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The Power of Small Gifts

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We are lucky that one of the nation’s best childhood cancer research hospitals is here in Memphis. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is even more remarkable because families never receive a bill for travel, treatment, housing, or food so they can focus on helping their children live.

Did you know it costs $1.4 billion dollars a year to operate St. Jude? And, that the average donation to the hospital is just $34 per month?

People around the world contribute small gifts that enable the hospital to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

St. Jude founder Danny Thomas said, “I’d rather have a million people give me a dollar than one give me a million.” At the Community Foundation, we’re big believers that anyone can be a philanthropist, and St. Jude shows the power of even small gifts to make an enormous impact for children and families.