JORDAN’S JOY was established in memory of Jordan Schmidt. Jordan was a true hero that passed away at the age of 15 from a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Though he faced tough battles, his spirit and positive attitude never wavered, and he was an inspiration to all that knew him. The Quad City community came together to help Jordan live 100 years of life in his short 15, and the mission of Jordan’s Joy is to give back by bringing joy, comfort and inspiration to Quad City children and their families battling life threatening illnesses and life altering events.
The purpose of Jordan’s Joy is to fill the void that a Quad City family may have while battling life threatening illnesses that cannot be met by other charitable organizations. Jordan was an ambassador for Make-A-Wish and Tudi’s Tribe. 100% of the funds raised by Jordan’s Joy stays in the Quad Cities and goes to local families, as all operating expenses are donated by a local business. Jordan’s Joy seeks to help these families in any way possible, whether that be providing meals while running around to doctor’s appointments, gas cards, helping with medical bills, or funding a pizza night for a child and their family. As Jordan’s family learned firsthand, sometimes a simple meal out together or family game night is not only a memory that will last a lifetime, but an important vehicle in the road to healing.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley
NAMI is part of the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.The NAMI Mission is dedicated to the eradication mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all wholes lives are affected by these diseases.
NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley, serving the broader Quad Cities and outlying areas including Scott, Clinton & Muscatine counties in Iowa, and Rock Island, Mercer and parts of Henry County in Illinois.
YMCA for Camp Abe LIncoln & Youth Solutions
YMCA CAMP ABE LINCOLN is an overnight and day camp where we put children in intentional situations that will positively impact their lives. Campers will have the opportunity to paddle in a canoe, shoot bows and arrows and ride a horse; but more importantly, they will learn self-confidence and independence while experiencing community, friendship, and spiritual growth.
YMCA YOUTH SOLUTIONS is a 36-week enrichment program designed for students in support of educators. Our goal is to effectively transition students through each level of education. The YMCA Youth Development Team will provide quality programming that exemplifies our life -changing YMCA Mission. We work together with our community, our schools, and other organizations to develop character, and to develop leaders. Working with your faculty and educators, our team will provide students with essential life tools that will propel them to embrace excellence on a continual basis.