Happy Birthday Jazmin!

Is there any better time to open your own JoyJar than on your birthday?!?! Last week, we had the opportunity to make a special delivery to courageous kid Jazmin, who recently celebrated her 5th birthday!
We are so honored to be able to bring Jazmin some fun, joy and love from our JoyFactory. This year […]

By |January 26th, 2014|Categories: Families, General, JoyJars||Comments Off

We NEGU for Landon!

This week, we have the special opportunity to share with our NEGU Community a very courageous young man–3 year old Landon! Despite having to fight cancer at such a young age, Landon has continued to show cancer that he is much stronger than it will ever be.

When Landon was […]

By |August 15th, 2013|Categories: General, JoyJars, NEGU Kid||Comments Off

#MyNEGUKid Photo Contest

A NEGU Kid is a courageous kid fighting cancer. They are brave. They are strong. They are amazing. “Their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light.”
We want to highlight some amazing NEGU Kids! From August 2, 2013 until August 11th 2013, we want to see your #MyNEGUKid photos […]

By |August 3rd, 2013|Categories: Families, General, JoyJars||Comments Off

Paying It Forward With JoyJars

We are so grateful for the amazing support of Team NEGU–that’s you–all of you wonderful supporters, followers and fans who continue to help us care, support and encourage courageous fighters around the world to Never Ever Give Up. All of you make a difference and all of you better the lives of children fighting […]

By |July 20th, 2013|Categories: General, JoyJars||Comments Off

10,000 Holiday JoyJars | Can We Do It?

Every year, as we near the holidays, the Jessie Rees Foundation makes a goal to reach as many children fighting cancer during the holidays as we can. As you know, there are an estimated 46 children who will be told they have cancer each day. And many of these children will spend the holidays […]

By |July 17th, 2013|Categories: General, Hospitals, JoyJars||Comments Off

Stuffing the Perfect Mini JoyJar

Erik Rees, Jessie’s daddy, recently shared with our fans and followers tips on “How to Stuff the Perfect Mini JoyJar”. With so many wonderful people wanting to help support Jessie’s mission, Mini JoyJars were created as a way to spread more JOY to our children, in our communities, and with our families and friends.



The […]

Melinda Heights Students Collect Over 5,000 Toys for JoyJars!


The students at Melinda Heights Elementary School teamed up for the second year to host their successful Joy Drive benefiting the Jessie Rees Foundation. The students at Melinda Heights worked tirelessly making signs and posters to advertise their event. The kids set up several donation stations where students, staff and parents could drop off […]

From a Very Courageous Kid-Pinky Promise to Never Ever Give Up



Courageous fighter Ayden, or otherwise known as “Rockstar Ayden”, has been an inspiration to so many of us through his brave journey through childhood cancer treatments. Receiving one of Jessie’s JoyJars while in treatment, Ayden shares a little note with Jessie’s Daddy to express what a little encouragement did to help him to Never […]

Graduation Gift Ideas- JOYJARS!

Graduation Day is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a meaningful, inspirational gift for your grad?  JOYJARS are a great way to send your loved one a special, meaningful gift of encouragement–stuffed with JOY and sent with LOVE. During her 10-month fight with two inoperable brain tumors, 12-year old Jessie Rees founded JOYJARS as […]

JoyJars Arrive in Tijuana, Mexico!

60 children in treatment at the General Hospital of Tijuana received a special boost of JOY this week as Jessie’s JOYJARS arrived and were delivered to each of their rooms! The delivery of Jessie’s JOYJARS coincidentally arrived on a special day in Mexico –Children’s Day or El Día Del Niño–a day to recognize, cherish […]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Categories: General, Hospitals, JoyJars|Tags: , |Comments Off

Get Well Gift Ideas- JoyJars for Encouragement

Do you know someone who needs a special boost of joy, encouragement, love and support? JOYJARS are a great way to send your loved one or friend a special, meaningful gift of encouragement–stuffed with JOY and sent with LOVE. During her 10-month fight with two inoperable brain tumors, 12-year old Jessie Rees founded JOYJARS […]

Mother's Day Gift Ideas-Encouragement For Cancer Fighters

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Are you looking for a special, meaningful gift for your amazing mom? How about a Mother’s Day JOYJAR for her and the gift of JOY for a child fighting cancer!

When you join the Jessie Rees Foundation’s Joy Squad, you receive 6 colorful, themed JoyJars that can be filled with […]

10 Amazing Facts About Jessie's JoyJars

JoyJars® were created by Jessica Joy Rees during her courageous 10 month fight with two brain tumors. Jessie used her JoyJars® to spread hope, joy and love to children fighting life altering medical illnesses. Here are some amazing facts about Jessie’s JoyJars.

1- Did you know that Jessie Rees founded JoyJars only three weeks into […]

A Special Birthday Delivery For a Child Fighting Cancer- JoyJars!

For kids, a birthday is a celebration of accomplishments and growth and the anticipation for what’s the come with the new year. A birthday celebration for a child may be one of the highlights of his or her year. For kids fighting cancer, sometimes a birthday may be spent in doctors appointment or hospital […]

By |March 27th, 2013|Categories: General, JoyJars||Comments Off

Send a Message of Hope and Joy to Children With Cancer

It is estimated that over 46 children will be told they have cancer each day–that is equivalent to the size of almost two elementary school classrooms. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths for children.  An estimated 13,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. More than 50,000 children are currently fighting […]

By |March 26th, 2013|Categories: General, JoyJars|Tags: |Comments Off

Service Activities For Children- Collect Toys For a Joy Drive!

Service activities are a GREAT way to get your child involved in his or her community. Volunteering, fundraising, and service learning projects all help to teach responsibility, the benefits of sacrifice and the importance of giving–all while giving parents and kids a great opportunity to work together as a team on a goal. Kids […]

By |March 20th, 2013|Categories: General, JoyJars, Volunteers||Comments Off