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JJ's Legacy

Inspiring Kern County to Donate Life

BAKERSFIELD, CA   |  jjslegacy.org

Mission

The mission of JJ's Legacy is to honor Jeffrey Johns by educating Kern County residents on the value and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, increasing the number of registered donors, and providing compassionate support to donor and recipient families.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder and Donor Mother

Lori Malkin

Main address

P.O. BOX 12793

BAKERSFIELD, CA 93389 USA

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EIN

27-3546375

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

JJ's Legacy is the only Kern County nonprofit to support the local organ donor/recipient community. In 2022, there were 350 individuals on the organ transplant list. Our education and outreach programs are designed to increase the number of registered organ, eye, and tissue donors to support this great need. Individuals who are in need of an organ transplant, are currently on the transplant waiting list, or are post-transplant must travel to Los Angeles for much of their care. We have grant programs available to defray these costs. The overall physical and emotional well-being of our beneficiaries is always top of mind. JJ's Legacy's has developed Care Programs which includes nutrition assistance (fresh food boxes) to those on the recipient list. We also provide Comfort Rooms at all area hospitals for donor families to provide a safe, private environment for families to discuss the organ donation process with social workers and transplant coordinators.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Financial Assistance to the Organ Recipient Community

JJ’s Legacy offers financial support for Kern County Residents who are waiting for an organ donation and to those who are are post-transplant.

Financial Assistance Programs:
Gas/Transportation Assistance for out-of-town medical appointments. These grants are available to those who apply and meet the criteria.
Medical Assistance Grants. These grants are available to those who are pre or post organ transplant and may be used to defray the costs of medical visits, lab work, prescription medication, and temporary housing. It is available to those who apply and meet the criteria.

Population(s) Served

JJ's Legacy has multiple programs designed to educate the Kern County community about the importance of becoming an organ donor.

The Got The Dot Leadership Program educates Kern High School students about the importance of registering as an Organ, eye and tissue donor when applying for a drivers license or ID at the DMV.

Donate Life Month (April) educates Kern County residents about the importance of becoming an organ donor. We educate through PSA's, Health Fair booths. guest speaking engagements at Hospitals and High Schools, and events to encourage organ donor registration.

Population(s) Served

JJ's Legacy has multiple programs to support the organ donor/recipient communities.

Our bilingual Community Outreach Coordinator works with individuals in need of a transplant or are post-transplant to assess needs. The Coordinator also works with local dialysis centers, blood banks, and medical practices to educate them on our program resources and encourage referrals to our nonprofit for support.

Comfort Rooms are now available in all Kern County hospitals. These rooms are a safe place for families whose loved one has passed. Social workers and transplant coordinators are able to comfort the family and walk through the organ donation process privately.

Comfort Bears are available to children who are currently on a transplant list or who are post-transplant. The bears symbolize hope and reassure young patients that they are never alone in their journey.

Our Legacy of Human Kindness program recognizes local Organ Donors at the Rose Bowl Parade and in town.

Population(s) Served

We provide fresh food boxes to members in the organ recipient community. Eating a healthy diet helps keep the body healthier while awaiting a transplant and after an organ transplant. Applications for the program are available on our website.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
People with disabilities
Chronically ill people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of JJ's Legacy is to honor Jeffrey Johns by educating Kern County residents on the value and importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, increasing the number of registered donors, and providing compassionate support to donor and recipient families.

Community outreach, education, and offering financial assistance

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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JJ's Legacy

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Nimisha Amin

Nephrologist, Southwest Pediatrics

Term: 2021 - 2023

Lori Malkin

Donor Mom

Nimisha Amin

Nephrologist, Southwest Pediatrics

Paul Anspach

Pandol Brothers

Bob Malkin

Stepfather of Jeffrey Johns, Miramar International Realty

Timothy Osborn

Osborn Law

Brian Mullhofer

Famous Vineyards/Sun Pacific

Justin Salters

President and Founder, Hey Salty

Leigh Pozas

Owner, Fit Zone

Cyrus Mojibi

San Joaquin Refining Company

Sr. Judy Morasci

Retired, Vice President of Mission Integration, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield

Tom Mone

CEO, One Legacy

Sean Tieu

AVP, Relationship Manager, Citizens Business Bank

Heather Van Housen

Patient Care, Adventist Health, Bakersfield

Chris McGlasson

CEO, Lanpro Systems, Inc.

Lisa Carbajal

Business Development Manager, Tri Counties Bank

Anthony Black-Eggleston

Regional Manager of Spiritual Care, Mercy and Memorial Hospitals

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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