JOTS currently hosts parties for residents at Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility's Cornerstone located at 2525 Veterans Blvd. in Thibodaux, LA.
JJF's Cornerstone is a temporary and long-term treatment center for abused and neglected children and can house up to 27 residents. Cornerstone's caring staff of professionals addresses the needs of the children and provides them with a safe and nurturing environment. These children attend either W.S. Lafargue Elementary,West Middle School or Thibodaux High School. Currently there are 18 residents.
Congratulations to Corey Bailey! Corey is a former group home kid and has aged out of the foster care system. He was in and out of foster homes and resided at JJF's Cornerstone in Thibodaux for quite sometime.
We first met Corey when he was a freshman at Thibodaux High School. Teachers Coach Putt Bernard, Roxanne Oncale and Cammie Songe found out it was Corey's birthday and gave him a surprise party in their classroom at recess. Corey broke down and cried and said he never had such a celebration before.
This is how JOTS came about---seeing how such a small gesture can bring joy and love!
As a student, Corey had his ups and downs---but in his senior year, he became a leader in football and off the field as well! In the above photo, Corey is leading his senior class in the Alma Mater and fight song, along with Coach Putt and Ms.Cammie Songe
It does take a village to raise a child...and as any foster child who struggles, Corey was blessed with educational mentors, foster parents and a caring community.
Corey attended Nicholls State University for one year and is currently in the U.S. Army.
May God continue to bless and watch over him!
Johnny on the Spot (JOTS) Birthdays brings the magic of birthday parties, graduation celebrations and other special events to children living in shelters and group homes.
JOTS started in 2012 in memory of Johnny Achee who died at the age of 48 in a tragic accident. Johnny's love for his children and grandchildren lives on as JOTS delivers hope, compassion and smiles.
Currently JOTS hosts parties for children who reside in Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility 's Cornerstone located in Thibodaux, LA. and donates to MacDonell's Children's Home in Houma, LA.
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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, located in Thibodaux, donated an overwhelming amount of new towels, sheets, toiletries, socks, tshirts, DVDs, art supplies, Christian items, birthday bags--plus more than $2,000 to JOTS during the past two years. A huge THANK YOU to Fr. Mike and his parishioners!
Through the magic of birthday parties, graduation celebrations and other special events, JOTS brings hope and love to children living in group homes and shelters.
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Thanks to the First Methodist Church of Thibodaux, Nicholls State University Tri Sigma Sorority, Nicholls FACS Dept., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, and friends of JOTS for sponsoring JOTS Jingles and Christmas day lunch for the kids at JJF's Cornerstone and MacDonell Children's Home!
Boys and girls were excited to receive special gifts from their Santa wish list!