Our Vision / Our History

Our Vision

Share in the JOY, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization headquartered in the State of Nevada, dedicated to collaborating with both independent entities and fellow nonprofits to achieve its mission.

Our organization endeavors to make a sustainable and positive impact on the community through a variety of ways. These include organizing events that promote volunteerism and extending support to individuals and groups identified by Share in the JOY, Inc. as having significant needs, while prioritizing their emotional and mental well-being.

Our dedication to philanthropy encompasses a diverse array of initiatives, including:

  • Coordinating and hosting a variety of events throughout the year.
  • Providing essential resources, such as training, materials, sustenance, and financial assistance, to fortify our targeted areas of focus.
  • Mobilizing volunteers to actively engage in events, campaigns, and promotional endeavors, both independently and in collaboration with other esteemed nonprofit entities.
  • Prioritizing the mental and emotional well-being of recipients throughout our charitable endeavors.
  • Developing innovative programs and initiatives aimed at fostering positive community outcomes.

Moreover, we forge strategic partnerships with fellow nonprofit organizations to synergize our efforts and maximize our collective impact.

 

Share in the JOY, Inc. concentrates its efforts on four key areas of need:

  1. Children in Foster Care: Through thoughtfully organized events emphasizing sibling reunification and positive experiences, we aim to alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with foster placement for children.

  2. Victims of Domestic Violence: By partnering with local charities and orchestrating events that foster a sense of security, we strive to aid families in their healing process and provide them with the necessary resources and support to rebuild their lives.

  3. Homeless and Shelter-Challenged Families and Individuals: Our initiatives encompass food, clothing, and essentials drives, as well as distribution events, designed to empower caring volunteers to make a tangible difference in the lives of our homeless population and those facing housing instability.

  4. Animals in Shelters: Through educational campaigns and adoption events in collaboration with local shelters, we seek to raise awareness and reduce the number of animals in shelters, thereby enhancing their quality of life and fostering enriching environments for both pets and their adoptive families.

Our History

We are often asked how we became involved in these areas which we refer to as the pillars of our organization.

Our journey began with a heartfelt commitment to aiding the homeless and children in foster care. However, our founder’s vision evolved when a friend shared her tragic experience of losing her mom to domestic violence. He realized that victims of violence often face homelessness as they escape dangerous situations, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs. Moreover, children from such environments frequently end up in foster care. This insight prompted us to broaden our mission to include victims of violence.

Our founder, also a devoted parent, wanted to set an example for his children, instilling in them the importance of helping others and making a positive impact in the community. When he shared his nonprofit idea with his children, they asked a simple question:

“But what about the animals?”

In response, he explained that Share in the JOY was primarily focused on helping people, such as children in foster care, victims of violence, and families without a place to call home. However, his children emphasized that animals, too, can be homeless, subject to mistreatment, and in need of foster families or adoption.

As a result, Share in the JOY expanded its mission to include support for Animals in Shelters.

Our multifaceted approach reflects our commitment to creating a better world for everyone, regardless of their circumstances.