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Joy in the Cause

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Services, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Joy in the Cause is a non-profit 501c3 charity serving those facing a life altering or crisis situation one package of care at a time.

Results: Over 40,000 care packages have been given out in the last 5 years. Each tailored to fit the need of the recipient. It may be payment of a bill, gas card, money card, grocery card. We try to meet the need of the entire family. When one family member faces illness, the entire family is affected. Thousands of volunteer hours are 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 or facing trauma and children in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 10,000 with backpacks and 18,000 with care packages

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma

Programs: Hope Visits: 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.

Community Stories

81 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Carrie Wallace L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about Joy in the Cause. They have helped my family and I during the floods, but I also volunteer for this organization.
What Lisa and her mom started has turned into a organization that makes me so proud to help with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization truly does life changing work. They have pure hearts of gold. So thankful for the impact they have on every community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity has been life changing for me and so many others. Every life JITC touches, it changes. Recipients of JITC become volunteers, volunteers spread joy to the next people in need, and then those people become volunteers. It's a beautiful cycle of love, giving, & joy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is a life changing organization. I have seen it first hand. I was introduced to JITC years ago when my place of employment chose JITC as one of the charities they would be donating. It didn't take long before I was an official volunteer. It is said every day at JITC that Giving = Joy, Joy = Hope and Hope = Healing. How true it is! Giving though Joy in the Cause has been what keeps me going every day. It is a blessing to the receiver but to the giver as well. I work closely with senior heroes who are in nursing facilities. Many of these seniors never receive visits, and it is a joy to bring smiles to their lives. deliver care packages and fun activities, and witness what that joy does on a weekly basis. I am also involved in Joy to the Rescue Project Kids in Crisis and have seen thousands of backpacks delivered, helping these children who are facing some of the most heartbreaking situations. Joy in the Cause is the real deal. A place for giving, a place for receiving, a place where JOY lives and lives are changed.

Sherline T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love Joy in the Cause. They have been awesome with my daughter Margaret. She was paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator from a car accident in 2009. We have spent many days in the hospital. She was a spunky, amazing daughter and brought smiles to everyone who met her. Sadly we lost her in May 2019 unexpectedly. She loved her Mavis dogs. Her oldest sister and her had fun with arguing over how to say the name. Erin now has one of Margaret’s Mavis dogs to comfort her while dealing with the loss of her sister. Thank you for all you do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Last year I got to see what Joy in the Cause was doing by attending a business luncheon. It was so powerful to listen to first responders talk about how Joy in the Cause helps make normally stressful and difficult situations a little bit easier.

Fast forward a few months and we actually had a booth for our non-profit near them during the fair. I got to meet Lisa and Skipper and learn more about what Joy in the Cause is doing for our community.

I even got to see first hand when one of my co-worker's families was in a car wreck and he told me all about how their backpacks helped brought his girl's comfort, in normally a time of stress and fear.

Fast forward a little bit more and I was able to go to their first Tuesday of the month and volunteer. Let me tell you it was so incredible to see over 150 people come up after work on a Tuesday night to volunteer their time. It was so touching to see first hand how much work and joy that goes into making each bag, blanket, Mavis, etc. Watching how it brought families and friends together as everyone did a different task, getting to see all the children get excited as they dress up different Mavis Pearls.

Joy in the Cause has also been extremely helpful to the Tulsa Police Department Foundation and just donated 100 Mavis Bulldogs for our Random Acts of Kindness coming up next week. They also do so much for our Fire Department and Police Department.

I work for a different non-profit that helps bridge the gap between our community and law-enforcement and Joy in the Cause continues to go above and beyond for our organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became familiar with Joy In The Cause at an event they provided backpacks for in August, 2018. I learned of their love and care for seniors as my Mother was terminally ill with several illnesses and asked if they would send her a care package. The package was beautiful and you could feel the love that was put into the care package she received. After personally meeting Lisa and becoming more familiar with their outreach and love for the community, I found myself in awe of their commitment to helping people feel good in all kinds of situations and decided to become a volunteer for their organization. I cannot praise Lisa, Skipper, and the entire organization for their loving and ongoing touch in our community. I am so incredibly grateful to have become close with them and look forward to my ongoing future with this amazing and outstanding organization. ❤❤

