2017 Local Community Involvement
JAAC continues to partner with LA Family Housing. This organization connects participants with housing placement combined with supportive services to help thousands of people transition out of homelessness and retrain long-term housing stability. At the Annual JAAC Banquet in November 2018, members and supporters of JAAC donated toiletries, gift cards, clothing and toys which were later presented during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. In May 2017, members of the Executive board hosted a birthday party at the Cesar Chavez home, recognizing the children who celebrated their birthdays that month. They provided gifts, food and party favors for 30 participants including children and their parents. JAAC continues to donate funds toward the purchasing of furniture and mattresses for needy families at the LA Family Housing.
Ontario Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner
Since 2015, members of JAAC have been volunteering at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Ontario Salvation Army. Members assist with food preparation and serving thanksgiving meals to hundreds of families who visit the location to receive a hot meal and enjoy the program that is planned for them.
Inland Empire United Way School Make-Over
In November 2017 JAAC partnered with Inland Empire United Way in their effort at improving the lives and future of children and families in need by volunteering hours to our local community. On October 7, 2017 JAAC volunteered with others to beautify and revitalize Del Norte Elementary School in Ontario.
Feed LA County Veteran’s Day Feed 5,000 Vets
On Veterans Day, November 10, 2017 members of JAAC in partnership with Feed LA County volunteered to help feed 5,000 vets at the Center of Hope, JAC Inc., located at 55 E. Villa St. at N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Members prepared, cooked and assembled meals for homeless veterans and the needy in the community.