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Past Events and References


10/11/09 - Garage Sale Fundraiser - Thank you all to all our generous donors and shoppers who helped make our first event a success.

10/25/09- Bone Marrow Drive for Brian - Thank you to the Town of Babylon town employees, Town Councilwoman Ellen McVeetey and Steve Gravano for helping us meet our candy requirement to have this drive at Adventureland during their pumkin park.  We registered 94 potential donors

11/02/09 - Dining to Donate - a warm thank you to everyone who turned in their flyers for us making this a successful event.  A special thank you to Applebee's for hosting the fundraiser for us and for their generosity & support of our mission.

11/06/09 - Swabs for Julianna kick off meeting - We had a great turn out of volunteers.  A special thank you to Chippewa Elementary school for hosting the meeting.  We all look forward to a successful drive which would not be possible without - The Farmingville Fire Department, The Sayville School District, Chippewa Elementary School, The Suffolk County PBA, Staples of Patchogue, DKMS Americas and of course our amazing volunteers. We would also like to thank WBZO, WBAB, WBLI, WALK, KJOY, and their affiliates for helping us publicize Swabs for Julianna.  We hope to see you all on the 29th.

11/07/09- Food Drive at West Babylon Soccer field - Thank you to all the very generous donors who helped us collect tons of food for Our Lady of Grace's food pantry.  We are also thrilled to say that the West Babylon soccer club will be continuing the drive for the next 2 weekends.  A special thank you to the West Babylon Soccer club for all their support.

11/19/09 - Thanksgiving food drive.  Pay it Forward with Jackie joined forced with the WB Soccer club and we are thrilled to report over 40 baskets of food were created for recipients of the Our Lady of Grace food pantry.  The baskets were over-loaded with everything to make a Thanksgiving Day feast for a family of 6.  A warm thank you to the West Babylon Soccer club and the generosity of all its members in making our first Thanksgiving initiative a HUGE success.

11/29/09 - Swabs for Julianna - We are proud to say that we registered 2,679 people at our bone marrow drive for Julianna (a.k.a. Swabs for Julianna) and collected 490 POUNDS of food for LI Cares.  Thank you to all the generous Long Islanders who came down to register, the Farmingville Fire Department who went above and beyond, Radio station 103.1 FM, Newsday, News12, Suffolk County PBA, the many people who helped us spread the word and last but certainly not least all our amazing volunteers.  If you missed Julianna’s drive you can still register online (please mention drive code JPF007) by clicking HERE

12/06/09 - Change for a Cause- We raised $1591.41 for DKMS Americas which will be utilized to cover the costs associated with our last Pay it Forward with Jackie drive, Swabs for Julianna (JPF007).   Thank you for all the generous people who came out in the cold to support our cause.

12/07/09- Change for a Cause - a special thank you to the West Babylon Soccer Club for allowing us at their holiday boutique.

Christmas Campaign 2009 - We are proud to say that we were able to help FOUR families in our very first Christmas initiative, a warm thank you to all who helped make this 
possible.  We would like to give special thanks to the John Theissen Foundation for helping us fulfill a special wish to a young cancer patient this holiday season.  For more information on the John Theissen Foundation please go to

Family devastated by fire- we would like all those who made contributions toward the family who lost everything in a fire.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

01/29/10- Brentwood Cares (Jackie Pays it Forward) bone marrow drive Kick off Meeting. - A very special thank you to the Brentwood school district for hosting the meeting and all the enthusiastic volunteers who showed up.  We also want to thank News12 for their amazing coverage.  We are looking forward to saving many lives on February 12th. Please come and register to be a life saver!

01/31/10- Polar Bear Plunge - Thank you to the Lindenhurst Polar Bear Club and thank you so much for all the wonderful, generous people who jumped in the freezing water with us.  Thank you to the Outback steakhouse for providing hot soup & hot chocolate to warm up our swimmers.  It was so amazing to see so many people there supporting us.  Thank you all!!