Donor

Rating: 5

Puopolo's Creamery is so happy to have partnered with Joy in the Cause. We love the work they are doing, helping others through tough times In their lives. I am a Breast Cancer survivor myself, and I recieved a care package and it was so comforting to know that someone cared and was praying for me while I was in the FIGHT OF MY LIFE!
Lisa is a amazing and wonderful leader she seems to bless all those around her, I have been certainly blessed by her in the short time I have known her. My prayers are with you and all the lives you touch! May the Lord richly bless you in all you take on this year.
Love, Kris Eddy - Puopolo's Creamery

1 Tamara A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is an amazing organization. They help so many people, in so many ways. The lives they touch are forever affected by the LOVE, PRAYERS, and GIIFTS of JOY , they receive from JITC . I was told one day by a teenager, that she still has the Mavis Pearl dog she received when lost as a 5 years old child. And how that dog gave her such comfort. On a personal level JITC has help one of my own family members who has battled Cancer 3 times. The care package she received meant the world to her. It gave her Joy and the push she needed to keep fighting the fight. I am happy to say she is Cancer free once again. I began volunteering for JITC this past year. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing, that I can give my time to such an amazing cause.

2 Stacie Perry G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization so much!!! I’ve witnessed cancer patients receive hope and volunteers find their purpose. One unexpected blessing was watching my son share joy with special needs children. He was volunteering to bring hope to other kids and when we finished serving, all he could talk about was how much he loved it. He was given an opportunity to serve others and himself found the true meaning of JOY!

Mary P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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I’m a volunteer for Joy in the Cause and it amazes me how much they do for people in crisis. Lisa Bain has devoted her life in the cause to bring hope, compassion, and love to people. Thousands of care packages and backpacks go out every year, plus visits to the elderly and sick. The backpacks are given to children in crisis. So many times this is all they have that’s theirs. When they leave their home they leave everything behind. It’s so sad and these backpacks bring them comfort. They are filled with games, coloring books, socks, T-shirt's, lovey blankets and a Mavis Pearl stuffed doggie. Joy In The Cause is an awesome non profit organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lisa and the many volunteers with Joy in the Cause are truly some of the most giving and selfless people I know. This organization encourages every volunteer to identify what their passion is for giving back and then utilizing that passion in a way that will bring them joy and happiness.

Joy in the Cause has developed into a non-profit that provides moments of hope and happiness for a child being removed from a dangerous or scary situation to an elderly person who is struggling with loneliness and loss to a cancer patient who is scared and exhausted from the fight.

By utilizing her personal story and her bulldog, Mavis Pearl, Lisa is a shining light of what can happen when you take your hardest moments, trust in God, and let angels do their work and she inspires those around her to do the same.

This is truly a nonprofit that is 100% focused on how each moment a human being interacts with another can bring joy and love to this world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work as a paramedic in Tulsa. Joy in the cause has provided our agency with backpacks and stuffed Mavis dogs to give to children in situations a child should never be in. Because of those gifts, we are able to bring comfort and joy to children. It also helps us as providers to give the very best care to little patients. An ambulance can be a scary place for a kid but when they have that little pup to snuggle, it makes such a difference! Thank you to everyone at Joy in the Cause for all of your hard work and dedication to our community!

Sherrie Carll F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Sherrie Fipps and I meet Lisa at the cancer center..I had luckemia of the blood I am in remission have been for several years now..Lisa is a very kind loving person in this world..I have bought about 30 of her Mavis Pearl dogs..I no Lisa would do anything in this world for you if you would ask her..Everytime you turn around she's helping people with cancer .Love you girl..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In April of 2014 I attended a Joy In The Cause fundraiser. Wow! I was so touched that I became a volunteer. Over the years I have served in different areas with Joy In The Cause and have been so blessed. What an amazing caring organization. They have reached so many hurting families and have brought joy when it’s hard to find Joy. I have spent time watching football with a gentleman in his last days when he had no one. What an honor. I have had the opportunity to give out care packages to cancer patients and bless so many families who faced a long journey in healing or coming to peace with only a few months or weeks to live.
At one point my own family was in a life changing journey. My son had to have his colon taken out. He was only 32 with a wife and 4 kids. I suddenly became one of the people they cared about.
There are backpacks that go in the first responders vehicle. Sometimes this is the only thing the kids have to take to a temporary place because life happens and parents don’t care or maybe that parent has had their own struggles.
We have fixed up rooms in a Woman’s shelter where the women come sometimes with nothing but themselves and their children.
I have seen volunteers and the leaders give their time, their love and their money over and over.
The founders and the board are very well respected and also volunteer many many hours.
I’m honored to be a volunteer for this 5 star non-profit.

