Service and Volunteer Efforts
The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club is involved in numerous service projects throughout the year. Projects range from service projects conducted during our general meetings, to group volunteer efforts. Chances are you have been impacted by the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club. Check out what we are up to this year.
DuPage Senior Council Valentine's Day Cards
Hope’s Front Door Backpack Collection Project
Hope’s Front Door is a non-profit organization in Downers Grove dedicated to helping community members achieve self-sufficiency through a variety of services. DGJWC partners with HFD annually for their Backpack Project, which collects school supplies and backpacks for over 250 needy local area families.
20 "No Sew" blankets were provided to Sharing Connections thanks to members at our September General Meeting.
"Fun Buckets" were provded to Child Serv from donations of members. Child Serv is a parent comapny representing a girls group home in Downers Grove.
HGNA Pancake Breakfast:
In October 2014 we began a partnership with Helping Girls Navigate Adolesence. We provided volunteer hours at the HGNA Pancake Breakfast to help their event run smoothly.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to famlies in need in Downers Grove. These families were identified through the assistance from District 58 and District 99 staff.
Nearly $4,000 in holiday presents were given to local families in Downers Grove based on the generosity of members through interal fundraising efforts.
We will be writing and sending valentines day cards to the troops through Operation Gratitude. We are also encouraging members to have their children create cards that we can collect and include.
DuPage PADS. PADS is a provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient.
Every month DGJWC donates 50 pieces of fruit to PADS homeless shelters.
Adopt-A-Highway. The AAH program brings citizen volunteers into partnerships with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to pick up trash and keep our roadsides clean. The program also educates and encourages people to stop littering. Several times a year, on a Saturday morning, members unite to clean up our stretch of road on Maple Avenue, between Dunham and Stonewall.