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Together, Making a Difference

With the holidays approaching and bringing in some much-needed warmth, thankfulness and good cheer, we know nonprofits are working overtime to ensure that those they serve will experience some goodwill through this challenging time. In the “Spirit” of giving, we are taking the phrase, “it is better to give than to receive” to heart. The #JDSFamily is encompassing this feeling and participating in #GivingTuesday! The national day of generosity is an opportunity to positively impact the community and help those who may need an extra hand.

#GivingTuesday occurs this year on December 1, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It’s a day to acknowledge the power of giving, volunteerism and simple acts of kindness. Please 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 #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 ourselves, there are several ways to help us that don’t have to involve a monetary contribution. You can share JDS Creative Academy’s worthy 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. Our 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.

All of us at JDS Creative Academy are honored that Stromsoe Insurance is sharing our mission for the month of December in their featured Nonprofit-of-the-Month Program. If you or your business is in need of insurance, please consider them. JDSCA is a client of Stromsoe, and we highly recommend their services. 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 for more information.

Here at JDS Creative Academy, our purpose 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 theatre, 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 percent of persons with a disability were employed? JDSCA is determined to make this number grow and our job-training program works to do just that. In today’s changing world, inclusiveness is more vital now than ever before.

Attending our events is another way you can support our causes. A great opportunity to do so is to watch our Willy Wonka Zoomsical, being sent directly to your inbox. If we don’t have your email, subscribe to our newsletter on our website, Be sure to stay tuned because we have another production in the works for the Holidays.

Just announced: DigiFest Temecula dates! The festival will take place on April 16, 17, & 18, 2021. This annual event will take place virtually and in-person, if able. This city-wide acclaimed event is embarking on its fifth year. The DigiFest Committee is already in planning sessions and volunteers are always welcome. Competition submissions open January 1, 2021. More information about JDS Creative Academy events and DigiFest can be found on their websites, and

Everyone at JDSCA looks forward to “feeling” your kindness on #GivingTuesday. The nonprofit hopes you will share how you celebrated and tag #JDSFamily on social media! This organization believes that together, we can make a difference. Whatever your holidays look like, we hope they are filled with happiness and health. Cheers and goodwill to all!