frefrump

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the absolutely best organization I have ever been part of. This is the kindest, most focused, hardworking, sharing, caring and loving group of people I have volunteered for in my 20 years of community service. The focus of this organization is not on any one cause but they consider any cause that needs their help. They work with very little equipment/supplies and can always use donations. I became a volunteer after seeing them in action in a treatment room full of cancer patients. They energized that room full of patients!! But they work with many organizations and individual needs. They are an amazing non-profit to be part of and I am so thankful to be able to do so much community service through my association with them.

Terri Hammons B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing group of people. Have been there for me and so many others. Lisa is truly the real deal.

Nina L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

i first met Joy in the cause at a Fundraiser at BlueStone Steakhouse. i was very impressed and loved the reason for the fundraiser. I listened to Lisas story and i can sympathize with Lisa. My mother died from brain cancer, and i have a son who, at the age of 17 had accident and is now handicap from a brain injury. Joy in the Cause is a very worthy cause and I will support it as long asI can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are many things to consider when deciding where to volunteer your time.
I have have spent the past two plus years working with Joy in the Cause. This group has boundless energy, compassion and love for our community and beyond. Our leader, Lisa Bain, continues a quest to provide joy, support and love wherever and whenever needed. This group of loving people has brought joy and comfort to the sick and dying. Toys and better living conditions to mothers and children. Comfort backpacks to emergency personnel.
Comfort and support to families that have lost loved ones.

I feel blessed to share my talents and time with Joy in the Cause.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause has made a powerful and positive impact on the Rosa Parks Elementary community. The JITC team have generously given time and resources to make community events fun and memorable. Additionally, the team's facilitation of in-school and after school opportunities for students to give back to the community have helped increase students' awareness of collective impact and the importance of community engagement for all.

Nick W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! It's mind-blowing how many people they help in the community. My favorite part is that it all happens right here in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. My company, Bound For Glory Productions, does all of their video work and we always leave with our heart so full!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joy In The Cause is more than just a nonprofit. It's a group of Individuals who are truly making a difference for families and patients in Oklahoma needing assistance during tough times. Thank you, to all who donate to this nonprofit - your donations end up helping various individuals all over Oklahoma. For example young families who have young children losing a parent to cancer, folks going through the unknown during chemo treatments, unique transportation solutions for patients like myself unable to ride in a normal assisted transportation vehicle. Volunteers who go beyond the expected to find solutions for patients needing help in difficult situations. They do this with JOY. It's an amazing nonprofit, and if I had the health to volunteer, then I certainly would because they are honestly bringing joy to families in difficult times. The help they provide does not remove grief, but it does provide a joyful memory, and possibly a unique solution to a unique need. Thanks to Joy In The Cause for ALL you do! Thanks to all the volunteers and businesses who contribute funds to this great ( agency) community of volunteers making special (joyful) things happen in tough (painful) times. When a day ends, it is gone forever, but it leaves something behind - Joy In the Cause is leaving joy and goodness behind in a vast number of lives.

1 Vannessa E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough words to tell the gratitude I feel from the amazing team and people from Joy in the Cause! From the start they have always been there and been so helpful where I couldn’t personally do things myself for my little one. Lisa is one of a kind. Skipper is just as amazing and the whole crew deserve more than I could ever give back to them ! PLEASE if you can help donate time, money or resources help out this place, hands down best charity in the world! I love Lisa Bain and she brings more JOY to a world that desperately needs it

