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. Kids TLC's mission is to transform the lives of children in our community. Kids TLC 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 Kids TLC Nights, United for Kids Gala staffing, collections or art and craft supplies and personal care items.
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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 hosting onsite weekly Bingo games, a spring bazaar, "Secret Santa" collection, an annual style show, and donating items to be given away to Bingo winners. JCYM members bake cookies, candy,make snack mix, and donate them for these events as well. JCYM has been serving Evergreen and its predessors 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 schooll year -- "Pumpkin Patch" at Halloween, Friendship Day, Dr. Seuss Day, a book fair, and a bilingual book collection. There are also collections of infant and toddler items and health snacks.
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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 event that benefits low income families. JCYM members also staff the annual event.
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Safehome, Inc., 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 eduction in our community. JCYM projects include maintaining the store room, "Cooking for the Chef", and a Thanksgiving food collection.
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The Friends of the Shawnee Indian Mission seeks 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 and Kansas State Historical Site became a JCYM philanthropy. Also in 1986, JCYM became a lifetime member of the Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission. JCYM projects include baking and staffing goods for the annual Fall Festival Bake Sale, decorating the Mission for the holidays, staffing a holiday open house, and staffing the annual Trails through the Mission event when members dress in period costumes and demonstrate frontier skills and activities of the 1860s to multiple elementary school children.
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JCYM SCHOLARSHIP FUND
"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." -- Marian Eddleman Wright.
The JCYM Scholarship Program, initiated in 2005, has awarded more than 100 scholarships and grants. From the beginning the fund has been a professionally managed fund. The annual awarding of scholarships and grants is overseen by a special club committee. Club members volunteer to serve as mentors for scholarship recipients, if needed, providing support as the students work toward their goals.
JCYM Scholarships may be applied for by staff, clients, and associates of a JCYM-supported philanthropy. The scholarships may be used for the pursuit of a college degree including tuition, fees and books, for career or technical training or certification, or specific training that enables an individual to further their career goals. Applications are provided to interested individuals by the philanthropy with which they are associated.
JCYM Staff Development Grants are awarded to staff members of JCYM-supported philanthropies or to the philanthropy. These grants are provided to assist employees in expanding their expertise and skills related to their position. Examples of how JCYM Grants have been used include payment of enrollment fees for a conference or seminar, purchasing materials for staff development activities, and payment of a speaker’s fee.
Growth of the JCYM Scholarship Fund is supported by bequests and memorials as well as gifts recognizing special occasions. Donations are tax-deductible and are promptly acknowledged. Those being honored or families of those being memorialized are informed of the caring being expressed for them.
For more information about the JCYM Scholarship Program, please contact us via this website. You may use the “Donate Now!” button below to make your donation online!
JCYM CHARITABLE GIFT FUND
Mission Statement: "The JCYM Charitable Gift Fund is established to provide a perpetual source of funds to the philanthropies of Johnson County Young Matrons. Specific agencies are designated annually as JCYM philanthropies and may change over time to meet the evolving social service needs of the community."
The JCYM Charitable Gift Fund is a professionally-managed fund which is allocated among stocks, bonds and cash reserves for conservative growth. A special Club committee oversees the Fund and recommends to our membership any disbursements to our philanthropies. JCYM's vision for the Fund is to increase its principal amount to a level that substantially supports our philanthropies.
The JCYM Charitable Gift Fund welcomes bequests and memorials as well as gifts in recognition of special occasions. Donations will allow JCYM to impact and influence our community in future years.