LJ's KIDS Fundraisers

Laura Jo's Cookies for Kids Fundraisers

Adonai's Mercy House

Adonai's Mercy House began with a straightforward goal: to help impoverished children in the Philippines who are sick with cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. We currently provide food, clean water and help to pay for their treatments like blood and platelet transfusions, Chemotherapy, food, and medicine while they receive treatment

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American Heritage Girls

Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.

Amputee Blade Runners

Our organization helps amputees keep an active lifestyle by providing this vital equipment free of charge. Our goal is to provide a running prosthesis to one athlete in all 50 states. We currently have athletes in 31 states who serve as ambassadors to other amputees.

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Anchor House

Since 1991, Anchor House has been a vital service for homeless families and feeding the hungry. All money raised helps support our Food Pantry program and helps with the costs to operate the Emergency Family Shelter. Through food distribution in our Pantry, we provided 234,441 meals to families last year. 56% of those we serve in the Pantry are children. Through our shelter we house families for 8 weeks while they look for permanent, stable housing in Jackson County. We housed 48 families last year, 87 children among them. We like to partner with other local champions who want to build a support network around these families. Thank you so much for partnering with us to help families and children in our community.

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Benjamin Rush Middle School

Proceeds from the cookie sales will directly benefit BRMS students and support the Service Learning Program, STEM activities, and Positive Behavior Incentives.

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Boys and Girls Club of Seymour

To inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

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Brave Backers

Brave Backers is a parent-led, non-profit aimed at supporting Indian Creek High School (ICHS) students and staff. Last year we raised $15,000 in 8 short months. Hosting the best post prom in school history. Giving the kids a fun and safe environment after prom. We plan to assist with teacher appreciation week and other school functions that are not in the funded by the school budget.
Broken & Beautiful

Broken & Beautiful exists to serve children in crisis in Jackson County, IN. We do this through support and education of families of origin, foster families, and adoptive families as well as those who serve them such as DCS and CASA. The money raised from this fundraiser will go to support children removed from their homes in the form of journey bags with clothing & essentials as well as support of foster families to provide stability for these children.

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Brownstown Central Elementary School

Funds raised will be used to assist with student activities, supplies, etc.

Brownstown Central
High School Choir

Brownstown Central choir members are raising funds to help offset the cost for students attending Showchoir Camps of America and Rising Star Camp.

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Brownstown Central
High School DECA

DECA is a national marketing association for students that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Money raised will be used for travel scholarships for students to attend conferences and competitions statewide and nationally.

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Brownstown Central
High School Riley Dance Marathon

All funds raised from Laura Jo's Cookies for Kids will benefit BCHS Riley Dance Marathon, which goes directly to Riley Hospital for Children. Our goal for the 2020 dance marathon is to raise $4000 for The Kids. Thank you for your support.

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BSA Scout Troop 529

Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. With each purchase, we can assist scouts with financial needs to a world of adventure and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

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Cedar Ridge Elementary School

At Cedar Ridge Elementary, it is our mission to help every student achieve personal excellence academically, physically and socially through a quality educational program.

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Child Care Network

Mission Statement: "Improving the lives of children"
The mission of Child Care Network, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life for children through current and future programming that promote suitable affordable childcare, provide children with healthful, balanced nutrition, advocate for child-related matters and serve as a nurturing community and educational resource for children.

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Columbus Fireman's Cheer Funds

Mission Statement: Remembering the needy and underprivileged children at Christmas.
We accept used toy donations and raise money throughout the year to buy new toys for the children of Bartholomew county.

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Columbus Hawks

Fundraising will help provide competitive athletics for homeschooled children in Bartholomew County. Funds raised will be used to assist with gymnasium rentals, referees, uniforms, equipment, etc..

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Columbus North
Gridiron Club

The Columbus North Gridiron Club is a 100% volunteer driven organization that raises funds and supports the Columbus North Football Team. Our program relies heavily on fundraising to provide scholarships for team camp, scholarship for player packs, pre-game snacks and hydration, weekly team meals and fellowship, and after game meals for away games. Your support is greatly appreciated by our volunteers and our players of Dogpack Football. Go Dogs!

