The Jessie Games

Like everyone else, we had hoped the pandemic would be behind us by now.

But since it’s not, rather than hold our traditional in-person event, the Jessie Games team is taking special delivery to a new level and we need your help.

After the difficulties we’ve all faced in the last year, we believe our efforts to help the kids in our communities are more important than ever, which is why we’ll again be delivering care packages to children in southwest Pennsylvania on August 7th. And this year — as we strive to do every year — we’re upping our game.

Along with fun activities and school supplies, the Jessie Games team will create special bags tailored to help kids deal with some of the stress they may have experienced in the last year (think journals, stress balls, and books).

We are also more than tripling the number of boxes delivered because the need is so great.

Here’s how you can help:

Click here to donate at the gift box level or become a sponsor. All proceeds from the Jessie Games support children’s programs offered through Catholic Charities, including special counseling for youth experiencing loss and trauma as well as a program to provide back to school supplies and needs.

We would love nothing more than to bring everyone together for our traditional day of fun. But the good news is that this year’s Jessie Games will continue to do what we have always done – help kids in need.

We hope next year we can be together for our traditional event but we’re grateful we were able to continue our mission and keep the spirit of the Jessie Games alive.

 

Some scenes from last year’s delivery program!

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From the Prayer at The Jessie Games:

We thank God for everyone gathered here, for with your love and grace we have come together to celebrate Jessie. As humans we tend to look to our elders for wisdom and knowledge. But You brought us Jessie and she taught us love, laughter and that to live life is to celebrate in it. Her lessons continue as she brings us together in service of others. In honoring Jessie, please bless all who help and give hope to those in need.

 

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From the Prayer at The Jessie Games:

We thank God for everyone gathered here, for with your love and grace we have come together to celebrate Jessie. As humans we tend to look to our elders for wisdom and knowledge. But You brought us Jessie and she taught us love, laughter and that to live life is to celebrate in it. Her lessons continue as she brings us together in service of others. In honoring Jessie, please bless all who help and give hope to those in need.

 

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From the Prayer at The Jessie Games:

We thank God for everyone gathered here, for with your love and grace we have come together to celebrate Jessie. As humans we tend to look to our elders for wisdom and knowledge. But You brought us Jessie and she taught us love, laughter and that to live life is to celebrate in it. Her lessons continue as she brings us together in service of others. In honoring Jessie, please bless all who help and give hope to those in need.

 

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From the Prayer at The Jessie Games:

We thank God for everyone gathered here, for with your love and grace we have come together to celebrate Jessie. As humans we tend to look to our elders for wisdom and knowledge. But You brought us Jessie and she taught us love, laughter and that to live life is to celebrate in it. Her lessons continue as she brings us together in service of others. In honoring Jessie, please bless all who help and give hope to those in need.