Good Neighbors: Introducing Josslyn's Joyful Christmas

Josslyn Gee with Santa

Josslyn Gee with Santa

As a way to celebrate the life of her granddaughter, and mourn her loss, Jaunice Bowman asked her friends to do a random act of kindness in Josslyn's memory. Baby Josslyn Gee, the daughter of Jessica O'Hern and Michael Gee, passed away in June of this year. Grandma Jaunice began a Facebook page and beautiful kindnesses have flowed out to friends and neighbors through her efforts. 

Josslyn Gee
Our community really comes together when needed...
— Lisa Crawford

At the same time, Lisa Crawford and her Facebook resale community were looking for their annual community holiday project. When she saw Jaunice's acts of kindness for Baby Josslyn Gee, who passed away in June, she knew what she wanted to do. "On November 17th I asked the group to help adopt and donate a $5 gift to children of the local Head Start at the Armory which numbered 34 children. Within a day all children were adopted and more people wanted to help so we took on the Junior High Head Start and still more wanted to help. We adopted the Montpelier Head Start, totaling 72 children adopted for Christmas."

"Our community really comes together when needed," said Lisa. "We learned that in December 2011 when our house burnt down and we had nothing left. They took care of us, replacing our belongings and buying Christmas gifts for our oldest granddaughter." 

To connect with Jaunice and her community of Kindness, please visit Josslyn's Joyful Christmas. Do you have a Good Neighbor that you would like to nominate? Message us via our Facebook page or go to our contact page and fill out the form. We will get back to you with a response as soon as we can. Thanks in advance for participation!