Fundraising Campaign to Help Jackie Jones, The 88-Year-Old One-Woman Band in San Francisco

Jackie Jones, the 88-year-old amazing one-woman band had been a regular fixture for over 15 years at the Alemany Farmers Market in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Jackie is easily recognized by her washboard guitar and her wooden tap dancing cat, makes her living by playing jazz tunes from the 1920’s. Unfortunately, Jackie suffered an injury that has kept her from earning any money for the past year so some of Jackie’s Bernal Heights neighbors have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to help Jackie get back to work.

Last year, Jackie took a terrible fall in her home, breaking her foot and fracturing bones in both of her legs…Given that Jackie relied financially on the donations she received while playing music, she is having trouble paying her medical expenses that are beyond what Medicare covers. Jackie has wonderful friends who bring her groceries and get her to doctor appointments, but she needs your help to get back up on her feet (literally). $5,000 will cover the cost of her medical expenses for the next year (although we’re hoping she’ll heal sooner!) and relieve her of the stress that comes with living from social security check to social security check

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.