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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 love to know that they can make a difference in their community, especially when given ownership over their own projects and ideas.

Host a fundraiser for kids with cancer

The Jessie Rees Foundation offers a great way for kids to get involved, create, manage and host their own service projects, all while supporting an amazing cause–kids fighting cancer.

Joy Drives offer kids the opportunity to do a simple service activity while adding their own personal touch to their individual project. When a child, club, or group hosts a Joy Drive, they simply collect hospital approved toys to be used in JoyJars which are sent to children all over the world fighting cancer. Here are some tips on how to start your own Joy Drive to support kids with cancer.

Joy Drives are great opportunities for clubs, community teams, churches and corporations to collect toys for Joy Jars®. By following these seven steps you can have a Joy Drive of your own.



Purpose What is the goal for your JoyDrive? Is your goal to collect toys, money or both?
Plan Set a date, time and location for your JoyDrive
People Arrange your own JoySquad (volunteers) to help you promote and execute your JoyDrive
Promote Advertise your JoyDrive… Facebook, email, bulletins and announcements.
Pack Send toys/money to:
Jessie Rees Foundation: 22521 Avenida Empresa, Suite 112 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Donations can be made to the Jessie Rees Foundation.
Please include contact information for a donation receipt.

Post Share your pictures, stories and successes on Jessie’s Facebook page at
Pass Tell 10 other friends about the simple 7 steps to a successful JoyDrive

That’s it!!!

Please deliver all toys to:

Jessie Rees Foundation
22521 Avenida Empresa, Suite 112
Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688