The Joy Project

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Elanah Nachman Hunger founded The Joy Project in 2009 as a way to honor the woman who inspired her most—her mother, Joy Nachman.

Elanah’s story:
I wanted to give my mother, Joy Nachman, something that would represent the extraordinary woman she is, but every gift paled in comparison to her. There was still more I wanted to do to recognize my wonderful mother. I wanted her to know that her children are caring and charitable individuals because of her. Out of gratitude for my mother, I wanted to recognize and appreciate other mothers who may be less fortunate. With an ambitious dream to pursue and a few phone calls, we were given the privilege to partner with Jewish Family Service and in 2009, The Joy Project was born. Since then, it has provided services to thousands of women and children in our community.

Our Sponsors

If you are interested in helping us make a difference in women’s lives by sponsoring The Joy Project, please contact Amy Newman at 248.592.2327 or