Joy Makers

Are you looking for a specific way to make an impact? Are you seeking opportunities to truly bring joy to a child or family in San Diego?

Current joy-making opportunities below…and check back often for new ones!

Backpacks for Life

Be a part of a child’s transition back into the community! Our “Backpacks” are unique to each child stepping down from residential care and are filled with items that have played a significant part in their healing and overall journey. You can give the next child his/her very own!
(Backpacks for Life are approximately $100 in value.)

Foster Child Welcome Basket

Children and teens placed in our specialized foster care homes have frequently had multiple placements. They often do not have many personal belongings with them.  By matching you to a specific child moving into a new foster home, we will recommend a few things that will show a foster child even more care and support during this transition.
(Welcome Baskets are approximately $100 in value.)

Dinner for Parent Support Group Meeting

greayforgroupOur “Safe and Sound” 6-week series support group helps parents raising a child who has experienced separation from their birth parent or trauma before age 3. The support group works with adoptive, foster, and biological caregivers, many who are low-income and overcoming multiple challenges within their home.

This weeknight opportunity from 6-8pm allows you to not only provide a dinner for the support group (meal for 12-15) but also a chance to provide crafts and activities for the children while their parents are a part of this important meeting time together.

Host a Family Day Luncheon

greayforgroupFamily Day provides an opportunity for children and teens in our residential treatment program to spend quality time with their families. Held on our main campus in Kearny Mesa, Family Day Luncheons are held on the last Sunday of each month from 12-1pm.

You can be a part of this special occasion by bringing a catered lunch to serve to our children and their families. The group is typically 50 people and opportunities for 2016 are open!

Ready to spread the JOY?
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