J Blog

Give The Gift Of A Warm Meal and Double Your Impact

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Posted by: Kari Stein, Meals on Wheels Program Coordinator

Giving TuesdayA warm meal. A friendly smile. A helping hand. This is how our Meals On Wheels program makes a difference every day for the seniors that live in our neighborhood...550 seniors to be exact!

Our Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff ensure these seniors have food on their table, a friend to say hello to and peace of mind. 

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Category: Giving

There’s No Place Like the J: The Children’s Scholarship Ball Celebrates 30 Years

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Posted by: Michelle Frankfort, Children's Scholarship Ball Coordinator

For the 30th year through its Annual Children’s Scholarship Ball, the J is ensuring all children in Houston can learn and grow from our array of enriching classes, camps, and early childhood programs.

The Scholarship Ball benefits the Irvin Kaplan Children’s Scholarship Fund, and will be held this year on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The black tie gala will include a seated dinner, dancing, live music, and a silent auction, all to help support families in the community who may not have the means to fully afford programming for their children at the J. Since the ball’s inception, over 9,000 children’s lives have been brightened by the more than $12.5 million raised.

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Triple Your Impact—Is Your Company on the List?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Posted by: Mari Taksa, Corporate & Foundation Relationships Manager

J CampsMany of Houston’s largest employers will generously match employees’ charitable donations, sometimes even doubling them. The matching gift process is quick and easy, and the impact that a matching gift has on the J is significant. When you give $180 to the J, your gift becomes $360. Together, you and your company have done an incredible mitzvah (good deed) for the children, families and seniors that the J serves.

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Category: Giving