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Jake’s Help From Heaven, founded in 2011, is a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple medical challenges and disabilities. Countless challenges occur in caring for medically fragile, special needs individuals. Our goal is to assist individuals affected by debilitating illnesses.

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General Grant

We reimburse or purchase directly items which positively impact the life of the medically fragile individual. We understand the importance of proper equipment, accessories, and items which can improve the quality of the applicant’s life. Items can be of medical necessity or medical convenience.

Travel Reimbursement

We look to help individuals and families impacted by complicated medical lives and challenges. We provide reimbursement for medical travel to see doctors, specialists, and procedures if you need to travel over 90 miles.

Technology Grant

For those applying for technology devices, including but not limited to tablet devices and software applications.

What We Do

What’s New

4th Annual Finest Fillies

Less than a month! Please join us on July 23, 2015 at Vapor Nightclub Can’t make it?  You can still support Jake’s Help From Heaven by supporting your favorite filly or trainer! This year’s lineup includes: Beth Alexander and Nafeesa Koslik Johanna Friedman and Heather Billington Susan Halstead and Todd Shimkus Catherine Hover and Sonja McFadden Julie Johnson and Rick Parker Elaine Sillery and Katrina Lucas Christianne Smith and Kelly Hite Heather Straughter and Jim LaVigne Jenny Witte and Robin Dalton Register... read more

5th Annual Family Fun Day

What a fun day!  And what an outstanding success!  We raised over $97,000 and are so very grateful to all who played a part in this event!  Thank you to all our sponsors, participants, volunteers, families and friends! We couldn’t do it without you! If you have an invoice: Sponsorship... read more

5th Annual Family Fun Day

It’s Almost Time for the 5th Annual Family Fun Day! We can’t believe it has been five years! Let’s make this the best one yet! April 26, 2015 Saratoga Strike Zone 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sponsorship information and sponsorship commitment You can also pay for sponsorship via this link if you are interested!  Registration for our event If you prefer to mail in a check, please use this 2015 registration... read more

Mardi Gras was a Record Breaking Success!!

Huge thanks to Beth & Jasper Alexander, the staff of Hattie’s, Michael Panza and his amazing Fine Affairs team, Rain or Shine, Heather Bohm Tallman and her crazy photo booth, Garland Nelson & Soul Session, all of our donors, sponsors and attendees – such an amazing night!  We raised over $107,000!!!! Check out these amazing photos by Heather Bohm Tallman Photography http://hbtphoto.pass.us/mardigras2015/ For a great recap from our friends at Saratoga Today http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st012315/24?e=2012074/11078255 Another party recap from The Saratoga Social... read more

Summer 2014

It sure has been a busy summer at Jake’s Help From Heaven!  We have had our largest Board of Directors meeting as well as our 3rd Annual Finest Fillies fundraiser both of which have been wildly successful! Our Board of Directors met on July 23rd and reviewed 49 applications – a new record for one meeting. We approved over $30,000 worth of grants bringing our 2014 total to over $69,000 so far this year! We have begun deliveries and have begun receiving some wonderful thank yous as well. “JHFH will be generously funding 11 hippo therapy sessions for Ez. We are so excited because Ezzy’s experience with riding her favorite horse, Prince, has exceeded our wildest expectations…and we cannot wait to see what more she will do and learn with him” – Hillary Savoie, mother “It’s always such a pleasure dealing with your organization – you get things done and I love that.” – Mike Schmidt, case worker EFNENY “Thank you so much for your support. The families and I get so much comfort knowing you are there to help them when they need it most. Thanks for all you do, it makes such a difference in people’s lives” – Kathleen Glastetter, case worked EFNENY I was so excited last week when I opened the award letter from Jake’s Help from Heaven.  I really can’t even begin to explain how helpful this is going to be to me personally, it will allow me the flexibility to take Coco on solo outings without my husband and have her safely secure and not worry about her running off. Lisa Connally, mother... read more

