"Giving back is very important to me and my entire family. We are in the position to help those less fortunate and want to do everything we can to make someone else's life a little better."
- Jim Mora
OUR MISSION: The Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation provides impactful programs, grant funding, and community outreach, all towards efforts that empower, inspire and nurture the deserving youth of today. All Foundation activities focus on one or more of these priorities: to build and instill confidence; encourage health, wellness and safety; and foster learning experiences that shape children’s futures.
OUR VISION: We strive to improve the lives of children in need, primarily in three target areas: children from low socio-economic backgrounds, mentally and/or physically challenged children, and children at risk. We support endeavors that provide young people the opportunity to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. The partner organizations we assist through our programs, grant funding and community outreach must proactively provide stability in youngster’s lives, support advocacy for children’s needs and offer channels that allow children to have a voice.
Tis the Season to Give the Gift of Gift-Giving!
December 2016 - Since the Jim Mora Count On Family Foundation came to life in Atlanta in 2005, the Count On Me Holiday Shops have been an anchor program that has served hundreds of children each year. In 2016 we are honored to provide our empowering “shopping experience” to hospital bound children in seven hospitals across five states. Beginning December 1st, the Count On Me Holiday Shops will begin the holiday season tour in Washington, heading on to Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona and finishing in California.
Our Holiday Shops visit hospitals and set up festive “pop-up shops” for a day. Young patients, who won’t otherwise have the opportunity to find gifts for their loved ones because they are unable to leave the hospital, browse the Holiday Shop to select gifts provided by the generous donors and supporters of Count On Me. After finding the perfect gifts, these youngsters visit the gift-wrapping station to get creative and prep the items for their parents or caregivers. Each one leaves the shop empowered and equipped to “give back” to those they love. The gratitude and smiles from every child prove to the Count On Me staff and volunteers that this program makes a great impact on the children we serve.
A very special thank you to the Niedorf family for their sponsorship of the 2016 Count On Me Holiday Shops.