SJ Creations is proud to share their personal efforts towards improving the quality of life and education for others in their community and worldwide. Discover below all the charities that SJ Creations founders and team have whole-heartedly supported and continue to reach out to in a variety of ways.
Through their personal insight and desire to build support for breast cancer awareness, Rich and Sundi Yousko developed a specific product line by SJ Creations that would help spread awareness through healthy and safe PINK products that also give back to the Fight Against Breast Cancer.
The Yousko’s also make an annual monetary donation, which goes directly to the charities who support this cause.
International Relief Teams is a nonprofit, international relief organization dedicated to organizing volunteer teams to provide medical and non-medical assistance to the victims of disaster and profound poverty worldwide.
SJ Creations believes in the life changing efforts of the many programs that International Relief Teams provides. For more than 20 years, SJ Creations' founders have kept contributing through annual monetary donations and volunteer efforts to the IRT and their global efforts.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is truly the only on one-on-one mentoring program in the United States, and is the largest and oldest organization of its kind. As founder of SJ Creations and father to two girls, Rich Yousko can relate to the needed efforts to support youth and development.
SJ Creations has been involved with the San Diego Big Brothers Big Sisters for over four years, where Rich Yousko currently serves on the Board of Directors and executive committee. The SJ Creations Team has also supported BBBS-San Diego through volunteer efforts when an employee was matched as a big at Operation Bigs, employees also participated in fundraising efforts through the Cruise for Bigs program.
Serving Hands is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty throughout the world, including the border regions of Mexico. Since its inception in 1982, the group has raised funds to purchase shoes, backpacks, food, and blankets for almost 5,000 children, and 100% of all funds donated to the organization are directly passed on to help those in need.
Guided by values often found in a large, close family and by the acumen of successful business people, Serving Hands International continues to expand its mission to help the poor gain self-sufficiency, dignity and hope by assisting them with basic needs, medical assistance and opportunities for education and development.
Rich and Sundi Yousko, founders of SJ Creations, support SHI efforts through monetary donations, and have also supplied backpacks at cost for children in Mexico, handling all the details and logistics for SHI.
The vision of the University of San Diego Alumni Association is to engage alumni on behalf of students. One of the critical ways alumni can support students attending USD is through the Alumni Association's Scholarship Programs.
As an alumni member of the University of San Diego (1987) and founder of SJ Creations, Rich Yousko contributes financial support to the AASP through annual donations each year, which get applied towards awarding scholarships for deserving students trying to reach their educational objectives. He also gives back through time and effort by serving on the Board of Directors for the USD Alumni Association, where he has held a board position for more than eight years and was featured in the USD Magazine in an article, “That Attitude of Gratitude: Finding the connection between alumni and students reaps benefits for both,” by Carol Cujec.
Heart for Africa is a faith-based not-for-profit 501(c)3 charity. Working with their partners in Africa, Heart for Africa provides self sustainable homes for orphans and vulnerable children through long term programs and short term service trips that deliver quality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, social work, mentoring and education. They currently serve in two countries in Africa; Kenya and Swaziland
Good friends of SJ Creations, the McGraw family have been actively involved in the efforts of Heart for Africa and are an inspiration to all. Rich & Sundi are happy to provide financial assistance to the efforts of Heart for Africa and hope one day to travel to Kenya and Swaziland.