At life’s most difficult moments, a little comfort goes a long way.
Giving = Joy
Joy = Hope
Hope = Healing
Joy in the Cause is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving those facing a life-altering event or crisis, one package of care at a time. Since 2016, Joy in the Cause has distributed close to 50,000 backpacks and care packages to children and adults in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Partnering with first responders, community volunteers, foster care agencies, domestic violence shelters, and health care facilities, Joy in the Cause is creating comfort in times of crisis. And this comfort goes a long way.
Comfort in Times of Crisis
Imagine being a child in a crisis, separated from all you know, with nothing familiar to bring comfort. Children impacted by trauma can experience life-long mental and physical health problems. Today, we know that the impacts of trauma and adverse childhood experiences can be lessened when children receive trauma-responsive care at the time of the crisis. Care can come in unexpected ways. A sign that they matter and a connection can make a difference in a child’s life.
This is where Joy in the Cause comes in. In 2021, Joy in the Cause distributed 8,129 backpacks to children through the Joy to the Rescue Program working with first responders and social service agencies. Another 1,656 Care Packages were sent to adults experiencing life-altering illnesses.
Because traumatic moments stick with a person throughout their life, providing emotional anchors at difficult times can change the relationship a child has to a trauma. Joy in the Cause helps children form a lasting memory in their darkest moments. The experience of compassion and empathy can form a lasting connection that matters.
Your gift will impact a life!