JDS Creative Academy is in the spirit of #Giving Tuesday


TEMECULA – With the holidays approaching and bringing in some much-needed warmth, thankfulness and good cheer, nonprofits are working overtime to ensure that those they serve will experience some goodwill through this challenging time.

In the “Spirit” of giving, JDS Creative Academy is taking the phrase, “It is better to give than to receive” to heart. The hashtag #JDSFamily is encompassing this feeling and participating in hashtag #GivingTuesday. The national day of generosity is an opportunity to positively impact the community and help those who may need an extra hand.

Hashtag #GivingTuesday occurs this year, Dec. 1, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It’s a day to acknowledge the power of giving, volunteerism and simple acts of kindness. Residents are welcomed to join JDS Creative Academy on this day when communities and businesses come together to support the greater good. To support this national day of giving, start by sharing the good news of the hashtag #GivingTuesday campaign, help a loved one or neighbor, and if you are able, make a donation to your favorite supported cause. Every donation and act of kindness counts.

As a nonprofit, there are several ways residents can help JDS Creative Academy that don’t have to involve a monetary contribution. They can share JDS Creative Academy’s cause and follow JDSCA on social media then like, comment and share. Subscribe and watch JDSCA’s local news and information TV shows, “Spirit Of Innovation” and “SOI Update.”

Their main show, “Spirit of Innovation” is an award-winning magazine-style news and information program. “Spirit of Innovation” is our gift to the community to be informed and empowered with local, regional need-to-know information.

JDS Creative Academy is honored that Stromsoe Insurance is sharing their mission for the month of December in their featured Nonprofit-of-the-Month Program. If you or your business is in need of insurance, the nonprofit encouraged residents to consider them. For every referral that comes their way, they will donate $20 to nonprofit JDS Creative Academy. Call the Stromsoe Insurance Total Protection Team at 951-600-5751 or email insure@siaonline.com for more information.

The purpose of JDS Creative Academy is to provide career pathways and opportunities in visual, performing and digital arts for youth, teens and adults. The nonprofit hosts an array of creative classes for K-12, meeting the California Education VAPA Code and vendors with all the Charter Schools in Southern California. Enrollment for 2021 classes are open; scriptwriting, backstage production, acting, musical theater, fashion design and photography are offered virtually and in-person.

JDSCA also has a specifically designed program to provide services to adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. Did you know that in 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that only 19.3% of persons with a disability were employed? JDSCA is determined to make this number grow with their job-training program.

Attending their events is another way to support their causes. Watch the “Willy Wonka Zoomsical,” being sent directly to registered inboxes. Subscribe to their newsletter on their website, http://www.jdscreativeacademy.org.

The 2021 DigiFest Temecula dates were just announced for April 16-18, 2021. This annual event will take place virtually and in-person, if possible. The citywide acclaimed event is embarking on its fifth year. The DigiFest Committee is already in planning sessions, and volunteers are always welcome. Competition submissions open Jan. 1, 2021. More information about JDS Creative Academy events and DigiFest can be found on their websites, http://www.jdscreativeacademy.org and http://www.DigiFestTemecula.org.

Everyone at JDSCA looks forward to “feeling” the community’s kindness on hashtag #GivingTuesday. The organization said that together, we can make a difference. Whatever the holidays look like, JDS Creative Academy hoped they will be filled with happiness and health.

Submitted by JDS Creative Academy.