For a few years now Frank and I have thought about starting a non-profit. I can easily say that when I first started writing about Jameson and sharing our story neither of us had any idea the number of people that we’d reach.
These past six months have propelled us to take a leap with Jameson’s Journey. When I sit and think about it, I honestly have to say that everything that has occurred since Jameson’s birth has led to this. Our followers outpouring of love and support from all around the world when Jameson’s photo was turned into a meme cemented the decision to give back.
The timing feels right, and since we’ve moved forward with our plans everything seems to be falling into place with ease, which just reaffirms we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing.
We have met amazing people and connected with many incredible families, and my heart is overflowing. We’ve also settled on the fact that San Antonio is where we are laying down roots for our family. (I think this means we’re declaring ourselves Texans. 😉 )
So, this is our official announcement, we’ve filled out all the forms, crossed all our t’s and dotted all our i’s. We have since received our determination letter from the IRS –
Jameson’s Journey is a 501 (3)(c) non-profit charitable organization!!!
We are so excited and have been working hard at putting all of this together. Right now the Board of Directors consists of myself, Frank, and my mom. We will always be interested in finding other people and organizations that would like to help, partner, and support us in any way. We strongly feel that it takes a village, and if we want to see changes in the way the world treats one another we need every last person on board with our message of kindness.
The goal of Jameson’s Journey is to spread awareness, education and support regarding craniofacial differences. Aligning to our mission we are operating with the underlying message of kindness – kindness not only to children with craniofacial differences, but kindness to everyone we encounter.
Choosing to be kind to one another CAN make a difference, and each one of us has the power to make that difference. The power that lies within sharing acts of kindness is that you not only make another person feel good, but you make yourself feel good.
You get a win – win with Jameson’s Journey!
We are show-casing to the world what resilient, strong warriors cranio kids are, all while giving back to the community with acts of kindness.
Life with Jameson has been an adventure; and from the families with cranio and Pfeiffer syndrome we have met, we learned that our kids have resounding similarities – they are tough as nails, filled with spunk and BIG personalities. So, it is only fitting that we operate in that same spirit!
We are currently setting up events and donation drives here in San Antonio. We’ll keep you posted on dates/times/locations. I am constantly updating the website so check back from time to time, but I will be sure to push out new notifications.
We have some developing partnerships that we’ll be launching in August, so this is all very exciting for us right now!
Even if you don’t live in San Antonio you may participate online so follow us and subscribe to Jameson’s Journey – we will always, always, always take your moral support – it’s what helped get us here in the first place 😉
We look forward to building a stronger community and brighter future for our kids with you!! 🙂
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“Shall we make a new rule of life … always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?’ ”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder