Volunteering is the heart of benefiting the surrounding community. Hand in hand, JINS strives to help local communities and give back (while also having fun doing it!). We not only want to help our customers see the world better, but also make the world a better place to see. Take a peek at our round-up of volunteer activities that Team JINS were a part of this past month of December.
SOHA Toy Drive — December 11
Warren (Santa Anita Store Manager) and Erik (Fashion Square Store Manager) helped out at a Toy Drive with the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association (SOHA) where they donated toys to families and kids in need. SOHA’s goal and dedication is protecting the quality of life in Sherman Oaks. In addition, SOHA is the largest Homeowners Association in Los Angeles (according to Larry Mantel, host for KPCC Radio). It has over 2,300 families that are part of the program.
Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena’s Volunteer Event — December 6 and 13
Warren and Hugo (Customer Specialist from Santa Anita Store) helped volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena. They tutored 3rd grade children and assisted with their math homework. The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena envisions a future where all high school students will be graduate-ready with the knowledge, skills, and values to succeed and give back in life. Their goal for every member who walks through their doors is for them to experience academic success, develop good character and citizenship, and practice healthy lifestyles.
Jumpstart and Youth Policy Institute’s Winter Literacy Play Date — December 13
Warren also volunteered with Jumpstart and the Youth Policy Institute to help read books and play Bingo games with participating children. Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to work with preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. These children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Just as much as Jumpstart helps the community with education, the Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods by ensuring communities have access to quality schools and wrap-around services.