Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

30 Ways to Make a Difference

A summary of JMG's efforts to make an impact on the community in light of celebrating its 30th anniversary.
by

Chris Nicholson

on 18 July 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of 30 Ways to Make a Difference

30 Ways to Make a Difference
JMG
July 11, 2013
Almost Home Kids
Almost Home Kids' mission is to provide transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families and respite care.


JMG provided landscaping clean-up on the grounds of Almost Home Kids.
Backyard Landscaping
July 18, 2013
People's Resource Center
Food Pantry Distribution
Since 1975, People's Resource Center (PRC) has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County.

JMG assisted PRC by distributing food at their food pantry, donating computer monitors and donating toys for their holiday toy drive.
August 6, 2013
Communities That Care
Back to School Program
Communities that Care distributes school supplies for the upcoming school year to underprivileged children.
Since 2003, the program has donated over 8,000 gifts and backpacks.


JMG bought backpacks and provided school supplies for one boy and one girl, each grade 4-6.
August 7, 2013
The Catholic Charities
Back-to-School Fair
Catholic Charities' mission is to provide compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.

JMG assisted with their Back to School event by helping distribute school supplies to families in need.
August 29, 2013
DuPage Children's Museum
DuPage Children’s Museum’s mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through self-directed, open-ended experiences; integration of the arts, science and math; the child-adult learning partnership.

JMG painted a birthday party room at the DuPage Children's Museum.
September 3, 2013
Almost Home Kids
Yonhee and Kevin Resident Visit
Almost Home Kids' mission is to provide transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families and respite care.


Yonhee and her son Kevin volunteered their time to visit the residents at the Naperville facility and provide some musical entertainment.
Party Room Painting
September 7, 2013
Chicago Gateway Green
Green Tie Ball
Chicago Gateway Green leads efforts to cleanup and beautify the city of Chicago.
Launched the Expressway Partnership Program in 1999, which transforms expressway roadsides into sustainable landscapes


JMG volunteers signed in guests to Chicago Gateway Green's Green Tie Ball, it's signature fund raising event.
September 11, 2013
West Suburban Humane Society
Barkapalooza Prep
The West Suburban Humane Society is a volunteer based, animal welfare organization that offers animal care and adoption services.

JMG employees assembled dog and cat masks for an upcoming Barkapalooza event.
JMG employees shared their love and attention by playing fetch with dogs.
September 28, 2013
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Run & Walk Chicago
AIDS Foundation of Chicago coordinates prevention, care and advocacy projects to assist communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Raises awareness and spearheads policy initiatives.


JMG assisted the Foundation in handing out race day t-shirts and food/water.
Through the Run & Walk, over $475,000 was raised to support future Foundation endeavors.
October 24, 2013
People's Resource Center
Food Pantry Distribution
Since 1975, People's Resource Center (PRC) has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County.

JMG assisted PRC by distributing food at their food pantry, donating computer monitors and donating toys for their holiday toy drive.
October 25, 2013
Almost Home Kids
Gala Table Sponsorship
Almost Home Kids' mission is to provide transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families and respite care.


JMG purchased a table at a gala for the direct benefit of Almost Home Kids.
October 26, 2013
Chicago Public Library
Financial Planning Days
Chicago Financial Planning Day is an event at which the general public can obtain no-strings-attached financial advice from financial advisors.
Participants attend workshops on specific topics and can sit with a CFP® professional or FPA member for individualized financial advice.


Chris Nicholson served as a volunteer advisor, sitting with several individuals to offer free financial counseling.
October 6, 2013
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Walk to Cure Diabetes

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.

JMG employees directed traffic and handed out water at the JDRF Walk.
February 12, 2014
Lurie Children's Hospital
"Handful of Love" Valentine's Cards
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.


JMG employees sent virtual Valentine’s to patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital through their “Handful of Love” Valentine program.
February 15, 2014
Habitat for Humanity
Prairie Green Veterans Build
The Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build helps veterans and their families find affordable housing options.


JMG volunteers spent a Saturday laying a base of primer in nearly every room of the house, preparing it for painting.
June 26, 2014
Almost Home Kids
Summer Soiree
Almost Home Kids' mission is to provide transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families and respite care.


