These projects are selected by the chapter as a way to give back to our community.
Blessings In A Box is a service project that provides boxes full of food for families in need during Christmas break. Food is donated by chapter members and community partners, packaged, and available for pickup in the month of December. With over 100 families served, Blessings In A Box fed approximately 300 children in 2018. For donations or more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Canton Ministries is a project formed by merging two former projects: the Boys & Girls Club and In His Steps Ministries. Members host themed events that include crafts, games, programs, and more for the children who attend the Boys and Girls Club in Canton. For In His Steps, an after-school care ministry for at-risk youth in Canton, Chapter members provide hands-on programming for the participants in the program. In years past, members have hosted cooking classes, fitness events, and contests.
Community Pop-Up Events offers an opportunity for our Chapter to participate in public community-sponsored events such as Swing Into Summer, Day in the Country, Scarecrow Fest, Lake Caroline Arts & Crafts Festival, Livingston events, and more. During community events JAMC is happy to serve in roles such as selling Chapter cookbooks or offering a seasonally-appropriate craft for children. These events occur multiple times throughout the year,
Crown Club is an organization for high school girls in 9th, 10th, 11th,and 12th grades, which focuses on identifying and creatively meeting the needs within the community. Chapter members serve as advisers to the students, inspire future leadership, and promote the benefits of community service. The project meets several times throughout the school year. In 2020, 244 girls from Madison area high schools were members. For additional information go to https://jamccrownclub.org/
Glass Slipper is a service project that provides formal wear for Madison County teens. Recently, it has expanded to include a dress swap. The project is most active during homecoming, prom, and Christmas dance seasons. Chapter members organize formal wear and open the JA house to students who wish to make a selection. The opportunity is advertised through school counselors.
Norma Carol Ezell Sick Free Schools is a service project that provides teachers in rural Madison County with cleaning supplies to help maintain a healthy classroom throughout the year. The project includes soliciting donations, packaging and delivering supply bundles to designated schools. This project meets during August and September. For donations or more information please contact us at JASchoolProjects@gmail.com.
Money for Minds is a service project that provides mini grants for Madison County teachers in the fall and scholarships for Madison County high school seniors in the spring. Recipients are chosen through an application and interview process. The Chapter awarded seven direct scholarships in 2018, while teacher-mini-grants potentially served thousands of children. For additional information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Safe Sitters is a class designed to provide childcare safety skills for kids ages 11 and up. Taught by Lisa Goforth, attendees learn CPR skills, stranger danger and general home safety for childcare. Classes are well attended and generally fill to capacity. Chapter members provide breakfast refreshments, assist students while learning, setup and cleanup. Classes are held on Saturday mornings, as Lisa’s schedule permits. Approximately 100 students attended classes in 2018.
Little Free Libraries places wooden libraries throughout Madison County and fills them with childrens’ books to encourage good reading skills.
Provides a day of visits and pampering to our assisted living homes.
These projects serve as fundraisers for our chapter to enable us to continue our service projects for the community.
Bunny Breakfast is a finance project that provides a pancake breakfast and an Easter Bunny photo opportunity for the Madison County community. All proceeds help fund the many service projects of JAMC. The event is held on a Saturday morning close to Easter.
Not only our biggest fundraiser of the year, but also one of the biggest parties in Madison County! It’s an opportunity to thank our corporate sponsors and celebrate our hard work with live music, food, and drinks. The celebration includes a silent auction and casino tables.
In order to raise additional funds, we sell cookbooks throughout the year. Be on the lookout for our new cookbook coming Fall 2020!