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Columbus Power Elite
All-Stars Cheerleading

Funds raised with your fundraiser would go to helping improve our athletes within the gym. We would use these funds for items that give back to our athletes, such as mats, tumble traks, and other items used in training our novice and elite athletes.

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Compassion Way Kids

Compassion Way Kids provides daily meals, basic medical, educational support, and activities to hundreds of at-risk children at multiple child development centers in India regardless of caste, gender, or religion. Those in extreme need due to poverty or loss of one or both parents are eligible for monthly financial support through our child sponsorship program.

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Council Rock United Soccer Association

Council Rock United Soccer Association’s goal is to provide age appropriate skill development and a competitive youth soccer experience for motivated players in the Bucks County area. We are raising money to assist with uniform, training, league and tournament costs. We appreciate your support!

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Country Children's House Montessori School-Noblesville

Proceeds from our fundraiser will be used to buy new educational materials for our classrooms.

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CSA Lincoln Elementary PTO

All proceeds from our cookie sales will go to directly support our PBL (Project-based Learning) school in beautiful downtown Columbus, IN. Being a PBL school, we use our projects to help support our community, as well as our students and staff. By supporting us, you will be providing much needed funding for field trips, community involvement opportunities, clubs, new experiences and more.

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Driving for Dyslexia

Driving for Dyslexia was founded in 2018, by Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Development driver Elliot Cox, at the age of 10, in memory of his hero Justin Wilson. Elliot uses his platform of motorsports to raise awareness of Dyslexia and funds for teachers to be trained in multisensory methods of teaching children with Dyslexia to learn to read. Since it's inception, Driving for Dyslexia has helped to raise approximately $78,000 to help children with Dyslexia, by partnering with other Dyslexia organizations. In 2020, Driving for Dyslexia has become a stand-alone charity, and it is our goal to give many scholarships for teacher training and continue to spread the "Dyslexia doesn't stop me!" message. We won't stop until all children have the opportunity to learn to read! Thank you for your support!

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Emma's Art Kits

Emma’s Art Kits is a program created by Emma Stumpf. Emma has been fighting brain cancer since the age of 7 and has found art as a way to express how she felt during her cancer journey. Emma developed Emma’s Art Kits to ensure all kids who were sick had an art kit in their hospital room. To date, over 3,000 kits have been distributed to children’s hospitals around the country.

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Emmanuel Lutheran School, Asheville, NC

Emmanuel Lutheran School provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in a caring environment. Our mission is to prepare children For Today, For Tomorrow, Forever. Emmanuel Lutheran School is an accredited Christian school. We offer a caring environment where children can thrive as they learn. We are committed to excellence and view each child as special and unique. Quality academics, a safe environment, and a Christ-centered approach help to develop the whole child.

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Exchange Club Family Resource Center

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center opened in 1991 and works to prevent child abuse by supporting local families through both aide and education. They work on a weekly basis with the families they serve to help them strengthen their parenting and life skills using an evidence based Parent Aide model. Continued education is also provided using evidence based curriculum.

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Family Service, Inc.

CAP stands for Child Abuse Prevention. CAP Adult Prom is an event that raises money for Family Services to provide community programming that focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The CAP Program strives to educate ALL residents about child abuse and neglect to promote healthy alternatives and positive parenting practices.

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FOP Cops and Kids

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 108 is dedicated to taking care of the children in our community. Proceeds will help with our Annual FOP Cops & Kids Christmas Shopping Program each year in December, sponsor youth league teams, provide scholarships for graduating high school students, and provide assistance to any youth or youth organization in need.

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Foundation for Youth

Our mission statement is simple, all of us at Foundation For Youth strive daily to "Inspire and Enable Our Youth, Our Community" . We see our role very simply as well, Foundation For Youth exists to serve our youth and our community through our programs and services.

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Franklin Central Choirs

The funds raised will be used to help offset the fees associated with choir. Some of those fees include costumes, makeup, music and travel to competition, etc.

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Girls Inc. of
Jackson County

Girls Inc. is a not for profit agency located in Seymour, Indiana that serves girls ages 5-18 during both after-school programming and summer camp. We provide intentional, research based programs designed to build girls' capacity to become adults who are responsible, confident, economically independent and personally fulfilled. We also provide five prevention programs to both boys and girls in Jackson County schools including substance abuse prevention, body safety, anti-bullying, healthy sexuality/pregnancy prevention and self-esteem programs.

