Bags of joy

our story

It started with Joy...

A few months after Joy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, she was sitting with her sisters during chemo. She was discussing how thankful she was for the amazing support system she was surrounded by. Joy began thinking about all those that would be at the infusion center around the holidays and a little idea popped into her head: "What if we brought a little JOY to those going through cancer treatment the week of Thanksgiving?" Little did she know asking her community for a few hand sanitizers, fuzzy socks, travel lotions, Kleenex and some lotto scratchers would turn into hundreds of Bags of JOY being delivered to the Cancer Center over the next few months. More and more donations came in and Bringing JOY came to Life.

Joy's hope for Bringing JOY is to bring a little JOY to those diagnosed with cancer and remind them they are not alone and others are thinking of them...One Little Bag at a Time.

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The Board

Nicholas Davis

Board Member

Nicholas is former teacher and ran an Illinois based nonprofit for four years.

Aaron Harmon


Aaron is the Treasurer of Bringing JOY. He is also a Senior Vice President and IL Branch Manager with Chubb.

Cindy Lattimer


Cindy serves as the Secretary of Bringing JOY. She is also a Senior Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay.

Jeff Lattimer

Board Member

Jeff is a Board Member of Bringing JOY. He is also a Financial Advisor and Partner with Edward Jones in Naperville.