JJK Passion for Giving

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JJKF Volunteerism

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Philanthropy and volunteerism is about developing catalysts for community change by sharing one’s time, talents, and treasures for the betterment of others… thereby, creating a transformative experience for the giver as well as, those to whom the benevolence is directed. –Coale Rayne, Understanding the Nature of Philanthropy

    Mission-Driven Volunteers. Like our founder, the roots of philanthropy and volunteerism run deep in the veins of the Jackie Joyner- Kersee Foundation. In reflection of our mission, we understand the role that committed volunteers must play in providing youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life and to enhance communities worldwide, with special attention to East St. Louis, Illinois.


    Driven by Jackie’s mission, volunteers have been catalysts for positive youth development in the areas of arts, athletics and academics by providing invaluable hours of service to address the many needs of members of the Center and youth in our community.  Volunteers of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation understand that their philanthropy ensures that every youth has access to the following:

    • A Safe Haven

    • A Healthy Beginning

    • Education, Arts & Marketability

    • Adult Assistance on Behalf of Youth

    • Philanthropy, Volunteerism & Community Service

    • Character Building

    • Life-Long Physical Fitness


Our Mission:

”To provide youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life and to enhance communities worldwide, with special attention directed to East St. Louis, Illinois.”

JJKF encourages you to reach out for kids & contribute to a great cause

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Why support JJKF? Because we care for kids.

Donations to JJKF help provide care to Many Kids who need strong family values and educational structure in there lives.  JJKF and its member organizations offer education and hands-on services that can improve quality of life for kids in need and their families. Your support is critical to make a difference in a child's life at our center.

Thank you for caring.

JJKF is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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