The theme for Women’s History Month is, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence,” which truly defines KidsTLC’s founders, JCYM Johnson County Young Matrons!
Rather than build a clubhouse to host luncheons and bridal showers, this incredible group of strong, caring women raised funds to fill an unmet need in our community. They heard and answered the desperate cry for temporary housing for neglected and abandoned children waiting to be placed in foster care. KidsTLC (known then as T.L.C.: Temporary Lodging for Children) received its 501c3 nonprofit designation on this day in 1971 and opened the doors of the first home in 1972.
While KidsTLC has grown significantly over the years and now focuses on mental/behavioral health, autism and family support services, we remain committed to fulfilling the mission of these visionary women by transforming lives in our community!
So, during Women’s History Month, on the anniversary of our nonprofit status, KidsTLC recognizes and thanks JCYM for their selfless care and endless support!
Johnson’s County Gazette
September 28, 2018 Issue, Volume XLII, No. 16
JCYM Holiday at the Bourgmont Winery
Johnson County Young Matrons (JCYM)’s fall fundraiser will be held at the beautiful Bourgmont Vineyard and Winery.
The boutique and home tour will be October 24 and 25. The winery is located at 20299 Quivira Road, Bucyrus, Kansas 66013.
The following professional designers will provide holiday décor and more:
Crowley Furniture will be providing custom ordered furniture for the hearth room.
Stick Sisters will decorate the sun room, adding a touch of whimsy.
KC Surroundings will decorate the living room and library in mixed metallic holiday décor.
Pottery Barn will do the dining room table and china cabinet.
William Sonoma will provide the table scape in the kitchen/hearth room.
Craig Sole will decorate the hearth room, banisters and large urns at the front entrance.
Pottery Barn will provide the master bedroom and master bath with new linens and bath products, and Pottery Barn Kids will do one bedroom with a child’s sleepover theme. Both bedrooms will be decorated for the holidays.
Dan Parker will decorate the lower level with holiday designs.
Prairie Brook Art Gallery will display art in the home.
Containers and More will equip the master closets and will feature a dress from the Gown Gallery. They will be doing the lower level table with gift wrap ideas, and will transform the lower level room off the main area into a craft room.
A food display will be set up by JCYM members, and this year’s cookbook, “Holidays at Bourgmont” will be available for sale.
The free, two day BOUTIQUE will feature 32 vendors with all of your favorite boutique items and homemade breads.
You are cordially invited to attend the JCYM fall event to enjoy viewing all the designed rooms in the home, to see foods from this year’s cookbook, and enjoy a short trip with friends or family. We hope to see you there!
JCYM was organized in 1961 with 51 charter members. Today, membership exceeds 200 members with more than 20,000 hours devoted annually to supporting our seven philanthropies.
Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc. retirement community.
Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation.
Growing Futures Early Education Center (Head Start of Shawnee Mission).
Johnson County Christmas Bureau.
Kids TLC, Inc.
Darol Rodrock Foundation (for children aging out of foster care).
JCYM is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Having an all volunteer club allows JCYM to donate 100% of the proceeds from its fund raising projects to its philanthropies. Currently, members support JCYM’s philanthropic organizations through financial donations, over 60 service projects annually, and educational scholarships. Since its founding, JCYM has given more than $3M in financial contributions and scholarships.
Johnson County Young Matrons is large enough to make an impact on the community and small enough to make lifelong friendships.
For more about JCYM and the upcoming event at Bourgmont Winery, go to the website at www.jcym.net.
Johnson’s County Gazette
August 10, 2018 Issue
From Dee Ann Attaway, JCYM Publicity Committee
Johnson County Young Matrons invites women in our community to go to its website at www.jcym.net, and watch the two minute video that walks you through its philanthropies. JCYM’s mission is to promote a positive future for members of our community through volunteerism, financial support and education. Working on behalf of its philanthropies, JCYM’s 250 members give 20,000 hours annually. JCYM has given more than $3,000,000 to organizations in our community since its begin- ning in 1961.
