by Shelby Durden
Jacksonville University Intern
When it comes to volunteering, Christine Jump has done it all. Christine is a lifetime volunteer and she has inspired others to dedicate themselves to a lifetime of volunteering. Her son, Tyler Jump, started his own non-profit when he was just 8 years old. Tyler’s Tabs started by collecting soda pop tops and turning them in for cash to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Christine continues to serves on his board.
With the leadership of Tyler and Christine the non-profit has grown leaps and bounds and is about more than just collecting can tabs now. They organize meals, supply drives, and cleaning days at Ronald McDonald House. They have helped the Ronald McDonald House tremendously and they do not show signs of stopping anytime soon!
Christine has also used her passion for helping others by encouraging teens to succeed and make a difference. She works with teens by encouraging them to volunteer, setting up volunteer activities, helping students prepare college applications and by giving them interview lessons. Christine is the driving force behind many of Orange Park High School’s student activities including Students Working against Tobacco, Orange Park High School Volunteers at the Memorial Day 5K Run Fundraiser, organizing SWATs Education Events, collecting undies for Dignity U Wear and scheduling volunteer days at the Ronald McDonald House. All of the events that she has facilitated have been a huge success and have continued to get more people involved in our community.
Christine Jump is a kind hearted person who exemplifies how a selfless leader should act. She leads by example and her drive to see kids succeed in whatever path they decide upon is an inspiration to all. The Jacksonville area is a better place because of volunteers like Christine.
Christine is the recipient of the 2016 HandsOn Mentoring Award. Join Christine and other community volunteers at Celebrate GOOD on April 17th from 2-6 at Friendship Fountain. Sign up for free tickets at celebrategood.org.