Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75205


Kendal Kramer

Why Your Gift Matters

  • $45 pays for school supplies and a backpack for 1 child.
  • $500 pays for 42 new children’s books for our classrooms.
  • $1,500 pays for annual, required training for 4 classroom teachers.
  • $2,500 pays for an early childhood family educator for 1 family. 
  • $5,000 pays for 5 early childhood classroom computers.
  • $10,000 pays for scholarships for 7 children to have a safe place to learn while their parents work or attend school. 


The first annual Great Big JAM is a fun event for children, parents and grandparents. The JAM promotes family literacy by featuring story-telling and a performance by Eric Litwin,  #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pete the Cat and The Nuts, and great activities for kids including crafts, balloon artists and face painters. Kids are invited to wear their favorite pajamas, enjoy breakfast and engage in philanthropy by bringing a pair of new pajamas for a disadvantaged young child served by ChildCareGroup.


Eric Litwin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and  three follow-up adventures. He is also the author of the new musical series The Nuts. Eric performs all over the world and is a popular keynote speaker on interactive literacy. He is also co-founder of the Learning Groove.


Most importantly, the Great Big JAM benefits ChildCareGroup, a nonprofit organization providing safe, quality, early childhood education for the youngest and neediest children in Dallas County. For 114 years, ChildCareGroup has been delivering affordable early care and education programs so parents can work or attend school and lift their families out of poverty. We touch the lives of more than 40,000 children, parents and early childhood teachers every year. Donations, sponsorships, and volunteer support for the Great Big JAM are vital to our mission.