1 Bobby Z.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause’s program Joy to the Rescue: Project Kids in Crisis has single-handedly helped local first responders especially law enforcement help reach out to children, teens, and young adults during traumatic situations. As a Police Officer with the Bixby Police Department, I have had the opportunity to personally hand the Joy in the Cause backpacks to young children during horrible situations. Those backpacks are filled with essential items along goodies to make any kid smile, like their very own Mavis Pearl stuffed doggie. Joy in the Cause are experts in knowing how to reach into people’s lives during dire times and bring smiles and joy back to their lives.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause has truly changed my life in so many ways. A few months back, I had the opportunity to go with Lisa Bain on a hope visit. We spent several hours at the cancer treatment facility loving on chemo patients and bringing hope to them on a very dark day. The saying it is better to give than receive couldn't be more true. Meeting those precious people and watching their faces light up as we gifted them Mavis Pearl dogs and quilts that had been prayed over was truly remarkable. I left feeling so full of joy knowing that I had just been a part of something life-changing for those people. Joy in the Cause is like no other charity I have ever been a part of. This organization brings hope and love to so many people in their most desperate times of need. I cannot say enough about what I have seen first-hand and how they change so many lives just by showing up with a smile and a gift bag or backpack. My husband is a police officer and he has had the opportunity to gift children a backpack when they needed it most. Being in law enforcement, he sees terrible things and so do I as a news reporter. We often meet people on the worst day of their life and so do volunteers with Joy in the Cause. In a hurting world, they are making such a difference and I cannot say enough about Lisa and Mavis and everyone at Joy in the Cause. I now proudly serve on the board of directors for this organization and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’m a first responder and I have had the opportunity to work with the fantastic people at Joy In The Cause for the past year. Joy In The Cause does amazing work in our community. They provide the Tulsa Police Department with numerous backpacks for children in crisis and diaper bags for infants in crisis. The backpacks contain comforting gifts, which eases a child’s anxiety in traumatic times. I have seen the positive impact that the backpacks have on the children that receive them and the officers that have the opportunity to gift them.

1 dwells114

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been my privilege to volunteer for this organization for approximately four years now. I have never known a more compassionate, caring group of individuals dedicated to helping those in need. I am both proud and humbled by the love and devotion of the volunteers. Furthermore, I have seen the results their generosity on the faces of the recipients that have benefited from the care packages they have received.I am truly blessed to be a small part of such an organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is my greatest honor and privilege to volunteer with this organization. Never have I experienced a more caring and compassionate group of people. I look forward to a long and fruitful experience together. My mother passed away almost three years ago and I was her primary caregiver. Until I found Lisa and JITC I was lost. This organization gives my life meaning and purpose in the most pure, profound way. There are not enough words to express what this organization has accomplished and I will continue to sing their praises.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is a great nonprofit to work with. The organization helps many people in the community. The dog Mavis Pearl is so cute and brings joy to all who receive one.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Joy in the cause from its inception, and There aren’t enough stars on a rating board to do it justice! My name is Lisa Ramsey, and I run a local ovarian cancer support group in the Tulsa Area. Lisa Bain has dedicated her life to helping other people aid while dealing with crisis in their lives. Whether it is a life altering illness, adult cancers, children’s cancers, children in crisis, honoring our troups, or assisting families in hospice situations. Joy in the cause is there to help.
It is the one of the best organized and well
Managed charitable organization I’ve ever seen! Lisa has an army of wonderful, caring people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. This world is a much better place since Joy in the Cause was established and I’m blessed to be a small part of it! I rate it a million stars!

1 Scott Mayo B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is an amazing group that helps so many people! Backpacks for kids in crisis, hospice visits, hospital visits...whatever is needed, they do with joy! My work has volunteered, and I have seen the impact they make on the lives they touch. I believe in their mission so much, my kids and I volunteer as much as we can. Love Joy in the Cause for everything they do and the love they do it with.

1 Emmalee H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had just moved up from Dallas and was looking for a place to give my time and in a blessing of events, I found Joy In The Cause. The first night I went to their sowing room, I was welcomed by everyone there. I learned more about their organization and all they they did for this new community I just joined. Some days it was hard to make it to the evening events but when I pushed myself to go and serve others, I in turn always reserved an abundance of joy in evrything we did. I have now joined a few other groups withing Joy In The Cause and I am always amazed to what lengths the team will go to make sure the city's needs are met. I can't wait to give more of my time to help this great cause, Joy In The Cause.

1 Anel N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joy for the cause. Helped my daughter and our family find comfort and bring a smile to daughter the care package showed her and our family we where not alone in our fight . We are going through the most difcult time my daughter is fighting a rare brain tumor glioma h3k27m her type of mutation is first known in the world no cure. Joy for the cause is helping bring attenion to brain tumors and all kind of diffrent types of causes other wise no one would know about. Thanks to Lisa and her volunteers for there kindness and their hard work. Without people like them we would be so alone and would not know what to do thank you. For caring we love Joy For The Cause. God Bless a nonprofit who cares for people no matter what their situation is.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

4 years ago I was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 34. My gastroenterologist told me I was the youngest he had seen with this diagnosis. Long story short, within 1 week of knowing I had cancer, I was in surgery to have part of my colon removed. 1 month after that, Inwas having a port put in to start chemo.