Coming up on September 12th is JCYM’s Informational Tea for women who may be interested in learning more about the organization and joining. In addition to the hours members donate to its philanthropies, there is a fun component which includes opportunities to make new friends and spend time in numerous social activities. For information about the Informational Tea, contact Membership Chair, Barb Cook at 913-908- 9993, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rodrock Foundation Announces Sponsorship by Johnson County Young Matrons
Posted in the April, 2018 Issue of the Rodrock Foundation Newsletter
Johnson County Young Matrons, JCYM, was organized in 1961 by fifty-one women. It is an all-volunteer women’s non-profit service organization dedicated to philanthropic and educational service to Johnson County. Over the years, JCYM has contributed over $3,000,000 from fundraising events to a wide variety of organizations and over 20,000 volunteer hours annually. What makes JCYM unique is that 100% of our fund-raising proceeds go to our philanthropies.
JCYM Gives Back to Community
Philanthropy has been the foundation of JCYM from the beginning. JCYM has offered support for numerous philanthropies, often creating programs to fill needs that are identified in the community. This was first illustrated when, in 1972, members voted to donate the money they had been saving for a clubhouse to meet an urgent need for emergency shelter for children. Members purchased a home, staffed it, and Temporary Lodging for Children, now Kids TLC was born.
A second example of recognition of a community need was the sponsorship and partnership in 2018 of the Rodrock Foundation, dedicated to children aging out of the Foster Care System, as JCYM’s newest philanthropy. JCYM members will volunteer for a variety of Rodrock Foundation projects such as the Christmas Holiday Party, monthly birthday parties, high school graduation celebrations, care packages for Foster Youth going to college and filling back packs for the beginning of school in the fall.
In addition to these projects, JCYM’s over 200 members provide support to six other philanthropies through financial donations, over 60 service projects annually and educational scholarships. Currently, JCYM focuses on the following organizations:
Kids TLC, Inc.
Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.
Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission
Growing Futures Early Education Center (formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission)
Johnson County Christmas Bureau
Darol Rodrock Foundation
Through these organizations JCYM provides support ranging from infants at Growing Futures to senior citizens at Evergreen Living Innovations.
POSTED BY SHAWNEE MISSION POST SPONSOR · MARCH 27, 2018 2:45 PM
Johnson County Young Matrons has a long history of supporting organizations in our community. Today the club’s focus is on seven of these, which provide its members numerous opportunities for service to them. Each is in keeping with the JCYM mission statement: To serve, support and promote philanthropies in our community.
Evergreen Community of Johnson County’s mission is to provide the best possible care to its senior population regardless of their resources. JCYM committee projects include weekly Bingo games, a spring bazaar, secret Santa collection, annual style show, and Bingo store collection. JCYM members bake cookies, make candy, and snack mix, and donate items for these events. JCYM has been serving Evergreen and its predecessors since 1962.
Growing Futures Early Education Center (formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission) became a JCYM philanthropy in 2001. Its mission is to nurture children and to strengthen families to enrich our community. There are numerous opportunities for JCYM members to interact with the children throughout the school year—Pumpkin Patch, Friendship Day, Dr. Seuss Day, a book fair and bilingual book collection. There are also collections of infant and toddler items, and healthy snacks.
Johnson County Christmas Bureau became a JCYM philanthropy in 1977. JCCB serves the needs of over 13,000 Johnson County residents by providing the annual Holiday Shop in December. JCYM members help with this event by donating and sorting items throughout the year and helping set up for the holiday shopping experience for low income families. JCYM members also staff the annual Holiday Shop.
KidsTLC grew from the realization in 1970 that an emergency shelter for children in our area was needed. The first home was opened in 1972 for young children birth to twelve years with JCYM funds. TLC’s mission is transforming the lives of children and families in our community. KidsTLC is currently one of Kansas City’s largest organizations providing children with a continuum of care. JCYM’s members support the work of the organization by hosting KidsTLC Nights, United for Kids Gala staffing, collections of arts and crafts supplies, and personal care items.
