WE NEGU DO YOU?
I will be the first to admit there are many many many organizations that try to bring smiles to the faces of children who are seriously ill. One of my personal favorites is the Jessie Joy Rees Foundation – NEGU. (all photos and videos in today’s blog are from the Jessie Rees Foundation)
WE NEGU DO YOU?
NEGU means NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
JOY JARS were started by a young lady named Jessie Joy Rees. Jessie had D.I.P.G. (if you click HERE you can read my post in may about D.I.P.G.)
While she was undergoing radiation treatment, she asked her parents a question that changed the world. She changed the world for children facing cancer before passing away on January 5, 2012 at the age of 12.
Jessie began making JOY JARS. Jessie personally made and sent over 3,000 JOY JARS. Jessie wanted to make sure every child was told to NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
Her family has continued her wish. Since March of 2011, Jeesie’s foundation has reached over 80,000 children in all 50 States and an additional 30 countries.
Some of the things The Jessie Joy Rees Foundation provide to children who are facing cancer and their families include:
- YEAR OF JOY
- JOY JARS
- NEGU POWER PACKS
- FAMILY POWER PACKS
- NEGU SHIRTS for the whole family
- BLESSINGS BOXES for siblings
- NEGU ACTIVITY BOOKS
- SUPPORT NETWORK
- MEMORY CANVAS
- SKETCH DRAWING
- NEGU KID OF THE WEEK
- COUNSELING and GRIEF CARE
$20.00 pays for 1 Joy Jar
COURAGEOUS CUPCAKE STANDS are bake sales to raise funds for Joy Jars
JOY DRIVES are toy drives to get new items to stuff into Joy Jars
COMPASSION FOR CHANGE involves filling water bottles with dimes to raise money for Joy Jars.
If you want to help bring joy to a child fighting cancer, you can contact them at:
Jessie Rees Foundation
PO Box 80667
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA , 92688 USA