We are thrilled to announce that JoyCatchers will once again in this our 17th year we once again be bringing the holiday experience into the lives of those less fortunate. Our goal is to give to 1,000 individuals our volunteer-decorated mini trees, or Individual Tree Decoration Kits for them to create their own tree. Last year we gave 810 but feel with the financial and volunteer help of caring individuals and companies, we can meet our goal, fulfill our requests and together bring joy to adults ‘one holiday tree at a time.”
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. So, in 2021, we gave a combination of decorated trees and individual tree kits.
Adhering to whatever Covid protocols there were at the time, we gathered in small groups in the backyard of one of our volunteers to assemble 577 Tree Kits. In addition, 232 adults received trees that were decorated at 4 Tree Trim activities including one at a day care center where seniors with Alzheimer’s decorated trees for themselves, a caregiver or family member. Trees were also decorated by 1 philanthropic organization, 1 nonprofit organization and at one of our annual JoyCatchers Tree Trims.
The total of 810 tree and kit recipients included adults with dementia, individuals in assisted living facilities, board and care homes, in a cancer support program, in hospice programs including one specifically for veterans, and at ten locations on the WLA Veterans Campus to individuals living in tents and tiny homes, 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.
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