Help Us Share The Joy!
We could not do it without our sponsors and donors! Over 40,000 care packages, in the last 4 years have gone out because of our sponsors and donors. One of the things that matter the most for us is for our sponsors and donors to see first hand where their donations are going. How many times have we donated to an organization and really never quite knew if it made it to where we really wanted those funds to go? We NEVER want that to be the case with any of our sponsors and donors.
We LOVE their involvement in seeing the difference those donations are making. Many employees of business who are sponsors help with packing of care packages, backpacks, and even help create the outfits on the stuffed Mavis dogs that are in each care package. Students from schools are jumping in as well. Many schools hold fundraisers and the students have a front row seat to helping with care packages they helped make happen. There is nothing more touching to us than seeing our sponsors, and donors blessed by the power of paying it forward. Joy In The Cause is just as much about those givers as receivers. Giving = Joy, Joy = Hope, Hope = Healing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us help thousands who are facing the toughest time of their lives. We could not do it without you.
THANK YOU TO SOME OF OUR CURRENT SPONSORS!
QuikTrip is one of our largest sponsors for the Joy To The Rescue Project Kids in Crisis. Thousands of backpacks have been delivered to first responders who have those backpacks in their vehicles to give to children in crisis they are called to help. The stories of how these backpacks are helping is incredible. The backpacks are refilled after they are handed out. This project is growing state wide as OHP now delivered to areas across Oklahoma. These backpacks are now going to homeless children, trafficked and abused children, and the facility list keeps growing. The need is great and QuikTrip is helping us meet that need. We are so grateful to QuikTrip for their incredible support of this growing project to help thousands of children who are facing traumatic situations.
Jill Donovan/Rustic Cuff
Those who know Jill, know she is one of the most generous people you will ever meet. We love and appreciate Jill and the Rustic Cuff crew for their incredible generosity. They host our annual Rustic Cuff Run Benefitting Joy In The Cause every year. Our first year over 8000 attended, and approximately 3000 ran! It was a sight to behold. Special runners cuffs are designed for the runners, and the prizes for the winners are a Rustic Cuff DREAM! This run is an event for the entire family, and we are grateful to Jill for her incredible support. Thousands have been raised because of her generosity.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
A huge thank you to Freddy’s who have held fundraisers throughout the year raising thousands for JITC. They also donate t-shirts for the backpacks that are delivered to children in crisis. When these children wear these t shirts to the restaurant, they receive a free ice-cream. It is a favorite item in that backpack! It has been a joy to have the managers in our office as they help pack the backpacks they sponsored. This amazing crew even delivered those backpacks! We love and appreciate the heart of this amazing business. And we happen to think Freddy himself is pretty amazing! He recently received a care package himself! We love Freddy’s!
Lisa Riley of the Pinot’s Palette of Riverwalk Jenks, Cherry Street and Broken Arrow is one of a kind! Her spirit and generosity like no other. Pinots Palette has held fundraisers yearly for JITC. From painting it forward to events for our volunteers, to even chairing our Rustic Cuff Run, Lisa is there to help in any way she can. We are grateful for her generosity and heart to help thousands in the community who are battling illness.
Joel and Kendra Wiland: J. David Jewelry
A huge thank you to Joel and Kendra Wiland! Where does one begin to describe the generous hearts of these two? They are the owners of J David Jewelry in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. We are grateful for the fundraisers they have held at their stores for JITC. They were large donors at our To The Moon and Back gala creating a one of a kind pendant for all of the guests. Joel even created a special pearl necklace that was in the backpacks delivered to the trafficked/abused children in the Tulsa/Oklahoma area. They have reached thousands in need through their generosity. Joel and Kendra were recently at our backpack filling event helping out. We are so grateful for their sponsorship!
Some of the most generous people! Every month we deliver stuffed Mavis dogs, prayer quilts and a sweet treats for the patients undergoing chemo and radiation. Many of the doctors, nurses, and staff make these visits possible! It has been joy to work with this amazing group of angels and partner with them. They have become family.
We are so grateful to be met with such generosity and support, and open arms on our visits. Many doctors have sponsored those monthly visits for the patients. OCSRI is one of our main gala sponsor every year and are responsible for thousands of care packages going out yearly! Their donations and support mean the world!
Teresa Morgan and Scott Morgan also are responsible for the Chili Bowl fundraiser every year! This event is such a huge success every year and there are so many who make it happen! Thank you Hahn family, Morgan family and the many who volunteer at the JITC booth all week! Teresa and Scott also donate to help with the Mavis dogs that are deliver to patients at OCSRI for patients in chemotherapy and radiation.
Rich & Cartmill
sponsors stuffed dogs, and books that we delivered to every student at the Little Lighthouse. They also sponsor the Christmas Party we hold for for LLH every year. We love the Rich & Cartmill crew!
