Jamie’s Kids is a non-profit corporation that was formed in 2013 to honor the memory of our friend, Jamie Jacoby.
Jamie taught kindergarten and second grade at Valley Grove Elementary School. She served on the boards of Child Development Centers and Oil Region Ballet. She was truly a great teacher who cared for the children in her classroom and in her community. Jamie passed away from cancer in July 2013.
Our mission is to provide assistance to benefit children referred by educators and community organizations as having an identified need.
Jamie’s Kids gives aid to children identified by educators as having a need, regardless of size. Referrals are received throughout the school year and include requests for school supplies, shoes and clothing, activity fees and trips, as well as many other types of assistance. We have a special referral form for Christmas, and each child receives “a want, a need, a wear and a read”. We couldn’t do it without the help of the countless number of volunteers who help us make our Christmas referrals extra special for the kids. We also pay for area second graders to attend Oil Region Ballet’s annual ballet production.
Each school year, Jamie’s Kids provides aid to hundreds of children.
Our organization benefits children in Venango County school districts, including Cranberry, Franklin, Oil City, Valley Grove, Titusville and Allegheny Clarion School District. We plan to include pre-school age children in the future.
Our funds come from donations and fundraisers.
The amount of requests for assistance that we receive grows each year. We rely entirely on donations and proceeds from our fundraisers. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation or supporting Jamie’s Kids in other ways!
Board of Directors
Valley Grove Kindergarten Teacher
Oil City Middle School 5th Grade Teacher
Valley Grove 1st Grade Teacher
Franklin 1st Grade Teacher
Venango County Outreach
Cranberry High School Math Teacher
Community Resource Coordinator, Titusville School District
Family Service & Children’s Aid Society
Marketing Coordinator at Child Development Centers, Inc.