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 before Christmas break. With over 100 families served, Blessings In A Box fed approximately 300 children in 2020. For donations or more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Our Hope Totes project provides children with some basic necessities in a reusable backpack. Each backpack is filled with essentials and wishes for hope and comfort.
Little Free Libraries places libraries throughout Madison County and fills them with children’s books. The lending libraries operate on a “give a book, take a book” process. The hope is that children will have easier access to age appropriate reading materials and foster a love of the written word.
The Safety Squad project focuses on educating our younger generations, both boys and girls, on being safe in all aspects of life. We will cover many topics including hunting safety, self-defense, anti-bullying practices, cyber safety and CPR.
The purpose of this project is to speak words of positivity, worth, confidence, and wisdom through written messages with fifth-grade girls as they prepare to transition to middle school. JAMC members establish a pen pal partnership with a participant. Each pen pal will receive letters in the mail and pre-stamped and addressed envelopes for correspondence. The project begins in September and members will send monthly letters to their pen pals.
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 email@example.com.
The Serving our Schools project provides assistance to the schools within the confines Madison County. The assistance includes backpacks and school supplies for those children that may not have access to these items. Cares Closets are installed in various schools that contain hygiene items, socks, and school supplies.
Provides a day of visits and pampering to our assisted living homes.
Our signature event for exceptional children provides an environment tailored to their needs. Arts, crafts and sensory experiences are just some of the activities the children get to enjoy with their families.
These projects serve as fundraisers for our chapter to enable us to continue our service projects for the community.
Hippity Hoppity on over to Kristos on Saturday, April 1st for Bunny Breakfast. We will have two seating times for ticket holders - 7am or 8am- and will take To-Go orders during the morning. Breakfast plates will include pancake, sausage and beverage of choice. We will also have the Easter Bunny available for photos.
Don't miss this opportunity to support our annual TEE-UP Fore Madison County event! Join us for lunch & a fun afternoon of golf. Sign up or become a sponsor today by texting FOREKids to 76278 or click here FOREKids.givesmart.com.
Children's Benefit is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is an opportunity to thank our corporate sponsors and celebrate our hard work.
In order to raise additional funds, we sell cookbooks throughout the year. From cover art by a local high school student, unique and delicious recipes from your local JAMC members and Crown Club girls, you can't find a better cookbook or gift out there. Proceeds benefit your local JAMC chapter. Click here to order.