Our residents and the community members we help are always in need of baby supplies and other items. A list of current needs and a general donation form are here.
Host a Fundraiser
Support from our community makes a huge difference in our ability to help kids. You can be a part of the effort by involving your friends, church community, or clubs. These grass roots efforts help us with funds and supplies, as well as creating ambassadors: people who know who we are, what we do, and tell others.
Bring together any group of people you know cares about kids for lunch, morning coffee, or an activity. Ask them to bring things we always need, like diapers, hygiene products, warm socks, or gift cards, and make donations. We would be happy to come talk about our programs to your group, if possible.
You can start a fundraiser in Facebook. Create a post telling your friends about Grandma’s House, and why you support us. Choose the “Support Nonprofit” option and search for J Bar J Youth Services, because all J Bar J programs operate under the same 501(c)3. Tag us (@), so we know about the fundraiser.
If you shop on Amazon, use Amazon Smile and they will donate .5% of all your purchases. Because we are only allowed one account per 501(c)3, we are under J Bar J Youth Services. Choose us at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0677650
Another way to help us is interacting with us through social media. Because Facebook assumes people would rather not see business page posts in their feeds, they will only show them sparsely. First to people who have interacted with the page recently, then if they interact with the post, Facebook will show it to another handful. Instagram doesn’t differentiate between people and businesses, but they also use logarithms to decide who wants to see posts based on interactions. Any time you interact with us on social media, it helps us get the word out. And each action carries a different weight. Things that require more effort matter more: commenting is viewed as more relevant than liking. Besides, we love hearing from our community of people who care about kids.