2016 – Another Year of Joy
We are delighted to share with you the wonderful news that in 2016, we gave away 900 decorated JoyCatchers Holiday Trees through the combined help of donors and trimmers.
Some nonprofits asked us to bring the JoyCatchers Tree Trim Activity to them for their program participants to have the joy of making a tree for themselves or someone else. Other trees were decorated by organizations and groups of friends throughout the year and by JoyCatchers volunteers with the trees hand delivered in December to seniors, veterans, homeless, and people in hospice and assisted living.
What Our Recipients are Saying
“I didn’t know it could be so easy to give to someone else,” said one young man who decorated a tree for a veteran and then went on to decorate two more.
Cancer patients decorating trees when asked if they learned any special ways to help in their fight for recovery and responded
“Yes…healing laughter and new relationships;”
“The feeling of peace decorating a tree gave me;”
“Decorating and being able to donate the tree to someone else.”
And this…”It was fun to feel joyful.”
Many recipients of the trees tell us they keep their tree up year-round to remind them that someone cares about them.
Give the Gift of Joy – Year Round
We are already scouting out trees and decorations for this year’s Tree Trim Activities and as soon as what we find goes on sale, we buy them to make the best use of money donated to us. You can help us in our efforts. Contributions are welcome year-round, either one time, or recurring monthly payments. Go to our Giving page anytime during the year.
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