Bringing Joy to Adults…One Holiday Tree at a Time
What we make with our hands, we give with our hearts
JoyCatchers was founded in 2006 with the mission of helping adults “catch joy.” Our signature activity is giving holiday trees each created by one individual, from one heart and pair of hands to another. Trees are decorated by groups, organizations and volunteers at holiday JoyCatchers Tree Trim activities. Unable to gather in groups to decorate trees due to Covid-19, our traditional Tree Trim events were cancelled for 2020. In their place, Individual Mini-Tree Decorating Kits were created and given to seniors and veterans to experience the joy of decorating their own personal tree, with many isolated or sheltering in place. We continue those traditions in 2021.
From 2006 through 2022, JoyCatchers donated close to 10,000 decorated mini artificial trees and individual tree decorating kits to seniors, veterans, people in hospice, the homeless, individuals struggling with illness and those living alone or in assisted living.
A JoyCatchers tree is much more than a tree. It is a means to “catch the joy” of the holiday season and share it with those who may be alone, lonely, or ill during a season when much of society is in an exuberant, celebratory mode.
CLICK HERE to watch the JoyCatchers video! The numbers and way of giving trees has changed since this video was recorded in 2014, but the mission and spirit of JoyCatchers remains the same.
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 to view our activities. Download the JoyCatchers brochure.
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JoyCatchers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Federal Taxpayer I.D. # 81-3170249