Helping those less fortunate
“I’ve always wanted to get more involved in the community,” says Josh Taylor, Director of Marketing for SIXINCH. “Recently, I’ve watched my friend Ricky Smith of #RAKE do some amazing things in his community and when my 9-year old decided to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation by shaving her head, I knew I had to step up my community service efforts.”
“Josh called me and said, I know it’s last minute but what can we do to get our girls together and help make a difference,” says TJ Jorgenson, Founding Partner for TJ21 Media Group. “I said whatever it is, I’m in – let’s do it!”
Each bag included a sandwich, crackers, and a personal note of encouragement. Once all of the bags were complete, the team drove around South Bend, Indiana, and distributed to those in need. “It was an amazing feeling to not only help others but to have my daughters by my side doing it! The world needs more people to care and it starts with showing our youth how to do that,” says Taylor.
At the end of the day, more than 70 bags were delivered throughout the area and multiple people’s lives were affected. “We can always do more, but doing something is the first step,” says Jorgenson.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Worldwide, 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and diabetes combined. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to change these realities. By working closely with leading pediatric oncologists, we determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.
About TJ21 Media Group
Our founder, TJ Jorgensen, began his professional marketing career at the age of 18, as an intern at Burch, Inc. in Benton Harbor, Michigan working with clients like JB Hunt. By the age of 21, he took another jump, learning the sign and graphic industry in St. Joseph, Michigan before starting his own small sign business in Berrien Springs, Michigan. His dedication to clients back then meant staying up all night for a $50 project. He was labeled the guy that would go to any extent to serve his client. Fast forward over 25 years and the passion and drive is even stronger.
Today, he serves only you, the client. TJ21 Media Group is a media marketing agency located in downtown South Bend, Indiana. Our prime area of focus is video production – including live multi-camera broadcasting – web development, social media marketing, graphic design and marketing representation, however with our strong team of passionate staff members we are here to serve all of your marketing needs.
Helping people has continued to be a passion for the founder, Ricky Smith, over the years. Raised in the Cleveland suburbs of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, Ricky possessed a need to excite the world with his off-kilter wit and eagerness to help the needy any way he could. Through his routine charitable actions, Ricky possessed a sense of randomness. From giving random umbrellas on a rainy day to offering prime time sporting tickets to absolute strangers, Ricky wanted to create experiences for people while giving back.