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Hayden Elementary PTO

Our PTO provides many items for our students to help enrich their school experience. The PTO provides for field trips, Field Day, Grandparents Day, and miscellaneous items that out teachers may need.

If It Was Your Child

"If It Was Your Child" is a non -profit grassroots organization founded in 2015 by parents of children with pediatric cancer in response to the alarming rate of childhood cancer in Johnson County, Indiana. Our name was established when people had doubts about our cause. We naturally began asking them, "If it was your child, what would you do?"We are committed to the long fight to protect our children and community. We fight for our children who battle cancer. We fight for the children we have lost. We fight for those yet to be diagnosed.

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Immanuel Lutheran
Child Care

Immanuel Lutheran Child Care continues to provide quality child care services to Seymour, Indiana. We provide care for infants all the way up to Pre K. our program has grown in the number of children we serve and it is our intent to grow as our children grow so that we can serve families through the preschool years.

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Immanuel Lutheran School

Thanks for your support of Immanuel Lutheran School students. All proceeds go directly to student programs from music, to athletics, to Lutheran Schools’ Week activities and the Washington DC trip all students benefit from your purchase of Laura Jo’s delicious cookies. Every ILS Warrior wins and you win with GREAT cookies! Join the Win/Win team today!

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Jackson County
Hearing Aid Fund for School Age Children

Jackson County Hearing Aid Fund for School Age Children was established in 2005. It provides funds to any school-aged child in need of hearing aids who reside in Jackson County, Indiana. To qualify, there must be documented hearing loss, medical clearance, and a recommendation of hearing aids by an ENT physician or Indiana licensed audiologist. The fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

Lutheran Central School

Lutheran Central’s mission is “to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, teach children, and assist parents in training children to be witnessing Christians and productive citizens.” This is accomplished by providing the best possible environment for the sharing of Christ’s love while striving for excellence in academic education.

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Madison Archery Team

We are a self funded club that consists of over 60 archers from 6th to 12 grade that competes at local, state, and national competitions. Money raised from this fund raiser will help with travel costs for the archers so that they can compete at the championship tournament (formally know as the World Tournament) in Daytona Beach Florida.

Mentors for Youth of Dubois County Inc.

Dedicated to facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between youth and adults for the purpose of enhancing individual lives in Dubois County.

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Pink Slipper Dance Studio

The Pink Slipper strives to bring out the imagination and creativity in every child through the world of dance.

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Red Alert 05 Softball Team

Our mission is to help young athletes develop their talents as fast-pitch players while also teaching life skills that build character, teamwork, positive attitude and perseverance.

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Redding Elementary

Every child deserves the opportunity to be a part of something special. At Redding Elementary, our vision is simple: We strive to be a school where students want to learn and adults want to work. All proceeds from Laura Jo's Cookies will go toward enhancing educational experiences and opportunities for our students.

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St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Church/School

Funds received from cookie sales would be used to purchase STEM kits for our Junior High Science classes and also to help fund our newly created Robotics teams to cover competition fees and to help purchase additional training materials. We would be grateful to receive any assistance to help fuel our science program!

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Seymour Cyclones Soccer

Seymour Cyclones Soccer's goal is to create a positive environment that fosters youth development and sportsmanship in the sport of soccer for our community.

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Seymour High School Archery Owls

The Seymour High School Archery Owls are a group of students 70 strong from 9-12 grades. Each year the Archery club starts in September and competes in numerous tournaments all the way thru June. Sending two teams of 24 archers each to tournaments takes a lot of funds for equipment, travel and entrance fees. Will you help us keep competing and "Changing Lives One Arrow at a Time"? Thank you for your support!

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Seymour Lady Owls Soccer

All donations to help the team cover the cost of new uniforms and warm up gear, tournaments, away game meals and Gatorades, sectional meals, senior gifts and banners, special team training, equipment, and team bonding activities. Our players work hard and represent Seymour High School with pride.