Hygiene for Haiti Kits - We would like to thank Daniel Street Elementary School, Albany Avenue Elementary School and the many individuals who donated hygiene kits for Haiti earthquake victims.  We are proud to say that we collected over 300 kits for S.C.C.R.  Those wishing to help load containers of all donated items on Feb. 20th at the S.C.C.R. please call 631-853-4235 and ask for Ed Perez
04/21/10 - Brentwood Cares bone marrow drive resulted in 101 new donors on the registry, 75% minorities!!!  A special thank you to the Brentwood school district & Brentwood community for making this a very successful drive.  They also raised sufficient funds to cover the testing & typing costs...Kudos!!!!08/20/10 - Food Drive for Town of Babylon Annex - A special thank you to all the generous donors who donated to our drive and to Stop & Shop for providing us with a venue.  We are pleased to announce over 60 bags of food was collected!10/28/10 - Food Drive for Our Lady of Grace food pantry - A special thank you to all the generous donors who donated to our drive and to Stop & Shop for once again providing us with a venue.  We are happy to announce that 3 carts of food was collected and $50 in gift cards!!!!11/11/10- Food Drive for Town of Babylon Annex - A special thank you to all the generous donors who donated to our drive and to Stop & Shop for once again providing us with a venue.  We are happy to announce that 3 carts filled to the rim of food was collected and $60 in gift cards!!!!

Adopt-A-Child Holiday Stocking Drive 2010 - We are proud to say that we collected just under 1800 stockings.  We delivered to 27 shelters, 10 hospitals, 2 children’s homes and 2 organizations that work directly with under-privileged children.  We delivered as far west as the Bronx and as far east as Riverhead.  Every single stocking was utilized and this Christmas 1800 children are smiling thanks to the generosity of so many.  Thank you all for helping us bring holiday joy to so many children.  At some of the shelters the stockings are the only holiday gifts the children will be getting which is why we are committed in making this an annual campaign.

12/18/10 - Blood Drive in memory of Jack Perlungher - We are so pleased to have collected 20 pints of blood.  Thank you all for giving the gift of life.

Holiday Campaign 2010 - Although our donations were down this year we are please to say that we were still able to assist three families in our Christmas campaign.

Project Stay Warm - We would like to thank everyone who helped make Project Stay Warm such a huge success, the generosity on Long Island is amazing!  We are pleased to say that we were able to assist 6 shelters with this project thanks to all of you.  Please continue to help us Pay it Forward

06/26/11- Garage Sale Fundraiser- thank you to all our donors and shoppers for our fundraiser.  We are pleased to say we raised enough to meet organizational needs.

08/28/11- Food Drive for Town of Babylon Food Pantry- the pantry located within the Annex was in desperate need, their shelves were empty.  We are pleased to say that thank to Waldbaums's shoppers, 3 filled carts were donated to the food pantry.

2011 Holiday Stocking Drive - We are BEYOND thrilled to announce that 2,700 children throughout Long Island and ALL 5 Boroughs have received stockings this holiday season.  In addition, 140 children in GA and 260 in AZ have also received stockings making our National total 3,100!!!!!  PFWJ would like to thank our amazing elves, our generous donors, our wonderful drop off locations, and all the shelters and hospitals who participated this year.  We wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!

2nd Annual Project Stay Warm - thanks to your generosity we were able to deliver several stay warm kits to a local shelter

2012 Holiday Stocking Drive- We are honored and privileged to announce that thanks to the generosity of so many, 2,300 filled stockings were donated to sick, under-privileged and storm victim children residing in both NY and AZ.  A warm thank you to everyone for all those who participated, including but not limited to our extra-ordinary elves, Advance Auto, the Town of Babylon Town Hall, school districts in both NY & AZ, and the many cub, boy, and girl scout troops throughout Long Island.  Since the inception of our stocking drive in 2010, 7,200 children nationwide have received a filled holiday stocking.  Thank you again for all your support.

2013, 3rd Annual Project Stay Warm  - thank you to Albany Avenue Elementary School for your participation and for our campaign such a success.

2013- 1st Annual Beat the Heat- Unfortunately, we did not have any response to this drive so were unable to assist any valley oncology patients.  We are hopeful though that next year

2013- Holiday Stocking Drive- Our holiday stocking drive was a huge success enabling us to serve 1,150 children though out both Arizona and New York.  Since the inception of our stocking drive in 2010, 8,350 children nationwide have received a filled holiday stocking.  Thank you again for all your support.

