Jar of Sunshine Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the common good and welfare of an entire community by supporting and creating programs that increase accessibility to equitable resources in:
We began our journey in 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio with a women's hygiene drive and have since expanded into year-round program offerings and projects. We service underserved communities and hope to bring equitable resources and life experiences to all. Our programs support the mental, social, and corporal functions essential to daily life. Because of this, anyone's advancement in these areas impacts the community as a whole. With our targets The Arts, Wellness, and Literacy we hope to enhance every community we are present in.
While Jar of Sunshine Inc. has a concentration on servicing underserved BIPOC women and children, we do not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity or religion.
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
The Future Looks Bright
Making Change Possible
At JOS we believe that literacy is one of the main pathways to discovering the world. With literacy you become more well-rounded as you are continually learning about things outside of yourself. A few of our literacy initiatives in literacy are publishing books, visiting local schools and museums and sharing storytime with the youth and donating hundreds of books to those who need them!
JOS views wellness as a holistic practice. Maintaining mental, emotional and physical wellness is proactively nurturing your mind, body and heart. Our wellness programming emphasizes wellness in underserved communities.Each year we do a toiletry drive to unhoused women in local communities. We also donate meals within these communities.
We love the Arts at JOS! We believe there are many benefits of the performing and fine arts and seek to promote programs that enhance those skills. A few of our Arts programs include private voice lessons, in-school master classes, College Convos: Careers in the Arts, and many more!
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: Thejarofsunshine@gmail.com