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About Us

Welcome to Jar of Sunshine Inc., a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the common good and well-being of entire communities. Our mission centers on creating and supporting programs that promote accessibility to equitable resources in the realms of

  • literacy

  • wellness, and

  • the arts.

Since our inception in 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio, with a women's hygiene drive, we have expanded our efforts to provide year-round program offerings and projects. Our focus remains on serving underserved communities, striving to bring equitable resources and enriching life experiences to all individuals within them.

At Jar of Sunshine Inc., we believe in the holistic development of individuals, recognizing that mental, social, and physical well-being are essential to daily life. By concentrating on literacy, wellness, and the arts, we aim to enhance the fabric of every community we engage with.

While our organization places a special emphasis on serving underserved BIPOC women and children, we are committed to inclusivity and do not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, or religion. Join us in our journey to uplift and empower communities through accessible resources and meaningful programs.

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Our Roots

Not a corporation ... a community

  • “No one wants to be put under any circumstances to beg for support, but sometimes life is not easy, and things may happen in unexpected ways. Through generosity, we create a deeper sense of community with each other. The Jar of Sunshine focuses on building equity and resources and engages in programs for women and children. I hope to see our books, care packages and events continue to spread light to the neediest and enlighten our souls in the process.” Alycia R. Barney, Secretary

  • “The Jar of Sunshine is in the business of making the world a better place. It is truly a labor of love with outcomes that make every effort worth it. Our program initiatives are growing and we are proud to do the work that we do for the communities we serve.” - Sheri Coleman, Treasurer

S.U.P.R.E.M.E. Foundation Mother - Daughter Debutante Tea


The Future Looks Bright

Theatre Through Storytelling with Chantrell Lewis - Santa Ana Unified School District


Making Change Possible

High school visits


Building Self-Confidence

At JOS, we firmly believe that literacy is one of the primary gateways to exploring the world. Through literacy, individuals become more well-rounded, constantly expanding their knowledge beyond personal boundaries. Some of our key literacy initiatives include publishing books, engaging with local schools and museums, hosting storytime sessions with youth, and donating hundreds of books to those in need!

At JOS, we consider wellness to be a holistic endeavor. We believe in nurturing mental, emotional, and physical well-being as integral parts of a healthy lifestyle. Our wellness programming prioritizes the needs of underserved communities, aiming to promote comprehensive wellness for all. Each year, we organize a toiletry drive to support unhoused women in local communities, alongside meal donations to address food insecurity within these same areas.

At JOS, our passion for the arts knows no bounds! We deeply value the benefits of both performing and fine arts, and we are dedicated to fostering programs that cultivate and enhance these skills. Our diverse array of arts programs includes offerings such as private voice lessons, after school programming,  in-school master classes, College Convos: Careers in the Arts, and many more exciting opportunities!

Afterschool Programming


One donation can make a world of difference. Support us in supporting our community.

Donations are tax - deductible, email us for more information and additional ways to support:



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