Make a Joyful Noise

jamies joy

SEIU Local 221 member Elene Bratton started Jamie’s Joy after losing her 5-year-old son in a distracted driver accident. Jamie’s Joy is dedicated to helping children in need and raising awareness for traffic safety.

SEIU Local 221 is proud of all of the positive contributions members make across San Diego communities. On Saturday, July 20th, 2014 SEIU Local 221 members and staff attended Jamie’s Joy, a foundation that SEIU Local 221 member Elene Bratton started when her son Jamie was tragically killed in a car accident.

Each year Jamie’s Joy focuses on a quality of Jamie’s legacy and finds deserving organizations that imbue that quality through the services they provide.  
This year Jamie’s Joy honored Reality Changers. Reality Changers began in May 2001 with four 8th grade students near downtown San Diego with the hope of building first generation college students. Starting with just $300 to its name, Reality Changers has now given more scholarship awards to college-bound students than any other single program in San Diego County since 2006 and become California’s leading mentorship organization for scholarships in June 2009.

For more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook album here!

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