Every day at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center we are inspired by people sharing their time, talents, treasures and most importantly, LOVE, with the community of East St. Louis, IL.

We believe that sharing makes the world a better place.

Because of this belief, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation has designed a very special gift that we hope will inspire others to share of themselves not only in East St. Louis, but around the world.


This plate shall have no owner for its journey will never end. It brings love from home to home among strangers, family and friends. So please replenish it when needed and pass along generous grace. Sharing make the world a better place!

Each Sharing Plate is inscribed with a unique number and The Sharing Plate web page.

It is our hope that the people The Sharing Plate touches on its journey will tell their Sharing Plate story at www.jjkfoundation.org/thesharingplate so that all may find joy and inspiration to share.

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share.”  1 Timothy 6:18