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Honored As 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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New Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews

Trenton, NJ 11/11/13 – The Luca John Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Kevin Baranowski, President & Founder, Luca John Foundation. “The stories our supporters and families have shared continues to demonstrate the critical need of our mission and inspires us to reach more. We are honored every time we help a family through their most tragic time.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award is based on the large number of positive reviews that The Luca John Foundation received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “My dear friends lost a baby in the 7th month of gestation. They had to go through the pain of delivering the child, knowing it would be stillborn. Amid this grief, as I was helping them plan the funeral and figure out ways to cover all the costs, the hospital helped us discover the Luca John Foundation. No sooner had the couple applied to the Foundation for assistance; they received a call the very next day from the founder himself, Kevin. He provided some much-needed funds, as well as emotional support, and we are thanking God for his assistance. God bless you, Kevin and your family, that out of such a great loss as you experienced yourself, you found a way to help others.”

Top-Rated Awards ran through the end of October and The Luca John Foundation was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with The Luca John Foundation have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.

About The Luca John Foundation:
The Luca John Foundation, a New Jersey based 501c(3) charity, was founded in 2006. It was established to raise funds for research and awareness for various forms of skeletal dysplasia, including short rib polydactyl syndrome (SRPS). It also provides financial assistance for burial and funeral costs to families who have lost a child younger than 12 months old or have had a stillbirth.

About GreatNonprofits:
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings for nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions per year.

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