Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity was founded in 1990 by Norman Clements in memory of his much-loved granddaughter, Jennifer Ashleigh. Jennifer passed away at 6 months of age of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Norm saw many families struggling with the financial burden that accompanies a serious illness diagnosis and wanted to help. It was her grandfather's wish that we carry on the memory of this beautiful little girl by helping other seriously ill children and their families throughout Ontario.
Donations may be made by visiting www.jenash.org or 905-852-1799. Please also feel free to check out our Signature Events to see how you can get involved: https://jenash.org/jacc-events/signature-events/ Auction and Dinner Our premier event is held annually in the spring and organized by a committee of our creative volunteers! This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our volunteers, our Jennifer Ashleigh team, and to see the passion that surrounds our amazing charity. A fun evening, typically accompanied by a theme, includes a passionate speaker, a silent auction, a live auction, and some elements of fun and competition throughout the evening! This is a great way to find out more about the charity, our partners, and how you can get involved if you so desire. Charity Golf Classic A fun event to kick off your summer, our Charity Golf Classic is held at the end of June and we welcome golfers of all levels to join us for a great day on the links! Corporate or foursome registration is available and you’ll be treated to a welcome gift, a silent auction, and dinner to follow. Country BBQ Our annual summer BBQ, is a special event we host for our Jennifer Ashleigh families. It is invitation only and an absolute favourite of all our JACC families, office staff, volunteers, and donors. The smiles we see and laughter we hear are like magic! There is everything a child could dream of having or doing at a Country BBQ and the day is all about them. A day to breathe, a day to relax, and a day to step away from the challenges they are consistently facing. Want in on the fun??? Register as a volunteer and you won’t regret it!
A great way to introduce Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity to your circle is by hosting an event with JACC as your charitable partner. The event you choose can be anything from a yard sale with your neighborhood to a birthday party with donations instead of gifts, to a Wii tournament! It doesn’t have to be a huge gala or something of a grand scale operation although we are here and ready to help! Every idea and event helps to not only fundraise for JACC but gives an opportunity for those who may not know about our organization to discover who we are, why we’re needed, and how we help. We are proud to work with a number of community members, businesses, and organizational partners who donate time and effort in running third party events for us. We are happy to supply materials such as banners, brochures, and auction items for these events and, if available, a member of our team will come and speak to your group and represent the charity.