Jayme’s Bears are hand-sewn bears for children living through difficult circumstances locally and around the world. Volunteers, who generously dedicate their time, energy and talents, create the bears. To date, over 500 Bears have been made.
JFSJ’s flagship program provides need-based scholarships for middle school, high school and college-bound students. Scholarship winners are announced in the spring semester of each year. Typical scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500.
JFSJ has a history of fun and inspiring community events, such as performances at the local Stockbridge Theatre to snowshoe hikes on the Hollis Trails to Jayme’s Bears sew-a-thons and days of golf at the Manchester Country Club.
JFSJ provides opportunities for elementary, high school and college students who want to get involved. Eligible students can contribute through volunteerism, internships for class credit and even work-study.