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Great Hearts Initiatives | Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund

Mission

The Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund (JPMF) is a 501(c) (3) organization with a mission of improving the lives of children with special needs and their families. JPMF was founded in 1998 by Robert and Paola Pizzano after the drowning of their 6 year old son Joey. They created this fund to honor Joey’s love of water and provide water safety education for children with special needs.

JPMF provides funding and equipment for unique water safety programs, community awareness for individuals with special needs, and networking opportunities for families. JPMF is continually exploring new partnerships and is always looking for additional opportunities of enhancing the lives of special kids special families.

Families raising children with special needs face enormous challenges. JPMF understands how important it is for families of children with disabilities to be able to enjoy each other’s differences through activities and outings they can do together. Through the success of JPMF Splash, families began spending more time together in the water. This inspired us to create an inclusive and accessible spray-park for families to enjoy; the kind of place Joey would have loved. JPMF’s award winning Splash Program and the opening of Our Special Harbor Spray-ground help alleviate some of those challenges, by creating a source of recreation and education that the whole family can enjoy in a caring environment.

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100k-$1m
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