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Spreading JOY at Lassiter High School

By Natalie Sorrells / May 16, 2023 /

When a friend’s dad suddenly passed away in a car accident, Julia Randall wanted to show up and support her. At the time, she remembered feeling unsure of how to help and what to say to her grieving friend. It was this sentiment that inspired the high school junior to start The Joy Mission Club…

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Christmas Joy 2022: Calling All Gift Givers this Holiday Season

By Natalie Sorrells / November 17, 2022 /

We need your help sending JOY from Massachusetts to Georgia, and back again!  We have four special families with a total of 15 children to deliver JOY to this Holiday season.  It will be nothing short of a Christmas miracle to fulfill these lists, but we know we can do it with your help! Co-founder…

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Christmas JOY is back!

By Natalie Sorrells / October 27, 2022 /

It’s that time of year again!!! Last year we fulfilled Christmas lists for 7 kids! We bought balance beams, computer desks and chairs, champion wrestling belts, soccer jerseys, game consoles, Barbie HotWheels and endless art supplies! We showed up together as over fifty Santa Claus’ to help deliver JOY on Christmas morning and we want…

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Save the Date Nov 18th: Wear Blue on Children’s Grief Awareness Day!

By Natalie Sorrells / September 2, 2021 /

Thanksgiving week is more than just another time to celebrate what are grateful for; it’s also a time to remember that children’s grief is real — and while they are incredibly resilient, is not something they can simply “get over.” Children’s Grief Awareness Day (Nov. 18, one week before U.S. Thanksgiving) is held each year in honor…

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Find JOY, Share JOY, and Spread JOY this Christmas

By Natalie Sorrells / September 2, 2021 /

Think about your favorite present a parent gave you during the Christmas season as a child. Was it a new bike? Maybe a Teddy Ruxpin doll or the Barbie Dreamhouse. Perhaps it was a pogo stick or something else that pops into your mind. No matter what it is, we all have memories closely tied…

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Follow the Rainbow 2021

By Natalie Sorrells / March 30, 2021 /

In April we are running our first social media contest: Follow the Rainbow!  Rainbows are important to TJM because they follow the storm.  Just like J O Y can follow the darkest of days. We want you to be on the look out for RAINBOWS everywhere and if you see one, share it!  Here is How…

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