JCYF Van Giveaway Winner

We have a winner!! We would like to thank all of the organizations for participating in the JCYF van giveaway contest. We had 6 organizations competing for the van including the following: The Adopt a Dog on Prison Turf through the Madison Correctional Facilities, The Vernon Baptist Church, The Trinity Full Gospel Church, The STEPS All Star Dance Teams a non-profit, The First Christian Church and The Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department. It was a very tough decision but we felt it was a fair process. The board was asked to vote anonymously through an online voting process. The board did not discuss the organizations as a group or debate the needs of one organization over the other. The decision was so tough in fact the 8 member board had to vote 3 times in order to break the ties and determine a winner.

The board ultimately decided with a 5-3 vote for STEPS All star Dance Teams. STEPS was contacted the first week of October 2016 and owner, Sarah Arnold happily accepted the van. The youth foundation was fortunate to have had the van anonymously donated to us and it has been such a blessing for our organization the past 3 years. We are pleased that we are able to pay it forward to another youth serving organization in Jennings County. We wish all of the organizations the best of luck with their programs and transportation needs.

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STEPS All Star Dance Teams Owner Sarah Arnold 

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JCYF board members Sunshine Galliher, Kelly Hatton and teen volunteer Kayley Hanna with STEPS owner Sarah and Emerson Arnold 

JCYF Van Giveaway

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JCYF is giving away its van to a charitable group or local youth serving organization. If your charity, nonprofit, church, school (private or public), local rescue group, local fire house or other nonprofit / community service group needs a way to transport youth then we invite you to REGISTER to win the JCYF 7 passenger van.

To REGISTER you must do so online at www.jcyf.in/calendar.php. If you have trouble registering online, please call the JCYF office for assistance at 812-718-2088.  

Contest Information

Selecting the Winner

One winner will be selected and announced by the JCYF board of directors on or before 9/30/2016. Entrants will be judged on three criteria: 1. Service to the community 2. Impact on the youth in the Jennings County area 3. The need for the van.

The van will be presented to the winning group or organization AS IS and without any warranty, service or maintenance policy or guarantee by JCYF, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Inspection, repair and maintenance of the vehicle once accepted by the winner will be the sole responsibility of the winner, at the winner's expense. The winning group or organization will be responsible for paying all additional fees associated with the prize, including plates license, title and documentation. The winner must also provide proof of liability insurance coverage as required by state law. 

Conditions & Restrictions

By participating in this contest, each group or organization agrees: (i) that all decisions of the JCYF board of directors with respect to this contest are final, incontestable and binding; (ii) to release the JCYF board of directors from any and all claims in connection with the van giveaway and the receipt or use of the van, and to indemnify JCYF against any claim arising out of their use of the van; (iii) and to allow JCYF to use the winner's names, voices, photographs, likenesses, biographical material, or entry form used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this giveaway, without additional compensation.


JCYF is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the Internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches or for lost, stolen, deleted, garbled, misdelivered, incomplete or late nominations.

Van History

 In July of 2013, the Jennings County Youth Foundation (JCYF) received an ANONYMOUS donation of a Ford 7 passenger full size van. The youth at the 2nd annual summer Kids Camp enjoyed painting their handprints on the van with the help of JCHS Art Students. With the donation of this van, JCYF offered transportation to those youth not otherwise able to attend our programs.

The JCYF van has been a blessing to the foundation but after working with the Indiana Youth Institute and developing our strategic plan for the next 3 years, the foundation adopted a new mission to promote quality affordable activities for youth in Jennings County and new vision for the future is to partner with a broad network of organizations that meet the identified needs and interests of youth in the community. The youth foundation has made an impact in Jennings County the past several years with its three community-based programs, however these programs are currently being evaluated, phased out or passed onto other organizations that have the resources and staff to sustain them as part of our new strategic plan. As a result, the van is not being utilized as intended and so in June of 2016, the youth foundation's board of directors unanimously voted to donate the van to another youth serving organization in Jennings County.