JKF COVID19 MESSAGE
14 May 2020
Today will be our final day of meal deliveries to area hospitals for the time being. We are taking a break to reassess hospital need and will update our site, Facebook page, and Twitter account accordingly.
Thank you so much for helping the Josie King Foundation support our local caregivers during this stressful time. Because of your generous donation, we were able to supply over 5,000 meals to our healthcare workers who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and healthy. We ran six weeks of deliveries, five days a week to over fifteen hospitals. We could not have done this without the incredible community support we received from The Corner Pantry, FreedomCar, and most importantly, you. It has been great to come together and provide a little boost to morale for our caregivers and to show them how much we care. Together we put some smiles on faces even though we can’t see them 🙂 (see below).
Sorrel and the Josie King Foundation Team
30 April 2020
In the spirit of Nurse’s Week (May 6-12) and because we love our nurses who we need now more than ever, JKF has decided to continue the brown bag program until mid-May. Happy Nurse’s Week to you all and thank you for everything you do to keep us safe.
Here is a quick recap of our brown bag program. 4,125 brown bags were delivered for the month of April. We added breakfast packs and nightshift snacks for our amazing overnight staff. We delivered to 15 hospitals, Tuesday – Saturday. Thank you to Freedom Car for volunteering their big red van and drivers to help make these deliveries. We could never have done this without Freedom Car. Thank you to The Corner Pantry for making thousands of coronation chicken salad, smoked turkey-avocado, and yummy veggie sandwiches. Thank you to everyone who donated to help support the program. Together we put some smiles on many faces. See some fun pictures below.
Sorrel King and the Josie King Foundation Team
06 April 2020
I hope everyone is safe, well and hunkered down.
The Josie King Foundation has been reaching out to many of our hospital partners locally and around the country to offer ways in which we can help support our amazing caregivers who are under so much stress at this time. JKF has partnered with The Corner Pantry to deliver special brown bag lunches to hospitals in Baltimore and around the state. We completed our first week of deliveries with over 400 lunches delivered to the caregivers at Johns Hopkins, GBMC, St. Joe’s, UMMC Greene Street, UMMC Midtown, and Mercy. The lunches put lots of smiles on some weary faces. As of yesterday, Springwell, Union Memorial, Harbor Hospital, Good Sam, Franklin Square, Sinai, and Grace Medical have signed on to our program. Over the next few weeks, we will be delivering over 4000 meals. This is way beyond the reach we thought we would have. Thank you to Freedom Car for donating their fleet and drivers to help with deliveries.
If you would like to show your gratitude to our caregivers, please go to http://josieking.org/about/donate/donation-form/ and join us in this effort. With each donation of $10, your name will be handwritten on a brown bag lunch to share in our message of thanks and appreciation. Feel free to donate as many brown bag lunches as you would like. It’ll be just like the bag lunch your mom made for you, but way better 🙂
Many thanks and stay safe,
Sorrel King and the Josie King Foundation team
P.S. Also, for your convenience, JKF has a Venmo account @JosieKing-Foundation
Your donation to JKF will be tax-deductible and 100% of the dollars you donate will go to feeding our caregivers.
(The Josie King Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported organization. TIN 26-1118580. Contributions are fully deductible to the extent permitted by law. Documents and information submitted to the state of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage. A copy of The Josie King Foundation’s current financial statement is available upon request.)