Q. Who can receive a wish?
The mission of the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation is to grant the wishes of children suffering from Juvenile Arthritis, in an effort to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Children who have reached the age of 4 and are under the age of 21 must be referred to the Foundation and determined to be medically eligible.
Q. Does the family have to pay for the wish?
No. All wish expenses are fully covered, including all travel and spending money when appropriate. The Foundation's objective is to create a memorable wish experience for both the child and family that is not clouded by financial concerns.
Q. What are your sources of funding?
The Foundation finances its work through individual contributions, corporate donations, foundation grants, and planned gifts. The Foundation relies on in-kind contributions to lessen the cost of goods and services. The Foundation does not solicit contributions door-to-door.
Q. Is my financial contribution tax deductible?
The Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children’s Arthritis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, financial contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of tax deductibility.
Q. What is the cost of a dream?
Dreams average $5500. But bear in mind, our dreams requests vary from shopping sprees, college education, computers, cars, vacations. So the cost of a dream is always different.