We continue to fulfil our mission to Bring Joy to Adults One Holiday Tree at a Time and in 2023, our 19th year, JoyCatchers gave 800 decorated trees and individual tree decorating kits to seniors and veterans for them to experience the joy of the holidays.
The Individual JoyCatchers Mini-Tree Decorating Kits we introduced in 2020 during the pandemic were a huge hit and have now become part of our annual offerings to organizations.
Our goal is to give between 800 and 900 trees and kits again this year. Recipients include:
- adults with dementia
- individuals in assisted living facilities and board and care homes
- a cancer support program
- hospice programs including one specifically for veterans and at ten locations on the WLA Veterans Campus to individuals living in tents and tiny homes
- individuals in transitional and permanent housing and in rehab and therapy programs.
In addition, tree kits were given to 12 veterans permanent supportive housing locations with some of the recipients just moving in to their new home.
Although we are headquartered in West LA, the trees were given to people not only in WLA but also the South Bay, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, Ventura, and Palmdale.
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JoyCatchers tradition of giving decorated
holiday trees continues!
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Give the Gift of Joy – Year Round
In order to make maximum use of donations received and take advantage of sales, we purchase decorations every month of the year. Contributions are welcome year-round, either one time, or recurring monthly payments.
We invite you to DONATE now using the gold PayPal button below. Thank you.
Please visit our Giving page anytime during the year to find out ways to help us bring trees to more people. For more details on all JoyCatchers’ activities visit our Activities page. Learn more about our Founder, Charla King, some of our recipients 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