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.
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.
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.
Relay for Life is a global event held each year in over 20 countries, with more than 4 million participants, to raise much needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay for Life movement. The relay is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk, where teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track. Sundi, Rich and their daughters support this organization financially and have also participated in the Carlsbad (2013) and Encinitas (2014) relays. For the Yousko’s, this is a fantastic family and community opportunity to Celebrate; Remember and Fight Back!
Cross Connection Outreach (CCO) is a nonprofit organization that trains and disciples nationals, aides in medical and disaster relief, well drilling, educational and sports programs and mice-financing projects in remote destinations. CCO is dedicated to providing solar powered, audio versions of the bible to the people of Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, and the Philippines, delivered in their native tongue. These efforts empower nationals to rise above their circumstances as well as to hear the Bible in their own language and share it with others in their community on a daily basis.
Sundi and Rich provide support to CCO and hope to one day travel to visit Luke and Kristen and learn firsthand about their incredible work.
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.