2014 Holiday Stocking Drive- Our Holiday Stocking drive surpassed our expectations 1,775 children in AZ, NY and PA received a filled Holiday Stocking this year. WE HAVE BEAT OUR GOAL!!. In just 5 years we have delivered 10,125 stockings to sick and under-privileged children!!!!  A special thank you to all our amazing Elves, Advanced Auto Parts, Town of Babylon and contributors young and old who helped us bring a holiday smile.  We could not do what we do without your wonderful support.  THANK YOU ALL!

2014 Holiday Magic Campaign- Thanks to your continued support and generosity, we were able to adopt a young homeless family in Arizona, and provide gift cards to several under-privileged families residing in New York and Arizona.

2015 Lifting Spirits Campaign - Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to provide many under-privileged families in both NY and AZ with gift cards.

2015 GO GOLD Campaign- Dozens of gold ribbons were given out to local residents in NY and AZ to raise awareness of childhood cancer

2015 Holiday Stocking Drive- we are thrilled to announce that we beat last years numbers!!! This year we delivered 1.850 stockings in NY and AZ combined.  Thank you all for your continued support, generosity, time and compassion that has once again brought smiles to many.   

2016 Project Stay Warm- All Items were delivered to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.  In total we delivered approximately 150 stay warm items thanks to the generosity of Junior Girl Scout Troop 1078 and the Lindenhurst Middle School.  Thank you for helping keep our most vulnerable neighbors warm. 

2016- Holiday Stocking Drive- TO ALL OUR INCREDIBLE ELVES, SUPPORTERS, & BENEFACTORS, We, at Pay it Forward with Jackie, want to express our appreciation for all the love and support that you have shown our holiday stocking drive since its conception. This year we were blessed to deliver a grand total of 1,427 stockings in New York and Arizona bringing our new grand total of 13,002 stockings delivered to date in just seven years!!! We are beyond floored, humbled and just so thankful to each and every one of you for helping Jackie's dream become a reality. Please continue to spread the word of Pay it Forward with Jackie and keep an eye out on here and our website for other drives next year. From our homes to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.

2017- Go Gold Campaign- We were so honored and proud to see so many people wearing our homemade gold ribbons for the month of September.  Thank you all that have made donations to PFWJ and other agencies that support childhood cancer.  To all the children fighting the fight and to our sweet angels who fight no longer we need a cure.

2017 Holiday Stocking Drive- This year's drive was in memory of our co-founder's 17 year old niece, Maggie Schmidt, who lost her battle to cancer this past summer. Maggie was a vibrant, beautiful, tenacious girl whose caring heart will never be forgotten. We are very proud to announce that this year 5 different states participated in our holiday stocking drive. Nearly 1700 children will receive a filled holiday stocking this year thanks to your generosity and support. Our new grand total to date is almost 15,000 stockings nationwide!!!!

2018 - Beat the Heat Campaign - We only had one person contribute to our Beat the Heat Campaign in Arizona.  However, due to her generosity, some pediatric oncology patients in Arizona were able to be protected from the sun, thereby reducing their risk of a secondary cancer later in life.  Next year we hope to grow the campaign to supply enough sunscreen for patients at both pediatric cancer clinics in the valley of the sun

2018 Go Gold Campaign - We are thrilled to say that hundreds of individuals in Arizona and New York were proudly wearing a PFWJ gold awareness ribbon in support of the month of September.  In addition, James Madison Preparatory School in Tempe, AZ hosted a PFWJ Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on September, 28th where students wore their gold.

2018 Holiday Stocking Drive - Thanks to the generosity of many, we were able to deliver 1,175 filled holiday stockings this year making our new total 15,850!!!!  This year not only did we reach new states delivering this year to Washington DC, FL, NY, AZ and RI, but we were also able to deliver stockings to military children at Walter Reed Hospital.    We have officially delivered OVER 15,000 stockings!!!!  Thank you all for helping us pay it forward.

05/2019- Pampered Chef Pay it Forward with Jackie Fundraiser - Thank you all who participated in the fundraiser.  Thanks to your generosity, we are able to continue paying it forward.

06/08/2019- Friends of the Needy Food Drive (Arizona)- We were able to deliver a trunk food of food to Friends of the Needy thanks to the generosity of our donors.

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