Monday, November 26, 2012

Gifts That Give Twice

We know you struggle to find the perfect gift for that one person in your family who has everything. And it's nearly impossible to please everyone, right?

That's why we thought we'd help you out with our own JTSF Holiday Gift Guide! Every one of these gifts gives twice and helps to fight childhood cancer locally by supporting families and kids and other small organizations.

Get ready to cross people off your list!

We have everything from t-shirts to water bottles, stickers to bracelets to deck your family and friends out in our logo merchandise! Spread our mission and wear our gear! Proceeds from each sale help
JTSF do what we do!

  • Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation Cookbook
    It's almost 70 pages of recipes, stories and photos that you'll want to cherish forever - perfect for all those cooks and book hoarders in your life! All recipes were submitted by community members and JTSF supporters and many include amazing stories.
    The book can be pre-ordered at the top of the blog until December 1st for holiday delivery and includes a special gift!
    Please note: any orders placed after December 1st will not be guaranteed holiday delivery!

Make a donation to the JTSF holiday toy drive benefiting the PSHCH pediatric oncology outpatient clinic. (More information here!) You can make your donation in honor or memory of a loved one or friend and make them feel extra special knowing that their love will make a very special child smile during the holidays! *When making your donation, please let us know the name and address of who you'd like to honor so we can recognize them and/or their family!

  • Smell This Candle Co. Smell This Candle Co. makes amazing, all-natural, soy wax candles that smell delicious! Plus, they donate 10% of all their sales to JTSF all year round. We fill our homes with these candles and we wouldn't recommend anything else! They make excellent gifts for the special people in your lives. 

Still dont know what to do? 

  • Hit the donate button on the top of the blog and give to JTSF in honor of that special person this holiday season! When checking out with PayPal leave us a note with that person's name and address and we'll send them a very special card letting them know they've made a difference in your life and in the lives of children fighting cancer! 

Happy Holidays everyone and thank you for all of your generous support!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

JTSF Holiday Toy Drive


Be a part of our holiday toy collection for the Penn State Hershey Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Pavilion! 

The outpatient clinic in the new PSHCH is often overlooked during the holidays while the in-patient floors are inundated with donations of all kinds. However, the clinic sees kids almost all days of the year and sees children for blood transfusions, chemotherapy infusions and treatments that take hours even on Christmas Eve. 

Join us in donating toys, games, craft kids and small electronics for these kids of all ages for the second year! 

Special requests from the clinic are: 
  • Legos 
  • Craft kits of any kind 
  • Character items from any of the current Disney & Pixar DVD (Brave, Madagascar 3, Disney Princesses) 
  • Play-Doh Kits 
  • Toiletry Sets (for teens with the body gel, lotion, cologne or perfume) 
  • New release DVD’s (rated PG-13 and under) 
  • Nintendo DS Games. 
Please keep in mind that everything must be new and in packages because of health and safety standards for these very special and amazing kids! Items for pre-teens/teens and also babies are needed! 

Donations can be shipped to:

The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation (JTSF) 
233 N. Charles St., Red Lion, PA 17356 

or dropped off at the same address! 

We love all of you and are so grateful for your constant support! 

Courtney & Scott | Married

We are thankful for the opportunity to play a part in Courtney and Scott's autumn wedding at Penn State Hershey Medical Center a few weeks ago. Thank you to all of you who donated and helped us give Courtney the wedding of her dreams.

We were able to cover flowers, reception food, wedding bands, the marriage license, the groom's gift, a special gift for the bride and a number of other wedding details for this special day thanks to local business partners and all of you!

We wish all the best to Courtney and Scott!

Macklin's Cupcake Night

We had a very successful fundraiser night at Macklin's Cupcakes and Coffee in York on Monday! Thank you to everyone who helped us make this the best rebate night that Macklin's has ever offered! We are so very appreciative.


It was so wonderful to see all of you and we love to have the opportunity to meet your families and friends.

Having nights like these gives us a great opportunity to mingle and network!


Don't forget to pre-order your cookbooks before December 1st to receive a special gift! Links to order are at the top, right of the column of the blog.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Community Support: A Wedding!

The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation needs your help! We have the amazing opportunity to assist with the wedding of a 19-year-old young woman battling relapsed AML at Hershey Medical Center. She and her fiance were engaged to be married next fall but after another relapse this week the wedding was been moved to this coming Saturday, 11/10/2012. The ceremony will take place in the Chapel at HMC with a reception at the hospital to follow as the bride is in-patient.

This young woman has already endured two bone marrow transplants and many years of harsh treatments. We as a foundation are small but we feel very blessed to help make her dreams come true and give her the opportunity to marry her fiance this weekend!

We are asking for your help to offset the costs of the ceremony as we are using funds that typically are used to pay for toys and activities for the HMC pediatric clinic. We understand that everyone is struggling but we thank you those of you who are able to contribute anything so deeply! 

Please help us in assisting to provide a beautiful day for this young woman and her soon-to-be husband! The memories made will sustain her throughout the rough days ahead and her family for years.

You can donate online above or mail checks to 233 N. Charles St., Red Lion, PA 17356. 

For questions, please email  

We are sending many, many thanks to the amazing people who have stepped up to be a part of this wedding in just the last 48 hours! We feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing community.