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The Jar of Sunshine Inc.

The Jar of Sunshine Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to women and children! 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.

This organization promotes the common good and welfare of an entire community by supporting and creating programs that increase  accessibility to equitable resources in literacy, wellness and the arts. These three targets are inherently necessary as skill to live in society. They support 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.  We welcome and encourage all women to join the #SunshineMovement , order products and to support our many communities by joining JOS programming.

We believe in safe homes for our family, radical self - love and acceptance. 

Hashtag #SunshineMovement on your social media and show us how you've spread a little Sunshine today!

Though The Jar of Sunshine Inc. has a concentration on servicing underserved Black women and children, we do not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity or religion.

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Literacy, Wellness & The Arts 

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! 

High school visits

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. 

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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!

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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

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Walmart Grant

The Jar of Sunshine Inc. Awarded
Walmart Community Grant 

We are so thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Community Grant from Walmart. In their awarding letter, Walmart states, "By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate.  In fact, Mrs. Helen Walton used to say "It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived."

Thank you to everyone who supports our mission!
Because of you, this is possible. 

Click the video to learn about our arts initiative.

The Jar of Sunshine Inc. visits Queen I Am in Garfield Hts., Ohio
Sharing how the performing arts are an outlet for limit-less self expression. 

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Jar of Sunshine Inc. visits QueenIAm
JOS visits Queen I Am
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Winter

Women's Hygiene Drive

Nursing Home Holiday Music Visits

Highschool College Convos Visits!

Spring

Breast Cancer Survivor Gift Packages

Clothing Drive  

Highschool College Convos Visits!

Summer

Community Literacy Engagement

Fall

Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser 

In Person Book Readings & Author Visits

Highschool College Convos Visits!

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Let's Collaborate

Have a project in mind that fits our vision? Let's collaborate!

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