At your place of business, school, or office, your participants, who are normally required to wear business attire or uniform, can make a donation (usually between $5-$10) and in return, wear jeans for a day, week, or however long you designate. Your company, school, etc. selects the start and end date they would like to participate.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose approximately 100 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented. All of The Jason Foundation’s educational programs are provided at no-cost. $.96 of every dollar raised goes directly to provide educational materials and seminars across America.
Your participants wear their favorite pair of jeans to work (no holes please). The Jeans 4 Jason coordinator collects the donations and then sends the donations back to The Jason Foundation. Each employee decides if they want to participate or not, and this event should be completely voluntary.
Jason Flatt was an average 16 year-old student. He loved sports and played football for his high school. He was active in his youth group at church and had a lot of friends. He had no drug or alcohol problems. He had an older brother, John, and two loving parents, Clark and Connie. It seemed that he loved life and “had everything to live for.” However, on July 16, 1997, everything changed and Jason became a victim of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide.
From this tragedy, The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI, as our friends call us) was created by Jason’s family and friends. JFI set out to provide information, tools, and resources that could help friends, family, and educators better identify at-risk behavior and know how to help when someone turns to them hurting, considering suicide. Ultimately, JFI wanted to prevent the tragedy that took Jason far too soon from his family and friends.
From day one, JFI has been dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. JFI has never charged a school, educator, church, youth group, or community that they provide programs and services for. This assures that “lack of funding” is never the sole deciding factor of who can receive these life-changing / life-saving programs and resources. From a kitchen table start-up, JFI is now considered to be a national leader in youth suicide awareness and prevention.
JFI is averaging providing services for over 1 million participants annually – so this is a huge financial challenge each year. Please help JFI raise funds by donating/participating in your “Jeans4Jason” event so we can continue to raise awareness of youth suicide, both in your community and around our great nation. $.96 of every dollar goes directly to support our programs. Suicide is PREVENTABLE! With your help, we can save more lives.
Although Clark, Connie, and John will never hug Jason again, they can, and will, along with the entire JFI staff, work alongside you…perhaps to save your friend, your neighbor’s child, a relative, or even your own son or daughter.
This downloadable kit includes flyers for you to hang on the walls, sticker templates for you to print your own stickers, a sign-up sheet, and general information flyers about the Jason Foundation.
There are 2 options:
Option 1. Help keep the cost of materials down and maximize all donations by downloading the kit from jeans4jason.com. The downloadable includes flyers for you to hang on the walls, sticker templates for you to print your own stickers, and general information flyers about The Jason Foundation.
Option 2.Contact us to receive printed flyers by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The printed kit will include flyers, stickers, and general information brochures about The Jason Foundation.
Send an email blast to your contact list. Additionally, hang the Jeans4Jason flyers around the Jeans4Jason event location.
Your school or business should designate a contact person or coordinator. Their name will need to be added to the contact flyer that is included in the printed and downloadable kit. You will need to fill it out and hang it up in your break room or common area.
Be sure to like The Jason Foundation on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter. Share our post with your followers and friends and encourage them to follow The Jason Foundation too! Together we can save lives!
Contact us by emailing your question to email@example.com or call us at 615-264-2323 or toll-free @ 888.881.2323.
After your Jeans 4 Jason Day, the contact person or coordinator will send all money raised back to:
The Jason Foundation, Inc. c/o J4J
18 Volunteer Dr.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Please have all checks made out The Jason Foundation, Inc. and please put Jeans4Jason and your company name in the memo field. Please do not send cash! Our preferred method to receive monetary donations is by certified check or money order. Please convert any miscellaneous cash or change into a single check or money order. Once we receive your donation, we will send you a certificate back displaying the amount of the generous donation for you to display.
We recommend that your participants be given a sticker to wear on their shirt during the Jeans4Jason event. A sticker is included in both the downloadable and printed kits.
You can direct your staff, students, or employees to The Jason Foundation’s website: www.jasonfoundation.com. Additionally, in both of the kits, general information brochures will be included for you to display in your lobby or common area. We also encourage everyone to follow us on social media.
