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 Courageous Kids fighting cancer. Here are some amazing facts about Jessie’s JoyJars…
1- Jessie Rees founded JoyJars only three weeks into her own fight with cancer. JoyJars were a way for her to send a message of encouragement, NEGU and love to the children at Children’s Hospital Orange County where she was also undergoing treatment.
2- When Jessie first started making her JoyJars, she used brown paper bags which were hand written and designed with special, colorful messages of encouragement? Soon after, formal plastic JoyJars were created and designed to be stuffed with LOTS of JOY!
3- Jessie personally stuffed and sent over 3,000 JoyJars
4- Holiday and birthday JoyJars are included in the Year of JOY program for those extra special occasions!
5- To-date, more than 200,000 JoyJars have been delivered
6- JoyJars are filled to the brim with toys specific to a child’s gender and age
7- The Jessie Rees Foundation sends boosts of JOY all year round to Courageous Kids and their Families. The first boost they receive is one of Jessie’s JoyJars!
8- Did you know that NEGU AllStars deliver JoyJars to children in hospitals?
9- All of the fun toys and activities used to fill Jessie’s JoyJars are donated by wonderful sponsors and supporters
10- You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child fighting cancer by helping us fill and send JoyJars. Learn how you can help at jessie.org/get-involved!