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Why Become a Member?

  • People become members of LJC for several reasons
  • To build friendships and strengthen ties within the community while doing a social good;
  • Because children touch the heart, and don’t let go;
  • For personal enrichment/fulfillment; for all the reasons above. 

Whatever your calling, Little Jim Club helps every member find his or her place while making a positive impact on the community successfully helping the “little Jims” among us.

 

 

Friends of Little Jim volunteer in many ways to serve the organization—picking the level of participation and the types of service suitable to their schedules and interests.  As part of this grassroots support organization you have the opportunity to support the children in several ways

  • Book Buddies is a hands-on reading program at the hospital.
  • Autism Playgroup Volunteers— A 30 week commitment with volunteer slots requiring interviews and training.  These are allocated based on availability and need.  Volunteers assist in set-up and clean up for the group and may participate in the group, which is lead by an OT, SP and/or Psychologist.  
  • Holiday Decorating of the hospital playroom, a large room with activities for all ages that gives children a place to play with their friends and family outside of their hospital room.  An hour or two on a Saturday morning (prior to a holiday) playing with the kids and decorating the room together is a memorable experience for both volunteers and children.
  • Volunteers are key to making each fundraising event successful providing event staffing (door check in, silent auction hosting/check out, coat check, will-call or box office ticket sales at an event) as well as specific pre-event  help (includes help with mailings, acquiring in-kind sponsors or donations, etc).
  • Friends are invited to events, receive ongoing email communications from us and are part of our volunteer database.

Active Members choose to take an on-going, dynamic role in the Club.  Membership provides the following benefits and asks for these commitments:

 

Active members commit to serving on at least one LJC committee, with a commitment to produce the appropriate results for that committee (e.g. Silent Auction committee members coordinate volunteers and members to solicit items, host and collect funds from successful bidders, and surpass their fundraising goal; Participants on the Membership Committee actively recruit members to the Little Jim Club and engage these people in the appropriate roles to use their skills and talents and help us raise more money, etc.). Active members pay $75 in annual dues, used to cover administrative costs, agree to purchase at least one ticket to our main fundraising event of the year.

 

Members receive invitations to all events, the opportunity to meet and raise money for really important purposes, while working and developing friendships with fun people and community leaders.  Membership in the Little Jim Club also provides opportunities to serve in leadership positions (as committee chairs and on the Board).  Most important, is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the kids and their families.

 

The Little Jim Club is an all volunteer organization.  One Hundred Percent of our administrative costs (our website, mailings, etc.) are covered by club dues.  That way, ALL of the money we raise can be donated to California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to directly benefit the kids.