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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Joy in the Cause is a non-profit 501c3 charity whose mission is to provide care, compassion, and joy one personal act of kindness at a time, helping those with life altering illness and special needs.

Results: 30,000 care packages have been given out in the last 3 years. Thousands of volunteer hours spent on visits, helping with care package assembly, work on each JITC project, events, and creating hand made outfits that go on each special stuffed Mavis Pearl dog and hand made blessing quilts. The stuffed Mavis dog is the calling card of Joy In The Cause.

Target demographics: people with life-altering illnesses, end of life stage, and persons in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 5,000 individuals and families

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma

Programs: home, hospital, nursing home, and hospice visits, care packages, gift cards and money cards, utility payments, even visits from our therapy dog Mavis Pearl! Purpose Project: Support for Senior Heroes. Joy To The Rescue Project Kids in Crisis: Equipping first responders with backpacks of comfort and hope that are delivered to children in crisis. Hope Visits: Home, Hospital, Hospice visits and adoptions. Care package deliveries made weekly. Military Project: Bringing support to our veterans and service men and women

Community Stories

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is a light that shines in the dark places. I've seen so many lives changed, both those hurting or sick, and people volunteering (looking for a purpose). Joy in the Cause provides hope and healing to so many. They bring communities together for a unified purpose to help those who are hurting. Lisa Bain and the volunteers in this organization have servants hearts and they are ready and willing to help whenever needed. If you are looking for a place where you can help others and, in return, receive overflowing joy, this is the organization to join!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organizaton does everything with a spirit of excellence and the founders are very touchable. They are awesome stewards of what the good Lord God has blessed them with. It's an honor and privilege to be a part of such a reputable organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

There truly can be Joy even in our darkest times, and this organization helps make that happen in so many ways!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During the time I was looking for an organization to volunteer for my husband met Lisa Bain and came home and told me all about this organization called Joy In The Cause, I have been so blessed being a volunteer for the last 14 mos. My husband is a medical pilot, he has amazing stories of the comfort these dogs give to the children during horrific pain they're enduring. Since I have been a volunteer, I'm amazed of how many people I have spoke with, including my neighbor that have been touched by these magnificent dogs that have helped them in the most devastating times in their lives. I have never met a more loving and giving group of people that have nothing but love and joy in their hearts to help so many people in need during a rough time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lisa has a heart of gold and is by far the most giving person I have ever come across. Her "JOY" is contagious. It makes me strive to be a better person and to bring "JOY" to everyone I meet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about Joy in the cause when my office became a sponsor. In no time several of us wanted to get more involved and become volunteers so we have. We love Joy in the cause and everything they do. We try to participate in all we can because we always leave feeling blessed or just had a great time with some new made friends. JITC is the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is such a wonderful positive organization! I love everything they do. They are helping so many people & organizations! They are so organized and ready to help anyone! They helped me by coming to see me in the hospital after my breast cancer surgery! Loved all the sweet gifts from my sweet Mavis dog, bracelets & quilt! Lisa and her sweet Joy in the Cause volunteers mean the world to me and so many others! Love Joy in the Cause!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a volunteer for JITC around two years ago, I did this to honor my friend who was involved with this organization. She passed away with ovarian cancer after a long battle, this organization brought her more Joy during this time. JITC has done more for me than I have for them, best bunch of caring volunteers and leaders I have ever met. I am so blessed to be a small part and watching the love and prayers and help pouring out to people in need. Everyone needs JOY in their life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for Joy in the Cause. This organization is amazing. I love helping and Lisa is wonderful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best charity ever. My husband was diagnosed w Chronic Myeloid leukemia almost 6 yrs ago. Lisa and Mavis came to do a home visit and brought a care package w a boy Mavis dog and littke girl one for me. Mavis played w our 2 dogs and she Lisa had just lost her own mother a few weeks before visiting us. Instead of staying at home she was out giving love and spreading Joy to us in a very hard time for us. It truly was like medicine, like a shot in the arm of encouragement for us. This is the most heartfelt loving charity ever :) the gift cards too were such a blessing as we hadn't been out much to eat. And we were so grateful we decided for me to want to volunteer even though I had my own health challenges at times. Lisa and Skipper are some of the finest people we know. Truly filled with great heart, love and integrity ever.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The company I work for was looking for an organisation to sponsor and give donations to help support them. Lisa Bain and others with Joy In The Cause came and talked to our staff. I was so touched and impressed hearing about all the many ways they help people in our community. I decided to become a volunteer and in the 2 years I have been volunteering, I have been so blessed and my life changed so much it is amazing! My husband and daughter also volunteer for Joy In The Cause with me so even my family has been blessed. Who knew so much could come from a simple office meeting. I love this organization and everything they stand for and do for others.

Donor

Rating: 5

Joy In The Cause is a wonderful charity with a healing message of joy for those it serves. I know when I donate to JITC the money is going to help those in need. Whether it's a grandma receiving chemo, child with a brain tumor, family who has lost a baby Lisa and her team are always ready to help in any way they can with a servants heart. I recommend this charity highly!
Dr. Whitney Cline

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy in the cause brought my family a care package when our daughters were attacked by a dog, and we were in the hospital several weeks. They gave us a reprieve for a few hours from being sick.
Since we have all become volunteers and Joy in the Cause has connected us with purpose in helping others. Lisa and the Joy community are amazing people and Im glad we get to do life with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is not only awesome to their volunteers but they are the best thing that is around in OKLAHOMA. They always make sure you see and know where your donations go. They have help many of my friends and family and I volunteer for them to give back. They have been there when you need them most !

Client Served

Rating: 5

They help so many people who need someone to talk to. They visit people who are in the hospital and just need someone to visit with. The Mavis dogs are a special treat my daughter loved it when they took one to her in the hospital.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the wonderful opportunity to bless others through Joy In The Cause! Claremore Rainbow has been working with Joy In The Cause since the very beginning. While I was president of Claremore Rainbow I picked to work with Joy In The Cause and raise money! We've raised over $3000 and have been able to see where our money went! Lisa is a major blessing. I'm forever thankful for the love and support Lisa and Skipper show. They appreciate every little thing done for Joy In The Cause and never fail to make everyone feel special and important!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause does so much to help those in need in our community. The Mavis Pearl dogs bring so many smiles to all ages of people- kids in crisis, residents of nursing homes, patients in chemotherapy, and children dealing with difficult circumstances. The backpacks given to local law enforcement and first responders help children so much during a rough time! Joy in the Cause helps so many people! I am proud to volunteer with such giving and devoted people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With this organization, the saying of "I found my life, when I layed it down" rings so true for me. Incredible organization that helps so many in need and truly gives them some joy back in hopeless situations.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joy In The Cause helps people from all walks of life... all ages with various life altering needs. JITC also supports other local nonprofit organizations and community partners. This includes children in crisis, sec trafficking victims and our aging population. You know where your money goes and can see it in action through all of the fabulous voluteers right I front of you on social media.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Joy in the Cause since it's original inception, I can attest that the organization is an amazing non-profit who directly impacts those facing life altering situations. I have witnessed many situations where children, individuals and families have received assistance in many forms, including personal visits, groceries, gifts cards, toys and Mavis stuffed dogs. The staff, board and numerous volunteers spend countless hours customizing how they can help groups or individuals.

Review from Guidestar