The “WHY” behind JTI is to GROW CREATIVITY, in our team, in our community, and in the world. Our team is always looking for ways we can use our creative talents for good. The spaces we create have a lasting effect on the daily lives of the people who use them.
Well designed interiors have the ability to inspire, transform, excite and invigorate. As creatives, we’re accountable for encouraging others in the spaces we design and by our actions. Creativity can grow like wildfire if you fan the flame! This belief is what drives JTI to make a difference in our global community.
We’re fortunate enough to live in a corner of the world that’s a melting pot for many cultures. Giving of our time, talent and treasure creates a multi-generational ripple effect. We utilize our resources to make a difference in our global community.
LEADERSHIP BROWARD + URBAN FARMING INSTITUTE
COMMON GROUND GARDEN
In June of 2019, Jaclyn graduated with the Leadership Broward Class of XXXVII! Their group project was a labor of love over the nine months of the LB37 Class. The fruits of the group’s labor paid off though as they won both the class choice award AND the community choice award where $1,000 is donated to Urban Farming Institute as a result! What’s even more exciting is that the City Manager committed to build four more of these accessible gardens in Broward County!
In January 2019 Jewel Toned Interiors joined forces with Showering Love, a non-profit organization that
was created to restore dignity and hope to people experiencing homelessness with weekly showers to
inspire the desire for self-sufficiency, in the #LittleBottlesBigChange movement to help provide toiletries
to the homeless of our community. Over six weeks, JTI collected toiletry bottles and were able to completely cover our conference table!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Another annual tradition for our office is the Habitat for Humanity Women Build, an opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. Under the guidance of construction professionals, and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners, this event teaches women how to build and construct a home for a family in need. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that you share.
THE SALVATION ARMY
RED SHIELD REDESIGN BASH
Each year The Salvation Army recruits talented “ReDesigners” from the community who shop thrift stores, yard sales or grandma’s attic to find a “design challenged” piece of furniture in need of help. Before the event, they restore, redesign, rehabilitate or repurpose the piece. The redesigners donate the piece to The Salvation Army to be judged by our celebrity guest host. Pieces are auctioned off during the event, with proceeds going to support The Salvation Army’s new Open Door Project.
NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP
In Summer of 2017, Joy, Jaclyn and Devin traveled to Nicaragua to volunteer at the Carolina de Sirker School. They got to complete THREE large wall murals while in Nicaragua that will provide something to inspire and brighten up the otherwise dull walls of the school. This way the children of Nicaragua will have a piece of our hearts and art forever. We wanted to create something that would not only be beautiful, but also allow the art to interact with the students.
THE SALVATION ARMY
CHRISTMAS TREE ANGELS
The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Angel Tree program has become an annual tradition for JTI.
Each Gem buys a gift for a child that otherwise wouldn’t have something to open during the holiday season. We’d love for you to join us in our effort! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sponsoring an Angel for our tree this year! #DoingTheMostGood
Taylor's Closet's Mission is to create a community in which girls will be empowered to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. Taylor’s Closet trains and encourages student leaders to maximize their potential and to lead their peers.
They engage the girls who attend the club in a healthy dialogue about important issues that affect each of their lives and conduct workshops focused on design and art to help girls unlock their creative talents while creating a safe place for students to share some of the struggles they are experiencing.
Taylor’s Closet offers a shopping experience via their mobile store called the Bloom Bus. They park the mobile store outside the high school every week, and allow the girls to shop for brand new designer clothing - all for free - as another way to make them feel loved and valued.