3rd Annual Saratoga’s Finest Fillies

Registration is open for our 3rd Annual Saratoga’s Finest Fillies event at Vapor Night Club! Come out on July 24th at 7:00 for the funnest filly race in Saratoga! Tickets are only $50 and includes delicious buffets! Tickets and bets are only available at the event! If you’ve attended before, you know the routine! Post positions are picked promptly at 7:15! Bets can be placed on the filly/trainers of your choice for only $10/bet! Bets close at 8:00 and the game begins. Colleen Carlson returns as the Plinko Queen and the game is hosted by Natalie Sillery and Skip Carlson! We are very excited to have Sam the Bugler with us this year! We once again have wonderful raffle prizes! The first 125 to register will be entered to win a VIP box at Saratoga Race Track! And for every bet placed you are entered to win other exciting raffles! If the filly you bet on wins you may win 2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan! If you filly comes in second you could win 2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid with 2 rounds of golf! Other amazing raffles will be pulled throughout the night as well including a beautiful print from Lisa Miller’s Foal Project! This year’s lineup: Beth Alexander, trained by Chef Jasper Alexander Johanna Friedman, trained by Alison Robbens Kelly Hite, trained by Susan Halstead Julie Johnson, trained by Brian Straughter Elaine Sillery, trained by Trina Lucas Christianne Smith, trained by Jacob Hopper Heather Straughter, trained by Jim LaVigne Jenny Witte, trained by Robin Dalton Melissa Zieker, trained by Traci Jersen Last year, newcomer Beth Alexander won the PLINKO game with Johanna Friedman and Jenny Witte taking up the... read more

4th Annual Family Fun Day

Thank you for your participation in our 4th Annual Family Fun Day on April 27th at Saratoga Strike Zone. We are proud to announce that over $72,000 was raised! We could not have done it without the amazing support we received from all of you! We were able to keep our expenses to a minimum and have over $67,000 to support the local families and individuals we work with through Jake’s Help From Heaven. To see some amazing photos from the event please check out: http://www.alicecoreyphotography.com/p472004131 Our Board of Directors meet quarterly and our goal is to fund over $75,000 in applications in 2014. We have funded over $32,000 so far this year. A sampling of what we have done includes: Travel reimbursements for individuals that require specialized care in NYC, Duke Medical Center and other places outside of the Capital Region Chiropractic care, acupuncture and hippotherapy for chronically ill children who benefit from alternative therapies Support with caregiver, extended medical stays and therapy costs Standers, chairs, strollers and other adaptive equipment to provide safe positioning for special needs individuals iPads and assistive technology for individuals with communication disorders We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish in Jake’s memory and look forward to another year of helping others. Please save the date for our 5th Annual Family Fun Day – Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Saratoga Strike... read more

4th Annual Family Fun Day Updates!

Our 4th Annual Family Fun Day is fast approaching! We can’t wait and hope you will be joining us there. There is still the opportunity to join us at the event if you are 21+! We are selling registration tickets until April 25th so get yours today!  The End Zone Sports Pub registration tickets are only $20~ and include admittance to the event, pizza and your first soda or beer! You can register by filling out the 2014 End Zone Flyer and mailing it in with a check OR online! RAFFLES You can purchase tickets to ANY of our different raffles. Just email me at heather@jakeshelpfromheaven.org with your selections and pay for them on our paypal page or mail in a check to Jake’s Help From Heaven, 161 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. GENERAL RAFFLES These are only $5/ticket!  Or you can buy 15 for $50 or 35 for $100! CAKE BOSS: autographed book, two t-shirts and $250 for two classes at the Cake Boss Factory! “Phila Street Restaurant Package” includes gift certificates for Hattie’s (6 mojitos), Sushi Thai ($75), Peabody’s ($50), 7 Horse ($25), Cafe Lena ($75), Park Side Eatery ($55) and Ben & Jerry’s (a vermonster)! “Fashion fun” includes $50 CAbi, two Cabi shirts (valued at $160) and $250 for Family Vision Care Center. 4 Park Hopper passes to Disney World Schmaltz Brewery basket includes samples, growler and gift certificate for tasting Arbonne package includes over $300 worth of awesome products Healthy Living basket “Mom on the Go” basket by 31 Stress Reduction seminar valued at $500 $50 at Olde Bryan Inn and $50 at Longfellow’s CONNECT ring by campLANDON,... read more

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