SAFEHOME became a JCYM philanthropy in 1989 and continues its mission to break the cycle of domestic violence for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling and prevention education in our community. JCYM projects include staffing SAFEHOME clothes closet, collecting underwear and swimsuits, Thanksgiving basket collection and sorting, and jewelry collection.
Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and operate the Shawnee Indian Mission as a state historic site and an educational facility. In 1986, the Shawnee Indian Mission Museum Kansas State Historical Site became a JCYM philanthropy. In 1996, JCYM became a lifetime member of the Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission. JCYM projects include the Fall Festival bake sale, Christmas decorating of the Mission, Christmas Open House, and Trails through the Mission when members dress in period costumes and demonstrate skills and activities of the 1860s to elementary school children.
JCYM is eager to welcome the Rodrock Foundation as its newest philanthropy in 2018. The foundation serves young people who are aging out of foster care and needing support as they enter adult life. Projects that JCYM will assist with include a Christmas Holiday Party for 240 foster youth and adults. An end of the year celebration to recognize those graduating and other end of the year student successes, monthly birthday parties, and backpacks and care packages for those foster students entering college in the fall will be some of JCYM’s projects to support the foundation’s goals.
POSTED BY SHAWNEE MISSION POST SPONSOR · FEBRUARY 27, 2018 11:06 AM
On June 22, 1961, Johnson County Young Matrons was organized with 51 charter members. The club’s purpose was established to be philanthropic, civic and social.
Johnson County Young Matrons is an all-volunteer women’s service organization. Philanthropy has been the hallmark of JCYM since the beginning. JCYM has offered support to numerous philanthropies, often creating programs to fill needs that are identified in the community.
This is best illustrated when, in 1972, members voted to donate the money they had been saving for a clubhouse to meet an urgent need for emergency shelter for children. JCYM members purchased and prepared the home, and Temporary Lodging for Children (now Kids TLC) was born. This emergency shelter provides help to young victims of abuse, neglect and family disruption. It continues to be supported by JCYM both financially and through volunteer efforts.
The first philanthropy which JCYM adopted on a continuing basis was the Crippled Children’s Nursery School. JCYM supported the American Cancer Society for over 35 years and has worked with the Johnson County Christmas Bureau for over 30 years. Over 100 organizations in the Kansas City metro area have been helped by JCYM since its founding.
Fundraising for JCYM has taken many forms over the years. From Round Robin Bridge Tournaments in the 1960’s to Las Vegas Parties in the 1970’s, to Serendipity Sales in the 1980’s and to the “Home for the Holidays” Tours and the Holiday Boutiques started in the 1990’s. JCYM members have creatively and enthusiastically raised funds to help others in the community.
The beautiful Bourgmont Vineyard and Winery will be the setting of this year’s fall fundraiser. The boutique and home tour will be October 24 and 25. The winery is located at 20299 Quivira Road, Bucyrus, Kansas 66013
JCYM is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization. There is no paid staff or office space which allows the club to donate 100% of the proceeds from its fund-raising projects to other organizations.
Currently over 200 members provide support to area philanthropic organizations through financial donations, over 60 service projects annually and educational scholarships. Each year the women seek fund-raising opportunities to continue to support 7 local philanthropies. Since its founding, JCYM has donated over $3,000,000 in financial contributions and scholarships.
Currently, the club focuses on the following organizations:
Kids TLC, Inc.
Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.
Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission,
Growing Futures Early Education Center (formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission),
Johnson County Christmas Bureau
Darol Rodrock Foundation (for children aging out of foster care)
Members are pleased that through these organizations we now provide support ranging from infants, in the Growing Futures program, to seniors, at Evergreen Living Innovations.
The club provides a wide variety of projects so that members can contribute their time in the way they prefer. It might be projects with the residents at Kids TLC, working shifts at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, reading to children at Growing Futures, sorting clothing for SAFEHOME residents, or playing bingo every week with residents of Evergreen Living Innovations nursing center.
Through these, and other hands-on activities, 20,000 service hours are provided annually.
Johnson County Young Matrons is large enough to make an impact on the community
but small enough to make lifelong friendships.