I have to say life as a I knew it was over. I was 34 married to my wonderful wife and a dad of 7 great kiddos. As a police officer, I know any day could be my last due to the risks of the job. However, this scared me! I was truly afraid of the cancer and the chemo. I didn’t want to die, I was to young.

The day came to start chemo. I told my wife as we walked in “this will be the last doctor office I will ever visit” The nurse who stabbed my port and missed several times was not making this a good day. After I was hooked up to the chemo, my wife told me there was a dog in our area! I was half out of it and I told her that’s great! I am a dog lover, they always bring peace to me!

By the time I got to meet Lisa, and Ms. Mavis Pearl, I was not very coherent. Later, my wife explained to me why Lisa and Mavis were there. I woke up later that evening with a stuffed Mavis Pearl dog with a checkered flag scarf. (I love race cars)

I know, I know, big bad cop with a stuffed animal! Lol. I will tell you this that little stuffed animal, or Ms. Pearl stunt double! (That’s manly right?) lol. Gave me peace and comfort while I battled chemo an fought my battle with cancer! That 1 little jester gave mehope to win and live.

Chemo was the worst part of my battle! The surgeries were no sweat compared to the chemo and it’s side effects! Every time I look at my Ms. Pearl stunt double, I felt at peace and someone out there actually cared about us cancer warriors! (Patient is negative to me, who ever battled or is battling cancer is a true warrior!)

The prayers, and support I got from Joy in the Cause still has me speechless. A complete stranger (Ms. Lisa) went out of her way to give personal attention of prayer and comfort for 1 person (me) to reassure me my life was not over!!

Joy in the Cause does this for not just only me, but everyone! Thank you Lisa, Mavis, and Joy in the Cause for all that you do!

1 Karen K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 3 yo daughter has faces leukemia now 2 times. Joy in the Cause has been so amazing to our family! We are so blessed to have them on this journey with us! Our kids still want to be kids, and this helps a great deal to bring smiles to their faces. Thank you JITC!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a survivor of domestic violence. I was married for 24 years all of the sudden a single mom of a wonderful 14 year old at the time. My days consisted of getting my son up for school climbing back in bed and staying there until he got home. I was suffering from deep depression and also PTSD.
In August of 2015 I got out of bed and went to a volunteer meeting. I never knew how life changing that day would be for me. Lisa’s Mom used to tell her everyone has a purpose until their last breath. I had lost my purpose and Joy. I have been a part of this wonderful organization for over two years now. From helping at events, to help passing out backpacks, to meeting people and sharing my story. To be there when people are at their darkest hours, and helping them find their purpose, helping them heal. I’m just so honored to be a part of this organization.
Giving = Joy
Joy = Hope
Hope= Healing

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1 Meredith F.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause is more than a non-profit organization or a place to volunteer, it is where Hope is restored and Joy is found. Founders, Skipper and Lisa Bain, devote their personal time and finances to help those in need in our community, from Kids in Crisis to Joy in the Cause volunteers to our senior citizen heroes. The office is filled with stories of healing and staffed by volunteers who have all been impacted personally by Joy in the Cause. Many of the volunteers suffer from life-altering illness and yet find that by giving back their time and talents they are personally impacted more than they could ever imagine.
Seeing Mavis Pearl, bulldog ambassador, in action as a therapy dog extrodinaire is quite a blessing as well. She brings love and smiles wherever she goes, and always knows the just right person in the room who needs her special brand of love. Lisa Bain takes special care to attend hospice visits when requested, and has been privledged to be present at the last moments of so many precious lives, singing them Home.
The reach and scope of the people and community who are aided by Joy in the Cause keeps growing each year, and the newest project, Joy to the Rescue, is now state-wide, helping domestic violence survivors, kids in crisis from trauma, young mothers in therapy, families suffering life-altering situations, and so many more. Seeing the smiles on the young faces of kids who recieve a backpack, somehow knowing that their little Mavis Pearl dog will make it all better, is one of the more rewarding experiences in life.
Joy in the Cause is making a difference in our community. They care, they love unconditional, and they are doing good for the sake of helping others, everyday. God bless Joy in the Cause!

