Veteran Spotlight: Jeff Robertson of Skeletons for St. Jude

Jeff Robertson and Skeletons for St. Jude

Jeff Robertson decided to take his family’s Halloween decorations to the next level and give back to a greater cause. He’s taken his elaborate display and raised over $200,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the last three years.

Jeff retired in 2016 as an officer in the U.S Army, and his wife Stephanie is also a veteran. It’s safe to say that the Robertson family believes in service to our country. After retiring, he said he didn’t realize exactly how much that service meant to him.  Three years ago, Jeff gathered his family around and discussed how they could leverage the attention of their Halloween decorations to benefit a cause they believe in and support. From that conversation, Skeletons for St. Jude began its mission of connecting people who care with a great cause that matters.

Why St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?


Jeff has experience in donating to various causes during his service. He said he truly believes in the mission of St. Jude and fell in love with it even more while researching for Skeletons for St. Jude.

How many homes participate in Skeletons for St. Jude?

The first (Jeff’s) home is in Holly Springs, NC and the organization just reached 400 homes participating! The participating homes are nationwide, with representation in 47 states.  

Can anyone participate?

Yes, anyone can participate. Jeff invites those who are interested in joining the Skeletons for St. Jude mission to visit the organization’s website for contact information.

GoVA & Skeletons for St. Jude

GoVA has partnered with Skeletons for St. Jude for October to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We sat down with Jeff to learn more about his mission, you can check out that conversation here! GoVA LIVE

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