JMG employees enjoyed an evening on the lakefront with music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and raising awareness for Almost Home Kids in Chicago. All proceeds benefited Almost Home Kids Chicago.
May 30, 2014
Almost Home Kids
Golf Marathon
Almost Home Kids' mission is to provide transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families and respite care.

Joe Menconi and Jason O'Hallen participated in the Almost Home Kids Golf Marathon by playing 100 holes of golf. Through their participation they raised funds in excess of $3,000.
December 16, 2013
Advocate Hospice Care
Holiday Cookie Giveaway
Advocate Home Health and Hospice seeks to provide patients and their families with exceptional end-of-life medical care.


JMG employees provided homemade cookies to share with Hospice patients and their families during the holiday season.
October 15, 2013
Naperville Park District
Garden Plot Cleaning
The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that enhance the quality of life for the community, including benefits such as community health, environmental education, social connections, and personal growth.


JMG employees gathered produce left over from the gardening season for pick-up by a local food pantry.

December 16, 2013
Almost Home Kids
Holiday Cookie Auction
Almost Home Kids' mission is to provide transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families and respite care.


JMG hosted a cookie auction with all proceeds supporting Almost Home Kids.
June 27-28, 2013
adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue
Garage Sale
adoptaBull's goal is to reinvent English Bulldog Rescue in their service area and provide the best outcomes and experiences for the bulldogs in their care, for their adoptive homes and for their volunteers.


JMG employees donated gently used items to be sold at the adoptaBull garage sale, with all proceeds benefiting the adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue.
May 31, 2014
Adult Down Syndrome Center
Fitness, Fun for Everyone 5K/3K
The mission of the Adult Down Syndrome Center is enhancing the well-being of adolescents, 12 and older, and adults with Down Syndrome using a team approach to provide comprehensive, holistic, community-based health care services.


JMG employees and family members participated in the 2nd annual 5K Run/3K Walk to benefit the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Lutheran General Hospital.
December 10, 2013
People's Resource Center
Share the Spirit Toy Drive
Since 1975, People's Resource Center (PRC) has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County.

JMG assisted PRC by distributing food at their food pantry, donating computer monitors and donating toys for their holiday toy drive.
November 18, 2013
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Food Drive
Coordinates efforts to combat hunger using a network of 650 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
In 2013, the Depository distributed 66 million pounds of food.


JMG made a food donation in partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago through its downtown office.
February 9, 2014
American Lung Association
Fight for Air Climb
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.


JMG employees and family members participated in the Fight for the Climb event that took place at the Oakbrook Terrace Tower, climbing 31 flights of stairs. All donations made to this team were given to the American Lung Association.
December 23, 2013
People's Resource Center
Computer Monitor Donation
Since 1975, People's Resource Center (PRC) has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County.

JMG assisted PRC by distributing food at their food pantry, donating computer monitors and donating toys for their holiday toy drive.
December 18, 2013
Family Giving Tree
Toy Drive
Family Giving Tree delivers holiday gifts to disadvantaged children.
In 2013, Family Giving Tree was able to fulfill the wishes of 68,400 children.


JMG employees donated toys on the wish lists of over 20 children.
November 18, 2013
The Salvation Army
Clothing Drive
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to meet human needs without discrimination.


JMG hosted a clothes drive in the office for employees to bring in their gently used items for donation to the Salvation Army.
November 7, 2013
DuPage Senior Citizens Council
Chore Day
The DuPage Senior Citizens Council is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization, devoted to enriching senior life. Since 1975, the council has been providing a variety of programs and services to help seniors live safely in their homes and provide them the opportunity to maintain their well-being.


JMG volunteers raked and cleaned-up both the front and back yard of a senior citizen's home during the fall season.
November 28, 2013
Meals on Wheels Association of America
Thanksgiving Greeting Cards
The Meals on Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization that looks to improve the health and quality of life for senior citizens.


JMG purchased Thanksgiving Day cards to be sent to clients and business partners. 20% of the cards proceeds benefited the Meals on Wheels Association.
The JMG Get Fit For Lake Geneva Challenge
April 28-July 16, 2014
Full transcript