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Jovante Woods Foundation Inc

We work with schools and local communities to educate and work on early detection for the deadly disease of Asthma.

www.jovantewoodsfoundation.org Tax ID 27-3922392

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Due  to  complications of  an  Asthma  attack,  Ickey  and  Chandra  Woods  lost  their  young,  16  year  old son  Jovante.  Because  of  this  tragic  loss  the  Jovante  Woods  Foundation  was  born.  The  goal  is  to  try  and  prevent  another  family  from  experiencing  the  loss  of a  loved  one.   After  losing  Jovante  they  soon  realized  there  was  not  enough  advocacy  for  asthma  to  have  it  taken  seriously as  the  number  one  chronic  condition in  children! 


Please  see  our  Three  Point  Mission:


1)    Educate  &  Activate:  We  work  with  local  schools  and  communities  to  take  Asthma  seriously.  Diligently working  toward  early  detection  for  all  children.  We  work  with  local  Children's Hospital's  research  divisions  on  a  better  way  to  treat  Asthma,  hopefully  work  toward  a  cure.  Our  goal  is  to  have  mobile  health  check  units  in  every  county  in  the  United  States  to  provide  an  opportunity for  everyone  to  have  free  access  to  basic  check  ups  for  the  purpose  of  early  detection.


2)    Organ  Donation:  As  part  of  the  tragedy  of  losing  their  child,  Ickey  and   Chandra  honored  the  wish  of  their  young  son  Jovante  and  donated  his  organs.  Unbeknownst to  his  parents  Jovante  had  checked  the  organ  donation  box  on  his  driver's license.  He saved 4 lives and helped  countless  others  through  tissue  donation.  We  work  with  Life  Center  educating  young  people  on  the  importance  of  organ  donation.


3)    3.8  to Be  Great  Scholarship  Program:  Jovante  was  a  mentor  to  many  young  people,  a  student  athlete  and  a  straight  A  student.  Every May we offer Scholarships to young  men and  women who are student athletes and whom maintain a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.