On November 9th, The JoyJ Initiative will hold its third Annual Walk to raise money and awareness to help people who are experiencing homelessness. Along the way, we will distribute our unique green comfort bags filled with much needed basic supplies and food to the homeless.
A Girl Scout, Annamarie, has been working towards her Gold Award. She has been able to provide the pets of the homeless dog/cat food, toys, blankets, and other pet supplies. By starting collection boxes at Blessed Sacrament Church and Saint Anthony of Padua in New York City, Annamarie started to put together “doggy bags” every month. She also received a large number of donations from a senior executive producer Ann Edelberg at MSNBC.
JoyJ Initiative will now have bags not just to give to the person, but also be able to help their furry companions.
Annamarie hopes that one day this will be able to expand into all JoyJ Initiative outreaches.
Twenty JoyJ volunteers organized a great event for the children of a school in La Fortuna (Costa Rica). Much needed school supplies and candies were distributed to sixty wonderful children. Thanks to the organizers and the volunteers!
On April 5th, the Blackstone Group hosted a JoyJ outreach at their offices in New York City. The employees and their families did a great job around Grand Central and Port Authority helping and comforting one hundred people experiencing homelessness.
A big thank you to the organizers and the volunteers for their support to the neediest among us!
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Each outreach is a step towards a more human and compassionate world.
On April 21, a group of 50 Girl Scouts gathered on the Upper West Side to put together and distribute 120 care packages for the homeless. They showed the true spirit of #joyj, doing every task with inspiring zeal, enthusiasm, and courage. #thankyou to all the Girl Scouts and their parents for being part of such an amazing #outreach! #helpingtogether #homelessness #homelessisreal
On Friday June 9th, over 20 volunteers from Deloitte packaged and distributed 50 comfort bags in the area surrounding their offices. The day was a rousing success for our Corporate Outreach team as Deloitte employees exhibited support and enthusiasm for our cause. Numerous connections were made within their community and experiences were shared after the great day. Organizers from Deloitte could not have been happier with the outcome and have already expressed interest in hosting future outreaches. We thank them for the opportunity and look forward to working with them again!