Crescent Cities Jaycees Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization. The Crescent Cities Jaycees Foundation does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religion or disability in the admission or access to its programs,
services or activities.
The Crescent Cities Jaycees Foundation was established in
1983 to provide a variety of community services to organizations
and individuals in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The Foundation provides direct service programs, meeting facilities,
and financial assistance to area Senior Citizens clubs, local
Scouting programs, Boys and Girls clubs,
and many other non-profit community service organizations.
In 1985, the Crescent Cities Jaycees Foundation established the Jaycees Oxon Hill Community Center. Located on 14 acres
of property leased from the Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission,
the center is home to many civic and non-profit groups, as
well as providing low cost meeting and banquet space for receptions,
conferences and private parties.
In September of
1986, the Foundation began their “Food and
Friendship” program for the elderly in which hundreds of seniors per month from local senior centers
are provided a hot lunch, educational programs, recreation,
and entertainment. Since then, over 25,000 meals have been
served free of charge to the elderly, courtesy of the Jaycees
Food and Friendship Program.
the Foundation purchased and renovated a child day care center
in Camp Springs at a cost of over $500,000.
This model facility, which is licensed to serve up to 114
children and infants per day, offers safe and affordable child
From 1989 to present, the Foundation’s
Grants and Community Programs have contributed more than five
million dollars to hundreds of non-profit community organizations
in the Prince George’s County area.
Spanning the spectrum of community needs from handicapped
children to Special Olympics to senior citizens, the grants
in one way or another touch the lives of thousands of individuals.
Many of these groups have relied almost completely on funding
from the Foundation to support their community activities.
In 1991, the Foundation helped develop and
funded the Crescent Cities Adult Medical Day Care Center.
Built in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene, the Prince George's County Department
of Aging and Senior Network, Inc., this model facility is
staffed by medical professionals and provides daytime care
for 87 functionally impaired elderly persons per week. At
that time, it was the first adult medical day care facility
in Southern Prince George's County.
In 1993, the Jaycees Foundation formed Crescent Cities Charities, Inc.,
a 501(C)3 non profit organization.
The mission of Crescent Cities Charities is to address the
health, welfare, and social concerns of the citizens of Prince George's County. To this end,
Crescent Cities Charities purchased the former Leland Memorial Hospital in Riverdale for $1.3
million with money supplied by the Jaycees Foundation.
Because of its non-profit status, construction financing was
made possible when Crescent Cities Charities obtained $9.7
million in financing through the sale of bonds backed by the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Crescent Cities Nursing Center was opened in May of
1999 and is licensed for 140 nursing beds and 16 assisted
living beds, an adult day center and medical office space.