JoyCatchers was created in 2006 by Charla King to honor her mother who shared her joy of creativity and holidays. From a simple idea – to volunteer and give trees to people in need of cheering up during the holiday season – a group of friends got together to decorate 35 trees for a convalescent hospital in Santa Monica, California. “Let’s do it again,” they said and so the JoyCatchers Tree Trim grew into an annual tradition of bringing joy to adults…one holiday tree at a time.
Recipients loved the trees. Now, more than 800 trees are given annually, either decorated, in Tree Kits, or taken as a Tree Trim activity to seniors, veterans, homeless and adults in hospice.
CLICK HERE to watch the JoyCatchers video! The numbers and ways of giving trees have changed since this video was recorded in 2014, but the mission and spirit of JoyCatchers remain the same.
JoyCatchers remains today as an all-volunteer group, incorporated in 2016 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by caring individuals. Company sponsorships are available.
Learn more about our Founder, Charla King and what makes our JoyCatchers trees unique. Read testimonials from our recipients and volunteers. Visit our Photo Gallery. Download the JoyCatchers brochure.
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JoyCatchers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Federal Taxpayer I.D. # 81-3170249