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What’s in Your Closet?

August 13, 2015

Taking a deeper look into the lives of our JACC families, we have a new appreciation of how a child’s illness really can take over. For many of our families, their day to day routine was just like everyone else’s. Routines of work, paying bills, keeping the fridge filled with groceries, appointments, lessons, etc.  Until…

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Altruism Alive and Well

July 7, 2015

Face it. We live in an era of bigger, better, and more. When’s the last time you noted true sacrifice? Altruism? Fortunately, in our world of charities, we have the opportunity to see unusual acts of kindness and generosity. Case in point. Every year our charity hosts an auction & dinner event. Think:  Nice venue.…

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‘CAR!’ and other Signs of Spring

March 17, 2015

Forget the Vernal Equinox – you know it’s spring when:   snow slowly recedes from the deck and you’re ready to dig the patio furniture out of storage, neighbours that you haven’t seen for months come out of ‘hibernation’, and a few brave robins make an appearance.  But there’s another, very Canadian sign of season’s change…

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Affirmation in an Avon Jar

January 14, 2015

We all need a hero or two.  Not just someone to admire from afar.  But someone that has looked us in the eye and made us feel special.  Favoured.  Chosen.  Amazingly, we have the power to instill the sense of worth in someone else.  And it can come in small, seemingly insignificant ways.  But the…

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Three Gift Christmas

November 27, 2014

The Season of Giving.  Great tradition isn’t it?  We love finding perfect gifts for family and friends, anticipating their smiles of gratitude!  But we are also barraged with ads calling out to us with the hype of great sales, huge discounts, and special markdowns.  Black Friday.  Cyber Monday.  Boxing Day.  I even saw an ad…

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Help One, Not Everyone

October 27, 2014

The phrase caught my attention…’Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone’. The phrase was the basis for an amazing and inspiring story.  A story that had a HUGE impact on at least one pizza guy.  But in this world of too many needs, not enough time, and not quite enough resources,…

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On Being Thankful…

October 8, 2014

I love Canada Post! Every day, here at Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity, I listen for the mail delivery guy. The cards, notes, and photographs from JACC families that he delivers, remind us of why we are here. As we go about the daily business of operating the charity, it’s easy to feel distant from families…

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Mobile Giving

August 13, 2014

In June 2014, our country was shaken to the core with the random and rampant shootings of RCMP officers in Moncton, NB. Working with their community and reaching out to Canadians across the country, the Rotary Club of Moncton raised $92,000 via a mobile donation campaign to support the families of the RCMP officers who…

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Siblings of a Special Needs Child

July 22, 2014

You may have noticed that we always refer to our Jennifer Ashleigh applicants as our JACC families and that’s because we are here for more than just the seriously ill child. We are here for more than the therapies and medical bills. We are here for the family as a unit and offer support for…

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