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 July 29, 30 and 31, the Lady Jays will be hosting the 32nd Annual Lady Jays Food Drive in support of Food Banks Canada. Fans are able to donate non-perishable food items at any entrance gate, provide monetary donations, and purchase grab bags which contain a player, coach, or alumni autographed baseball cap and other various Blue Jays items at Gate 10/11 pregame, or in the WestJet Flight Deck until the end of the fourth inning.
For the 2016 Food Drive, the Lady Jays are proud to announce that the Sprott Foundation will be matching all monetary donations collected throughout the weekend up to $50,000. Monetary donations collected throughout the weekend are given to Food Banks Canada to support its national programs, while food donations are shared with Food Banks Canada's local Affiliate Member food bank: Daily Bread Food Bank.
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. In preparation for the weekend, the Lady Jays visited North York Harvest Food Bank on July 5 to learn about the operation, and to assist in sorting food at the facility. 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.Learn more about the Lady Jays Visit to North York Harvest.
On May 18, 2016, 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.