In addition to the work that Blue Jays players, coaches and staff do within the community, the organization is extremely proud of the Lady Jays and the time and effort they spend making Toronto a better place. Each year the Lady Jays support the following organizations:
On June 26, 27 and 28, the Lady Jays hosted the 31st Annual Lady Jays Food Drive in support of Food Banks Canada. Fans were able to donate non-perishable food items, provide monetary donations, and purchase grab bags which contained a player, coach, or alumni autographed baseball cap and other various Blue Jays items.
The Lady Jays Food Drive is the Blue Jays' longest standing community initiative, and each year raises awareness about hunger and food bank use in Canada. The 2015 Food Drive raised over $34,000 in monetary donations and 2,742 lbs of food. The food donations are shared with Food Banks Canada's local Affiliate Member food bank: Daily Bread Food Bank. Daily Bread Food Bank supports approximately 170 member agencies that operate a variety of food relief programs across Toronto. Financial proceeds are directed to Food Banks Canada to support its national programs.
Food Banks Canada supports ten provincial associations and over 480 food banks nationally. Through Food Banks Canada's National Food Sharing System, every dollar raised helps to acquire and share $20 worth of food and consumer products with individuals who require assistance. Food Banks Canada' works to alleviate hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow.
Any fans who wish to assist Canadians in need can do so by visiting foodbankscanada.ca or by visiting their local food bank to donate food, funds or volunteer their time.
On May 21, 2015, the Lady Jays volunteered to assist with the Sportsnet Charity Broadcast Auction presented by TD, held at Rogers Centre. The event, which raised funds for the Jays Care Foundation, allowed fans to bid on Blue Jays packages containing exclusive experiences and collections of memorabilia.
The Lady Jays answered phones and assisted buyers bidding on the various prize packages throughout the baseball game.