We feel so fortunate to have been able to be back in person to see so many of our Joya friends after a long COVID absence! Our 41st Annual Spring Gala and Auction was an amazing display of hope, love and support for families of children with special needs.
Thanks to the kindness of many, we raised funds that will help Joya serve 300 children and families this year and grow our capacity for the future! Our preliminary results show that we grossed a record-breaking $436,795! That’s the most ever raised at the Gala.
The work we do at Joya Child & Family Development to ensure that every child realizes their immense potential and develops skills for lifelong success happens because of broad community support. Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who stepped up to help children and families thrive! The Joya team is here for every family in need, regardless of their ability to pay. We rely on philanthropy to keep our program affordable and accessible to families of all income levels.
Chellie Flanagan, mother of Joya kiddo, Vivian, said it best in her remarks at the Gala:
“Thank you for helping create community and supporting the people who do everything they can to make sure so many kids like Vivian are able to live to their fullest potential. Thank you for keeping families like ours in your hearts.”
If you missed the Gala, don’t worry! Joya has many fun ways throughout the year to support our mission. Check out our events page for upcoming opportunities.