Jarrett’s Joy Cart began its charitable mission 15 years ago when Jarrett Mynear, a young cancer patient with big dreams and an even bigger heart, started to distribute toys to other critically ill kids in the hospital.
Though Jarrett did not survive, his charity lives on, bringing comfort to tens of thousands of critically ill children across Kentucky.
Every Tuesday, volunteers go room-to-room at Kentucky Children’s Hospital to let a child pick a toy from Jarrett’s Joy Cart.
Toys are gathered either by fundraising or by donations from children who choose to give-up their own Christmas or birthday gifts.
“The Sky is the Limit” event will feature cocktails, food, games and dancing to celebrate Jarrett’s Joy Cart.
Live and silent auctions will take place to benefit the charity and to expand its outreach.
Info: Jennifer Mynear, (859) 338-2618, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.thejoycart.com.