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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!!

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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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to meet and work with Joy in the Cause first hand over the past few months. As soon as I met Lisa and Nancy, I knew they were going to do great things! I honestly have no idea how they accomplish so much for so many people, but when I see the people they help, I am in awe. I've never met such a kind, pure hearted group of people.

Joshua35

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause really cares for its volunteers and the people who need joy in their lives.
I've been a volunteer for just a little bit, but my mom has been there longer than I have, and she swears by them! They do all kinds of stuff for the community, like hold events and dress up dogs for cancer patients, veterans, and the elderly. I feel like Joy in the Cause will continue to make a difference in the community for years to come!

Pat_84

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a member of the Tulsa Police Department I have had the pleasure of working with Joy in the Cause in their Project Kids in Crisis charitable project. They have gone above and beyond to help First Responders like me be able to help children in crisis situations. I have seen firsthand when Officers and First Responders in these situations see the relief on children's faces when opening up one of these backpacks. The smiles on their faces helps us "break the ice" and makes going through their situations a little easier. It has made an immense impact in getting kids the help they need while going through a traumatic event!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Six months ago I had to have a medical procedure that left me unable to work, drive, cook or barely even walk for 6 weeks. I was in a lot of pain and had to have constant care for the first few weeks. Not only did it affect me, but my husband and family as well. Joy In The Cause, and specifically Lisa Bain, was an angel sent by God to me and my family. One day, on a day that was particularly difficult, Lisa came to my door with a bag filled with Joy! There were gift cards for food, a personally crafted quilt for warmth, a Mavis Pearl stuffed animal for comfort and a check for necessities and to help with the cost of lost pay checks. I am just one of many many people whose lives have been touched and greatly helped by Joy In The Cause in their hour of need. This organization is such an asset and a huge blessing to so many in our community. They truly do bring Joy in each and every cause because "your cause matters". They are life changing!

Dixie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I begin, Joy in the Cause is one of the most amazing groups I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! I proudly would do anything I could for this organization. They have done so much for us, my son in particular. He needed a therapy/service dog and we couldn't possibly make it happen on our own and without a second thought Lisa said, "let us help" and that is exactly what they did. This dog has only been part of our family for two weeks and has already had a profound impact on my 7 year old leukemia survivor. After 3.5 years of chemotherapy he has some long term side effects including chronic knee pain, memory issues and a ptsd of sorts. Stella vanilla (the puppy) ) has given him confidence exponentially visible to our family and to the school. You see, BW tested for the gifted and talented (GnT) program at his school, and he was accepted after passing test with flying colors! When I talked to him about how proud his daddy and I both are he said well mom, I had to be smart for Stella so I can train her! Stella is changing our lives and we have Joy in the Cause to thank for that! This organization has heart that many lack. This is the cream de la cream!

Mary Helen F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Joy in the Cause worked with our community nurse volunteers, sharing the story of their mission and involving the nurses in helping with a project that reaches out to those with special needs. The nurses learned so much about this great community service and left with a great experience of helping others!

1 Mary465

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are Trinity Baptist Church Quilters. Lisa calls us her quilting Angels. We are a few retired ladies that love to make beautiful quilts. We are from the age of 70 - 92. We were making a few quilts each month for our local mission. We never new where they went, to someone that would really appreciate them or not. We met this lovely lady named Lisa Bain and a dog named Mavis Pearl, it changed our lives. We began making prayer quilts for cancer patients, we saw each month what a difference we were making in the lives of others. We get thank you letters almost every month. Joy in the Cause gives us a reason to get up in the mornings. We love what we do and why we do it. Thank God for Joy in the Cause.

Shelly40

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a victim of domestic violence. And had no Joy In my life after my traumatic event. They reached out to me and my son when I was in the hospital. They brought us food after I came home not on just one occasion but twice. I was so touched. I have now been a volunteer for over a year and have been involved in many events. The genuine love that they have for people in the community is just amazing. I have delievered dogs to people in need, dresses Mavis dog, and just spent time talking with strangers. It's such a blessing to be a part of this amazing organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

This Amazing Group has so Much JOY to give. From the simplest of spending time to simply talk to dressing up in chicken suits. True compassionate group of wonderful volunteers that care.