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January 6, 2020
Mr. Jerry wears his orange hunting jacket like a badge of honor. And if you ask him about the walking stick that is nearly always in hand, you may just get the story of how he whittled it himself. He has always been full of life and love. Therefore, it came as a surprise when...
December 3, 2019
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. It was a busy weekend with a flurry of sales and shopping! We hope you’ve checked off a lot of loved ones on your list, and that you’ll consider checking off just one more thing today, December 3rd, in the spirit of generosity of the season: donating to...
Note: This letter was originally written and published in our newsletter on November 6th, 2019, before Tina began her two month medical leave to fight breast cancer. Our Campaign by the NumbersGoal: $559,000Amount Raised: $719,827in only 8 weeks with over 1,000 individual donors! Give Now You guys. We did it. You did it. Together, we...
October 15, 2019
BIG NEWS: We have received a $100,000 matching gift from a local (and incredible) donor!!!  This means that every gift that comes in between now and $100,000 has twice the impact. What?!?! We know. It’s a lot to take in.  We invite you to join us by creating a GroupRev fundraising page.  It’s easy and will let us...
Rupert joined Mary’s family by way of Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs. They have joined us for years at our annual community open house. This month we celebrate Mary, Rupert and everyone else who has been a part of highlighting...
We have now raised over $130,000! We are so, so grateful. Grateful for your donations, for your time and effort in spreading the word about this campaign, for your belief in us and that what we do matters. But our work isn’t done. We still have $429,000 to raise by November 1st to ensure that...
September 5, 2019
By Corrina Thompson, Community Relations Manager at Joy’s House This is part my story, and part Miss Liz’s story… Twenty years ago, my sister Tina started this magical not-for-profit – Joy’s House Adult Day Service – a place that offers a secure and engaging environment for adults that are not able to stay at home...
January 30, 2019
Over the past 20 years, we have cared for some of the spunkiest women and kindest men that we’ve had the pleasure to meet.  While we spent 40+ hours a week with these men and women, learning about the past that was forgotten due to Alzheimer’s or has become too weak due to Parkinson’s or...
Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in a series by Brent Cummins, Joy’s House Gala Committee member. Read below to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that takes place leading up to each year’s big event!  Have you ever been to a formal event and wonder how, just how did everything come together so...
In the midst of one of the most divisive political landscapes in America’s history, members of Congress, as well as President Donald Trump, have shown there is one thing we can all agree on–caregiving. It’s a topic that we all face or will face in one way or another in our lifetime, and with the...