Gift Of Joy

$1,855 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 32 months

Happy Elders with the Gift of Joy campaign will give a gift to EVERY person living at the Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center. 

The Gift of Joy campaign will spread joy to those people who live in assisted living facilities that are alone and struggling this holiday season. They need our love and joy. 

You can donate money today and we will purchase sweat pants, socks, t-shirts, blankets, talcum powder, small perfumes and cologne to donate. (a $ 10 donation will buy 1 sweatpant, 10 pairs of socks, or a warm blanket) These are personal items that they desperately needed. 

If your donation is of $100 or more, we will issue you a tax deductable receipt and we will include your name or company’s name on the donation letter.

With your help fundraising $3,000 in the next 5 days we can help 172 elderly have some happy feet, warm hearts and big smiles. :) 

Companies or Individuals can fund these specific items:

1.  $200 donation to purchase a sound system with wheels .   This is used every day at the residents' lounge for their recreation. 

2.  $500 donation to host an outing for 20 residents to attend dinner at a local restaurant. ($25 per resident includes meal and tip). Many residents do not have family members to take them outside of the facility and have not been to a restaurant in years. This outing would be a memorable and precious gift for 20 deserving residents. 

3.  $100 donation to purchase games, books and movies for resident's daily recreation.

We need your help! 

On December 15 we will host a holiday party for the residents at 2pm at the Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center were we will have all the gift items wrapped beautifully, we will bring snacks, music, holiday cards, and people to visit, sing, dance and be with them so that they will not only get a donation but will receive all of our LOVE this Holiday.

Joy is found in the small moments and smallest gifts. We get even more joy when we gift to others-that's what we want to do with GIFTS OF JOY!! 

We would love for you to join our joy spreading movement!
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Here's a letter from the Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center and it's residents that I would like to share with you.

My dear Desi and the whole family of Happy Elders,

As I said over the phone, we got the sound system and love it. Maintenance is labeling it and they will give it back to us. Next time Happy Elders visit our residents we will be equipped with professional sound! And all thanks to you all.

One of the resident who doesn’t leave the room much, told me that she loves her pink blanket and she uses it every day. Other residents commented on the sweat pants saying that they are very comfortable and warm.

Again and again, thank you. You did it! You and the whole team of Happy Elders brought so much light and joy to our residents during their Holiday celebration that they still talk about it. The cake was delicious and they savored it along with the pastelitos and all the treats. The flowers adorned our facility –our residents’ home- for more than two weeks! All our residents are wearing their pants, socks and blankets. THANK YOU!

The dance and fun was phenomenal. I bow to you all.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Marlene Arzola
Recreation Therapist Supervisor
Recreation Department

Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center
2500 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142
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WE DID IT! Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals in our communities, in 2016 Happy Elders raised $1,855 and brought joy to the hearts of 173 isolated residents who live at the Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center. All 173 residents received a wrapped gift this year in addition to donations and items needed for the center.

All the profits of the Gift of Joy campaign were used to purchase:
143 pairs of socks
97 blankets
75 unisex sweatpants
50 DVDs for entertainment
1 speaker system & microphone

Our volunteers visited and performed for them throughout the year and during this Holiday season we joined forces with the facility to provide a Holiday Party were refreshments, music, performances, dancing and gifts were abundant.

We were also blessed with donations from companies and individuals whom made our holiday party magical. We specially thank Nino's Flowers for the beautiful flower arrangements, Vicky's Bakery and Normita for donating over 600 delicious food items, and world-renown dancer Yody Iznagad with Habana Style Dance Company, and Anamaria Zambrano for her mesmerizing Bollywood performances

Thanks to You we continue our mission of providing our elderly with care, love and a sense of belonging . Your donation made their year, and although you may never see their smiles and tears of joy and gratitude, please know that You made a profound difference in their lives this year.

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Wow! What an incredible 5 days we've had! In only 5 days we have raised over half of our goal. In a short time, and only thanks to the generosity and support of many people we can make a difference. YOU make it possible and We thank you! Today we can go and start purchasing gifts for these beautiful people. Thank you and let's keep it up!
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Only 24 left to the deadline! Every little bit counts and I know with your help we can reach our goal.

Every $ will be used tomorrow to buy essential clothing for our elderly. Thank you for your generosity!!!
sweaters, socks and pants for our elderly
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$1,855 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 32 months
Created December 8, 2016
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Anamaria Zambrano
32 months ago

These seniors really tunneled their way into my heart, thank you for the opportunity to dance for them!

Rita Hurtado
32 months ago
James 25 Bell
32 months ago

I know its not much but I hope it helps. Merry Christmas!

michael periu
32 months ago
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