In honor of National Pet Month (May), our JOI offices and rehab centers participated in a donation drive. Our challenge was to see how many items they could donate to the Humane Society. Out of 4 teams, there were almost 500 items donated!
The donations included cat food, dog food, cat litter, food feeders, and much more! Team Kibble Krew at JOI San Marco won by donating more than 200 items. However, the other team’s Whisker Warriors, Smitten Kittens, and Kibbles n Bits also did an incredible job donating many items as well! Thank you to all the JOI Staff Members who participated in this challenge! You saved so many animals’ lives this month!
You can still collect items for the Humane Society and drop them off at their facility. Items that are always needed include:
JOI is proud to partner with the The Patrick Heinhold Foundation to promote suicide prevention for teenagers. Come out to watch the 4th Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 @JJVA. Due to COVID-19, guests and fans need to wear a mask throughout the event.
If you would like to volunteer at this event, click this link. Proceeds from this fundraising event, promote suicide prevention through programs dedicated to the well-being and mental health of our nation’s teens. Patrick’s teammates / classmates came up with the idea of a 3v3 Basketball Tournament in his honor. The ringleaders were Collin Grasher, Mackie Garwood, Jacob Glassman, Will Shepherd, Davey Crouch, Josiah Johnson, and Rushton Roberts. The Bolles School graciously hosted the 1st Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday March 17th, 2018 (Saint Patrick’s Day!)
The JOI Foundation and our volunteers support The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless.
JOI Foundation 2019
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for the 2022 charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. Our Hearts to Your Soles Foundation provides footwear for the homeless. JOI physicians and JOI staff of volunteers provide healthy foot exams and treatment.
JOI Foundation 2022
This will be our twelfth year participating in this national collaborative effort to help relieve the foot problems. In conclusion, this event is how JOI gives back to the community in which we live.
This National Suicide Prevention Week, have a #RealConvo about mental health! Whether that means active listening or talking through it. Just being there for someone is also important.
It’s time to shift the culture and have an open and honest conversation about #mentalhealth. Have you had a #RealConvo today? The JOI Foundation supports the Patrick Heinold Foundation. The goal is to get Mental Health First Aid Training in Every High School and Junior High School in our area!
The number of kittens arriving at Jacksonville’s shelters is reaching record levels, and we cannot save them all without your support. Year to date, more than 1,600 kittens have come to the doorstep of our local shelters. The good news is … you can help! Here is an easy option to help kittens in need:
1) Become a foster parent to orphaned kittens! Tiny kittens are too small and need the extra love and attention that only a foster home can provide. Click here to learn how a few weeks can save multiple lives. ‘ Also, The JOI Foundation is a sponsor for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Please look for our monthly posts on social media to adopt the JOI Foundation Sponsored Pet! We will pay for the adoption fee! A special Thank You to Trevor Lawrence for doing our 2022 Super Bowl Commercial.
The JOI Foundation is proud to partner with The Patrick Heinold Foundation. Their goal is to promote suicide prevention through programs dedicated to the well-being and mental health of our nation’s teens. JOI’s Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) will be providing free Athletic Training coverage for the event. In other words, don’t miss the 6th Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball & 4v4 Volleyball Tournament on May 20, 2023
This tournament helps support The Patrick Heinold Foundation mission! Finally, learn more about The Patrick Heinold Foundation here: The Patrick Heinold Foundation
About Patrick Heinold
Patrick Heinold was 17 years old when he took his life on February 4th, 2017. He was the last person anyone expected to fall to suicide, as he was everyone’s best friend and favorite person, and thrived an all that he did. Patrick was a member of the Bolles’ Men’s Varsity Basketball Team and also participated in band and Junior Mentors while attending The Bolles School as a junior. Patrick was a member of the Parking Ministry at Christ’s Church and was an active member of Young Life. Patrick’s legacy will forever live on in how he treated others, befriended everyone he met, and embodied Christ in everything he did. We will miss and love you forever Patrick.
Through the JOI Foundation, we are able support causes like this!
Through a program by Baptist Health, JOI Certified Athletic Trainers and personnel from Bishop Kenny High School participated in a two day program for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-24. Each day in the U.S. there is an average of 5,240 attempts of suicide for children in grades from 7-12. The goal of the program is to train personnel to be able to give first aid for those children who are in need of professional help.
Similar to the American Red Cross First Aid Certificate for physical injuries. The program is based on breaking down the barriers and stigma which are attached to mental health. Certified Athletic Trainers normally are on the high school campuses each and every day for physical injuries. This is the next step in the recognition of mental health illnesses and the ability to get professional help for these students in need. In addition, each person who finishes the program, will receive a certificate for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Continue reading →