One of the best things about John Dye's work is how he chose projects which contribute to the betterment of the human condition. He starred in the short film "Mother, Mother" (as Jeff, left) which benefited AIDS organizations and participated in "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium", an award-winning documentary seeking to prevent hate crimes. In addition, "Touched by an Angel" frequently featured various charitable groups. In that spirit, we at JABB will try to to do things to benefit charitable organizations. We heartily thank those who help out with that.
In the wake of Mr. Dye's passing, we remain committed to living compassionate lives in his honor. Currently, we plan to volunteer and engage in random acts of kindness on his birthday, January 31st, each year (and through out the year, of course.) We are also in the planning stages of a group meeting to include volunteerism and to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his birth.
The following statement appeared in John Dye's obituary and we encourage anyone wishing to donate in his honor to consider these groups:
In lieu of flowers, the Dye family suggests memorials to Amory Food Pantry, 123 S. Main, Amory, MS 38821, or the Youth Program at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1123 Veterans Legion Drive, Amory, MS 38821.
(NEMS360.com - Obituaries January 19 2011)
Other articles also mentioned John's dedication to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Thank you. And thank you, John Dye, for inspiring so much kindness and love.
In January 2010, JABB supported the efforts of UNICEF and the Red Cross following the Haitian Earthquake.
Due to security concerns, the JABB Store went members-only in 2007. However, if you've like to be kept informed of any charity fundraising we do through the Store, please email me and I will keep you updated.
In July of 2006, JABB dedicated itself to providing a hate-free online experience. We hope to help promote the hate-free message Mr. Dye so strongly supported and voiced in "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium." Please click here to read our official hate-free mission statement.
Introduced on January 31st, 2006, the For a Good Cause section of our store features products whose proceeds will go to various charities. Proceeds from the current products will go to AMFAR (AIDS Research) and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation. Please stop by and help us support these worthy causes!
All proceeds from our Store
from the month of January 2005 went to aid tsunami victims in Asia and
Africa. In September and October of 2005, proceeds from the Store went
to the Red Cross Hurricanes Katrina and Rita funds.
For the past few years, JABB has made a donation to a charity every Christmas. In the past we have supported:
JABB continues to promote suicide prevention awareness. Please visit CABB 3, CABB 6, or CABB 8 for a list of resources.