KYJO Angel Tree Gift Drive
We are gearing up for our annual KYJO Angel Tree Gift Drive. Our KYJO Angel Tree Program fulfills Christmas gift wishes for the all children associated with our agency who are in the Child Welfare system. This year the gift drive will run from November 16th through December 18th. Several locations throughout Fresno/Clovis will be hosting KYJO Angel Trees adorned with homemade ornaments and child wish tags. This year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we are including the option of purchasing gifts through Amazon. Each child’s wish list will be accessible via the KYJO website. In the coming weeks, look out for a list of Angel Tree locations. As well as information on how to purchase a gift via Amazon.
Employee Spotlight – Staff Anniversaries
This month, we want to acknowledge a major milestone for a handful of KYJO staff. These special ladies have managed to accomplish something that has never been done in the history of KYJO! They have reached their 6th anniversary milestones as KYJO employees! Thank you all for your dedication to KYJO over the years. Throughout the good and bad times we have created life lessons that have fostered growth, memories and new friendships. Extract the lessons from past experiences to continue promoting your growth for the years to come. Ensuring the greatest success possible for those that we serve and yourselves. It’s time to reflect on the last 6 years of accomplishments and be proud of your efforts! We appreciate and thank you all for joining us on this journey. The best is yet to come!
Foster Family Agency
As the experience of distance learning continues in households everywhere, we would like to highlight one of our amazing foster homes and the innovative effort they have put forward to help acclimate the children in the home to distance learning. The home of Ronald Caldwell and Shatara Cole have designed individual learning centers to help their children engage in their virtual learning sessions. Kudos to the Caldwell family!
Hello KYJO Community,
As we approach the holiday season I am thankful for the collaborative efforts of all of our staff and community partners that help execute all of exciting plans we have in the works. Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal. Collaboration is similar to cooperation. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a group. Teams that work collaboratively often access greater resources, recognition, and rewards when facing competition for finite resources.
With the many mandated changes converting to a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) and dealing with higher levels of behaviors day in and day out; to the Foster Family Agency receiving their Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) certification; to gathering all required documents for multiple audits; to preparation for a virtual Angel Tree drive… None of this would be possible without us, collaboratively, working as a team!
COLLABORATION is key to our future success!
Our doors are always open to donations for our Residential Group Homes and foster youth. We are in need of:
- Athletic shoes, hiking boots and river sandals (variety of men’s and women’s sizes)
- New pillowcases and bath towels
- New or gently-used sweatpants
- Paper products (toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels)
- Kitchen supplies (aluminum foil, zip lock bags in sandwich and one-gallon size)
- Cleaning supplies (no-ammonia all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap)
- New, unopened packages of athletic socks – crew or low cut – and boys’ and girls’ underwear
- Personal hygiene items for boys and girls (deodorant, hair supplies, bar soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes, body lotion, etc.)
- Gift cards to grocery and retail stores (Target, Wal-Mart,), restaurants/coffee shops
- Movie, bowling, skiing or swimming passes or tickets to sporting events, concerts or plays
- Arts and crafts items (yarn, beads, art paint, construction paper, poster board)
- Board games, puzzles and playing cards
KYJO Enterprises, Inc. is now a featured organization of the Amazon Smile Foundation. Amazon Smile is a charitable extension of Amazon that allows consumers to donate a portion of their purchases to the organization of their choice. Most products that are featured on Amazon are eligible for Amazon Smile with 0.05% of profits being donated. Please visit https://smile.amazon.com to learn more about the program and to sign up to have your Amazon purchases benefit KYJO.