Build Good Will for Your Company With One of Our Programs

A Read-A-Thon at Your Favorite School
  • Benefit hospitalized children
  • Expand literacy skills
  • Encourage character development
Smiles for Kids With Cancer
  • Help give a 'Jester' book & doll to each of the 15,700 children who will be diagnosed with cancer this year
Smiles for Kids in Need
  • Benefit hospitalized children
  • Expand literacy skills
  • Encourage character development
A Smile Cart for Your Favorite Hospital
  • Help provide diversion from pain
  • Wholesome entertainment
  • Emotional support

Special Projects

In addition to Read-A-Thons, Jester fans have found many creative and enjoyable ways to give Jester Has Lost His Jingle books and Jester & Pharley Dolls dolls to ill children in their community.

Among them:

  • Burbank Temple Emanu El Preschool Trike-A-Thon
  • Harrison Lennertz’s Generous 8th Birthday Gift
  • Meg Milligan’s East Coast Project
  • Janis & Oscar Roberts and Karen Luke Jackson

Call us at 310-544-4733 with your creative ideas to bring Jester smiles to children in your neighborhood.

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The Jester has such a positive impact on all our patients and it fits right in with our literacy program at CHLA. Most of the time, hospitalized children don’t feel like reading but in this case, it becomes healing.”

Wendi Kellaris, Manager, Volunteer Services, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

“I would like to thank Comcast for sponsoring this Jester & Pharley Read-A-Thon so that McKinley students can make a difference in the lives of many children.”

Lydia Adidjaja, 2nd Grade Teacher, McKinley Elementary, San Jose, CA

“We want to thank Vistas for Children, Inc. for bringing this innovative and creative mobile cart to our clinic. It will allow children to transport themselves from the expected regimen of their therapy to the magical world of The Jester. Siblings will enjoy the humorous dolls and books while their sister or brother is receiving treatment. Parents will enjoy the quiet time while their children are entranced with The Jester and its inspirational message.”

Jill Gisselere, Director of Development, Pediatric Therapy Network, Torrance, CA

“I would like to thank the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California for making it possible for Dooley students to participate in this inspiring literacy program.”

Julie Nyssen, Principal, Dooley Elementary, Long Beach, CA

“I want to thank the Norris Foundation for providing children and families with copies of The Jester that offers a charismatic fusion of the realities of serious life events and the human capacity for resilience. The Jester encourages families to search for hope, love, and laughter that exist even when possibilities seem limited and life appears dim.”

--Caroline Bright, Children’s Program Coordinator, Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, Central Maine Medical Center

“The assistance of companies like Disneyland Cast Community Fund to this valuable program has provided such a positive impact on the students at Woodbury. As principal of Woodbury I was both impressed and proud of the students’ outstanding efforts.”

Edith Smith, Prncipal, Woodbury Elementary, Garden Grove, CA