Virtua Health Systems
Virtua Health Systems was the very first beneficiary of the Joseph Lacroce Foundation. Since the start in 2011, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation has donated infant car seats, contributed funds used to purchase evidence-based artwork and book cases for Virtua’s family-friendly playroom, aided in funding Virtua Sport Medicine’s Concussion Management Program to provide concussion baseline ImPACT testing for local youth athletes, and run an annual Toy Run each December to deliver thousands of toys, books and games to Virtua Voorhees. Most recently, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation gave 1 million dollars to the Virtua Foundation to fund a pediatric mobile services program, which will serve children in need in neighborhoods primarily in the city of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties.
Osborn Family Health
Center at Lourdes
Over the years, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation has made many donations to the Osborn Family Health Center. Specifically, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation has donated much needed equipment to the Osborn Pediatric unit, to benefit thousands of very low income children. They have also donated bookcases, collections of children’s books and car seats to the Osborn Pediatric unit to ensure safe travels and the gift of reading to children in need. Additionally, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation was the largest donor to help make new equipment possible for Antenatal Consultation Unit of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. This new Antenatal Consultation Unit will provide primary and specialty care to the poor and underserved of Camden City and surrounding municipalities, as well as focus on providing optimal prenatal care to over 1,000 pregnant women.
Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Centers
The Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Centers have benefitted from donations from the Joseph Lacroce Foundation for more than four years. Some of the items donated include toys, books, book cases, defibrillators, oxygen monitoring equipment, special needs car seats, TV Monitors and other items specifically requested. In 2015, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation donated $12,000 to Weisman Children’s to fund the purchase of a highly advanced video game platform called “Eye Play”. “Eye Play” encourages kids to use all parts of their bodies in motivating and interactive ways that will facilitate their recovery. More recently, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation donated $10, 200 to Weisman Children’s for specialized equipment for children with disabilities and another $10,000 to support of Weisman’s project of renovating and updating an existing Recreational Therapy room to improve the physical, cognitive and social/emotional abilities of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.