The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation is involved with various projects throughout North Florida. Whether it’s providing food for under privileged children or donating the essentials to military families that are expecting, we do what we can to help out our communities in need.
Operation Shower provides essentials for military families who are expecting in a baby shower setting. This past year, the Furyk Foundation co-hosted a baby shower for 41 First Coast military moms at The Players Championship. The foundation, along with assistance from Chicco Brand, provided every mom with a new car seat for their little one on the way. In addition, the Furyk Foundation also provided gift bags filled with educational toys to get them started. These gifts, along with many others, make it a tearful and joyful event. Operation Shower is a great way to show the Armed Forces how much we appreciate their support and the sacrifices their families make for us.
Blessings in a Backpack
NATIONAL BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK DAY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Join us in supporting Blessings in a Backpack and bringing awareness to kids who are food insecure in your neighborhood and around the country.
You can help make a difference:
$10 donation to the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation provides a holiday bag filled with a meal for a family of four plus many extras.
$100 donation to Blessings in a Backpack provides a weekly backpack for a year for a student
$1,600 donation can provide a classroom of children a backpack for the school year.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
The Furyk Foundation, along with the support of our community members and other organizations, has helped to build a new Oncology Tower at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This wing of the hospital, which is still under construction, will allow families of children being treated in the wing a suite in which to stay in overnight. In addition to the new Oncology Tower, the Furyk Foundation is also helping to fund different programs within Wolfson Children’s hospital, such as hematology and transplant areas.
The Community PedsCare program is the only one of its kind and is a model for pediatric hospice and palliative care in our country. They are currently provide services to over 120 children and their families, offering medical care, emotional support, counseling and pain management along with other services. They work in collaboration with Nemours Children’s Clinic, University of Florida, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital to build resources, create educational programs, and share insight on patients to provide the best care possible. The Furyk Foundation has provided integral funding from the Furyk & Friends Events that go to additional nursing staff they are able to serve more children in need.
MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation
Mal Washington, a professional tennis player, has a heart bigger than his back swing – and we’re always happy to collaborate with his foundation on programs. His group, the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, has worked with the Furyk Foundation on the creation of many different educational, tutoring, and after-schooling mentoring programs. In a continuous effort to provide a safe environment for children to go after school, the Furyk Foundation supports this phenomenal cause to help our children reach for the stars and succeed in all aspects of life.
Monique Burr Foundation
Florida was ranked 4th in the nation for confirmed cases of maltreatment, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect and bullying in 2009. This startling number was the reason that the Monique Burr Foundation was founded – to help provide a safe environment – at school and at home – for children all across Florida. MBF Child Safety Matters™, a national bullying and child abuse prevention program, is provided to every 1st through 5th grade student in Florida elementary public schools. By helping to provide funding to this cause, the Furyk Foundation hopes to help keep the children within our communities safe and educated on when something isn’t right.
The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation
The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation has been established in memory of McKenzie Wilson who passed away in 2010. The Foundation is dedicated to helping young people find their purpose in an increasingly complex and challenging world. McKenzie’s Academic Resource Center (MARC) provides free academic programs to students living in two Jacksonville communities. Programs include after-school mentoring for elementary, middle and high school students, early learning programs for young children, special teen development programs, and English and family programs for adults. The goal at MARC is to help young people recognize their full potential by providing programs that will increase the high school graduation rate among students.
The BRIDGE of Northeast Florida
The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc. is a unique non-profit agency whose goal is to provide the children that live in some of Jacksonville’s most crime infested, impoverished neighborhoods with the opportunities they need to overcome barriers and to support them as they aspire to better their lives.While there are other neighborhood programs providing after-school activities, only The Bridge operates a “holistic” model that addresses academics, health, social enrichment, mentoring, job skills training and jobs.