South Ripley Junior High Cheerleaders

Please consider buying cookies from the South Ripley Junior High Cheerleaders! Cheerleading has many expenses throughout the year, and with the help of fundraisers such as this, some of those expenses can be alleviated. We are raising money for various items such as shoes, uniforms, warm-ups, backpacks, etc. Anything helps! We appreciate it and thank you in advance!

Special Olympics Indiana

Special Olympics is an organization for ages 8 on up for people with intellectual disabilities. We offer a variety of sports programs. We are a no athlete pay program. We rely on fundraisers and donations to help make this possible.

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St. Ambrose Catholic School

St. Ambrose Catholic School appreciates your support. Donations received from Laura Jo’s cookie sales will go toward student extra-curricular activities: academic competitions, music programs, field trips, etc.
Our mission: Led by Christ through prayer and study, the St. Ambrose Catholic School Community encourages a lifelong commitment to faith, learning, leadership, and service.

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St. John Sauer's School

St. John’s Lutheran School exists to educate each child in a Christ-centered environment for a life of service to God and man. All proceeds will be used for our music program and supplemental curricular needs.

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Team Indiana Football

Team Indiana Football is a 100% volunteer driven non profit organization using the sport of football to teach life skills to middle school players living in Indiana. Our all star football program fields 3 teams of elite middle school football players (6th, 7th and 8th Grades) to practice together and compete in the nations top tournaments. We are grateful to Jason, the team members at Laura Jo's Cookies For Kids and their customers for supporting our players. Your choice to buy Laura Jo's one of a kind cookies will provide scholarships for players, meals after games and the most up to date equipment for our teams. Thank YOU!

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Toys For Tots for Bartholomew County and Jennings County

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve 501(c)3 which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children, uniting the community in a common cause during our annual toy collection and distribution campaign.

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Trinity Lutheran High School's Riley Dance Marathon Committee

Trinity Lutheran High School's Riley Dance Marathon Committee will use the funds raised from Laura Jo's cookies to donate to the awesome research that is being done at Riley Children's Hospital. Each year Trinity Lutheran High School holds a Riley Dance Marathon at which time we push to raise money for the children at Riley Children's Hospital. The funds from these cookie sales will be added to our grand total each year. #FTK ~ For the Kids!

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Turning Point Domestic Violence Services in Jackson County

The Agency's mission is working toward the prevention and the elimination of domestic and dating violence. The Agency provides programs and services free of charge for Jackson County families that are dealing with domestic violence. These programs include a 24/7 Emergency Shelter, 1-800 Helpline, Non-Residential Services, and school based prevention programming for children in grades 6-12.

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United Way of Central Illinois

United Way of Central Illinois fights for the basic needs, education, financial stability and health of every person in our community. We bring together our community’s problem solvers to tackle our community’s toughest challenges.

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Jackson County
United Way

Jackson County United Way assesses needs, secures resources and strategically invests those resources to create measurable, lasting change in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

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United Way of Madison County

United Way of Madison County works with families, local school systems, local libraries, local agencies, and the THRIVE Network to support the development of our youngest children with the goal of all entering kindergarten with the skills necessary to be successful in school. United Way's Born Learning program supports early learning efforts for children, birth through age 5. These include learning trails in local parks, learning totes for childcare providers, Blast Off to Kindergarten events, On My Way Pre-K assistance and an annual Community Baby Shower for new and expectant moms.

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YoJACK

YoJACK is a youth leadership program that we provide to 100 Jackson County youth every school year. The students come from all 9 of our county public and private middle schools. Our curriculum topics include the value of diversity, importance of philanthropy, cooperation through team building, self-awareness and self esteem, giving back through service to others, problem solving and conflict resolution as well as public speaking. We provide YoJACK for absolutely no cost to the students or their families. The LJC Board fundraises every year to support this program so that no student would feel they couldn't apply because of the cost.

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Zion Lutheran School

Zion Lutheran School (Early Childhood Center) has been in existence for more than 45 years to provide child enrichment services to families in our Seymour community. Services offered include age-appropriate educational class settings for two, three and four year old children, in addition to its Lutheran centered kindergarten class offering. A daycare (extend care) setting is also provided to give additional childcare needs to these families. All proceeds will be used for curriculum and childcare enhancement opportunities and needs.

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