The Joy Committee

Pay it forward, spread kindness! 


for animals


those in need


For less fortunate

 The Joy Committee is a non-profit 5013c organization devoted to passionately advocating for the hungry, rescuing animals from euthanasia, helping people in need, promoting random acts of kindness, supporting the elderly.  Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. 

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

Join Us

Search our adoptable dogs!!

Our Mission

We have some amazing dogs! We rescue from local kill shelters and put the time and effort into rehabilitating these dogs. Most dogs come out of the shelter with serious behavioral issues, we spend the time getting them ready for their forever homes. 

Locally,The Joy Committee is a vocal advocate for the hungry and displaced. We feed the homeless each week, save animals from euthanasia, visit to elderly and so much more. 

Hunger isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round food drive gets so much attention. Devote an afternoon to feeding the homeless with us and see firsthand the power of giving.

Spend a day giving!  

Spend a day volunteering at the Escambia Animal Shelter. Once a week The Joy Committee volunteers to the Escambia Animal Shelter walking and bathing dogs as well as helping with adoptions! Join our team and help some awesome dogs in need! 

Find your inner power by helping others

Meet Our Team

Katie Kelly 

Pediatric RN and founder. Volunteer Coordinator, Marketing director 

  • Feed the homeless
  • Visit Nursing Homes
  • Rescue Animals
  • Volunteer a day to spread happiness

Hope in Action

Karen Hanner 

Animal Intake coordinator 

Sara Rios

Homeless advocate and assistant director