From office putt-putt courses, to beard growing contests, this business of angels has found the most creative ways to raise funds for JITC! Kalibrate holds office activities every month, whether it be a service event helping dress Mavis dogs and packing backpacks, or raising funds for items that go into those backpacks! Thousands have been raised to help us further the mission of JITC! Their recent activity, raising funds for diapers needed for 75 diaper bags going to babies in crisis. Whatever the need, they work together to help meet that need. They win the creative award for sure! What a fun crew!
We love American Airlines! This group has jumped on board hands not just in donations but hands on! It is a joy to sponsor employee days with American Airlines. These angels have dressed hundreds of Mavis dogs, and sponsored care packages. Airline miles help with trips for patients needing assistance with transportation to facilities. Thousands donated to help us help these patients in need.
When the biggest surprise rolled out of the Synergy Motorworks parking lot, it was a moment we will never forget. Ryan Cost and Jay Huber have sponsored many events, and projects for JITC. One of the biggest donating this amazing JITC golf cart. (The surprise of all surprises!) It went in one golf cart and came out a golf cart of JOY! They have donated their services, and are also responsible for the Harley Davidson motorcycle (ticket sales donated to JITC). Jay and Ryan have some very big hearts to give back. They were also a big sponsor for our 2017 gala, and continue to help with fundraisers throughout the year. We are grateful for these two amazing businesses who give back in amazing ways!
Everyone asks “who is Mavis Pearl’s Veterinarian?” Well here you go! Dr. Patton from Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital. This amazing group have been amazing sponsors as well. They are responsible for providing Christmas to some very special families and have donated their time and funds to help with projects. We are so grateful for their generosity. They are not only sponsors but family. They have hearts of gold to help the community, and not just the people involved, but their fur babies as well. Thank you Advanced Team!
Woodland West: Dr. Jana Bone
Dr. Jana Bone and her team are responsible for many amazing things happening with our JTTR Project! This team of veterinarians and staff has joined to help us in so many ways. From funds to packing backpacks and helping on delivery of those backpacks. They were recently with us on our delivery to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol backpacks and made that visit happen! They even have special Mavis Pearl shirts they wear at their clinic! We love this crew and are so thankful for their support!
Our student sponsors making a difference!
Rainbow Girls of Claremore
These amazing young ladies have held fundraisers, volunteers at events, and helped in more ways I can list to ensure those backpacks and care packages are filled and delivered with love. These girls are setting such an incredible example of how paying it forward changes lives! The Ebersole family has helped lead the way with this amazing group of Rainbow Girls. If there is a need, they try and meet that need. They recently made a donation of over $2000.00 that provided the special “what if plushie and plushie books” that go into each backpacks for the children. And of course they were there to help fill the backpacks! We love this group and their families so much. Our sponsors become like family, and that is what we love the most. It is about relationship, not just experience.
These amazing kids have raised money for backpacks, helped dress Mavis dogs, and have even adopted a nursing facility through the Purpose Project. Every month they have a special activity for the senior heroes in Mannford, OK. Their leader Lisa Hudgins has such a precious heart to help these children see the value in giving back. And they love it! They were recently featured in our profile video for the wonderful work they are doing.
It all began with a precious teacher named Angela Butler. And this school has now made it a yearly fundraiser where thousands have been raised to help JITC. Thank you Mrs. Butler! We look forward to our yearly visits with these students. (Mavis loves visiting these students every year!) This last year thousands were raised, and there was not a dry eye in the place. Watching these kids jump on board to help other children touches the heart in indescribable ways.
This amazing campus holds fundraisers every year providing hundreds of stuffed Mavis dog care packages to those battling illness. They have even adopted a nursing facility though our Purpose Project and make special visits to our senior heroes! The students help from raising the funds to creating the care package and even have a part in the delivery.
These students have led the way! From the beginning of the Joy To The Rescue Project Kids In Crisis these students have been involved. What more creative way than what they have donated! Thousands of flashlights have been donated by these students for the backpacks for children in crisis. But not just any ordinary flashlights. These flashlights don’t need batteries! Just shake the flashlights and they are ready to go! They have been a favorite item in the backpacks and the first responders have amazing stories of how these have helped on calls they have made to children in traumatic situations. Another thousand are ready to go out in a few weeks, and these students will be packing those backpacks and helping from beginning to end!
Our students are making such a difference. Thousands of dollars, thousands of hours have been donated by students. They have some of the most giving hearts! Seeing those “ah hah” moments is what it is all about. As we left one visit recently, a young student who had just made a visit to an elderly patient, sponsoring the care package and delivering it herself replied to me “this was the best day of my life! I made a difference!” We hear those statements often from these students and it is truly one of the reasons JITC was born. It is just as much for the giver as the receiver. Sometimes it is in the giving that the biggest blessing of all comes our way. Seeing students catch hold of these life changing “ah ha” moments is what it’s all about!
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Project Kindness – $25
Project Goodness – $50
Project Joy – $75
Project Hope – $100
Project Healing – $150
Project Peace – $200
Project Faithfulness – $250
Project Love – $300
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