We are proud to announce that one of our clients, HOPE4JD, received its 501(c)(3) tax-exemption from the IRS this week.
HOPE4JD is an Austin, Texas nonprofit organization that charitably supports children and the families and caregivers of children who suffer from hypoxic and/or anoxic brain injury (“HAI”). HAI is a serious condition that comes from the brain not receiving enough oxygen to support the body’s many functions.
HOPE4JD was initially organized to support J.D. Hartman, a boy who was severely disabled at age 11 after a near-drowning accident in his family pool on October 11, 2008. J.D.’s community of neighbors and friends pulled together to help the family through this difficult time.
J.D.’s parents generously decided to help other families after it became apparent that many other families in this situation also struggled with the availability of quick information and guidance during the most trying time of their lives. There were no resources to help families know where to turn and how to adjust to this new reality. Upon more research, and learning that more than 15,000 children deal with HAI each year, the founding group decided to support children suffering from HAI through services and financial aid.
Some of these services that HOPE4JD will provide include (1) hospital care packages, (2) informational hope and recovery binders, and (3) scholarships for treatment and daily life adjustments.
Learn more about how HOPE4JD is helping J.D. and other children suffering from brain injury here.
The Cullinane Law Group was hired in the summer 2011 to organize and set up HOPE4JD as a Texas nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt charity.