouldn't have it any other way.”

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation is constantly helping children and families every day. JDMF’s mission is to address the lack of critical mental and medical health services for families in need and ease the economic burden associated with these services. JDMF provides financial assistance so families can get proper medical diagnosis and treatment for their special needs child. In addition, JDMF funds programs to educate both parents and special needs teachers for the benefit of the children.

The Foundation is asking for a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more for the 62 families in need. Donations can be made online through the Jay Dooley Memorial website at www.jaydooley.com or by mailing a check to the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 22, Rumson, NJ 07760. Visit the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation on Facebook and let them know your reason for giving this holiday season.

About the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF) is a 501(c)(3) committed to assisting children who may have a learning disability or suffer from depression by assisting their family as well as the educators and schools. JDMF provides resources for health and educational services for children with disabilities as well as for the educators providing in class support, professional training for in class teachers and assistants, and assist with medical and related expenses for those in need with children with special needs. 

About the RAINE Foundation

The RAINE Foundation is based in Hazlet and consists of compassionate, caring individuals striving to make a difference in the lives of others.  Since its beginnings, RAINE has positively impacted the communities of Hazlet, Aberdeen, Matawan, Keyport, Union Beach, Highlands and Atlantic Highlands by providing food, clothing and assistance during the holidays, as well as various other necessities for families in crisis. Visit http://rainefoundation.com for more information.

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