Help raise the profile of your organization by highlighting your fundraising efforts in your annual report, on your website, and/or in your local paper or trade magazine. Consider making this an annual event.
As a thanks for your employees', students’, or staffs’ participation and support, your company will be featured on our website and social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Please send us pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org from your event so we can acknowledge accordingly. Also, use the hashtag #jeans4jason when posting your own pictures to your social media accounts.
We encourage all companies to match the amount of money raised by the employees participating in Jeans4Jason event. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about tax deductions, email email@example.com. We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non profit.
There is no need to pre-register with us in order to hold your Jeans4Jason fundraiser. If you do decide to participate and hold one, we’d appreciate knowing ahead of time so we can publicize your participation on our social media sites. #wewanttogiveyoucredit
We will gladly accept additional donations from your customers, parents, employees, or staff during your Jeans4Jason event or anytime of the year. Please make checks payable as follows: The Jason Foundation, Inc. c/o J4J, 18 Volunteer Dr., Hendersonville, TN 37075. Additionally, donations can be made by credit card using our online provider. You can do that by going to our website at www.jeans4jason.com and clicking on DONATE NOW.
Help your company meet its corporate civic responsibility targets by raising money to support The Jason Foundation’s efforts to combat suicide and bring awareness to the community.
Start the weekend a bit earlier by wearing jeans and having some fun in the office. This event is sure to raise morale!
The successful beginning of any fundraising event begins with a creative idea that not only can generate revenue, but will also excite both the donors and the participants. You might even give the department, group, or individual extra credit (if a school), pizza party (church group), or some extra time off (company or business).
Jason was my youngest son. He was an average 16-year old. He got mostly B’s on his report card, and he loved sports; especially football. He was active in his youth group and he had a lot of friends. Jason was the one who was always up for going places and trying new things. From all appearances…my son loved life.
But on July 16th in 1997, everything changed. My son, Jason became a statistic of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. In trying to come to terms with what happened, I began researching youth suicide. The statistics were, and still are, very alarming. Did you know that on average, over 100 young people this week will become victims of youth suicide? Unfortunately, it was not until after his tragic death that I learned about the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. Most people are not aware that suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-24 only surpassed by “unintentional injuries.”
Shortly following Jason’s death, a small group of family and friends decided that Jason’s death would not just become another “silent” statistic of this “Silent Epidemic.” It was then that The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) was founded and officially began its work of providing programs and resources addressing the public health issue of youth suicide (www.jasonfoundation.com).
From day ONE, we have never charged a school, educator, church, youth group or community to whom we contract to provide programs and services. This assures that “lack of funding” is never the sole deciding factor of who can receive these life-changing / life-saving programs and resources. The Jason Foundation is averaging providing services for over 1 million participants annually – so this is a huge financial challenge each year.
Please help JFI raise funds by donating/participating in your “Jeans4Jason” event so we can continue to raise awareness of youth suicide, both in your community and around our great nation. $.96 of every dollar goes directly to support our programs. Suicide is PREVENTABLE! With your help, we can save more lives.
I will never hug my son again, but I can and will work alongside you…perhaps to save your friend, your neighbor’s child, a relative or even your own son or daughter.
Thank you for your support of any kind,
President of The Jason Foundation Inc.
and Jason's Dad
Talking about suicide
Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
A deepening depression
Preoccupation with death
Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior
Out of character behavior
A loss of interest in the things one cares about
Visiting or calling people one cares about
Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order
Giving prized possessions away
Gay and Lesbian youth
Learning disabled youth
Youth with low self- esteem
Students in serious trouble
Abused, Molested or Neglected Youth
Parental history of violence, substance abuse, or divorce
You may be the first and last person to see these signs in a young person.
Would you know how to respond if you recognized your friend may be thinking about suicide?
Download our FREE "A Friend Asks" App now by clicking HERE. It is available for both Android and Apple phones.
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).