On August 9th of this year, JSI Store Fixtures donated $28,850 to the Three Rivers Kiwanis of Milo and Brownville, ME. The funds were collected from JSI employees, vendors, and partners, some of which are located across the country.
The 14th Annual Clayton Johndro Memorial Golf Tournament was the centerpiece of this large donation. Clayton Johndro, father of the founders of JSI Terry, Barry, and Mark Awalt, passed away in 2008 but is remembered posthumously by the community which he lived in and valued so highly. One of the largest and most important charities that is benefited by this annual fundraiser is Jean’s Blessings, named for Clayton’s wife Jean Johndro. Jean’s Blessings provides backpacks for children that are filled with food and school supplies, commodities which children in the Milo community are often forced to otherwise go without.
Over the last 14 years the Clayton Johndro Memorial Golf Tournament has collectively raised more than $190,000 for the community. Some other charities which have been benefited by these funds include local food cupboards, the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Secret Santa programs, Penquis Valley Key and Builders Clubs, YMCA swim programs for kids, and many others.
JSI would like to thank all who have donated and supported our event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will make a difference in the lives of many children.