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 her own fight with cancer? JoyJars were a way for her to send a message of encouragement and love to the children at Children’s Hospital Orange County where she was also undergoing treatment.
2- When Jessie first started production of her JoyJars, she made them from 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!
4- Holiday and birthday JoyJars are included in the Year of JOY program for those extra special occasions?
5- To-date, more than 165,000 JoyJars have been delivered?!
6- Did you know that JoyJars are filled specific to a child’s gender and age?
7- Did you know that, to-date, over 165,000 kids fighting cancer have received one of Jessie’s JoyJars and message to NEGU, Never Ever Give Up?
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 our wonderful sponsors and supporters?
10- Did you know that you have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child fighting cancer by helping us send JoyJars? Learn how you can help at jessie.org!