The Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club has been, and continues to be, a committed source of hope in the form of emotional and financial support throughout the Downers Grove and surrounding areas. Our community projects include: fundraisers, financial contributions to in-need organizations, annual recognition of educators and students, and community service volunteer efforts.
CAsino night fundraiser
The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club hosts an annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Charity Fund of the Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club, which provides financial resources to local organizations and individuals. Last year, over $38,000 was raised to benefit the District 58 Social-Emotional Learning including the Buddy Bench Program by MAVinS and other charities.
downers grove safety town
Safety Town is a nationally recognized safety education program for children ages 5-6 and is presented by the Downers Grove Police Department in cooperation with Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club and Downers Grove Park District. Through hands-on activities, songs, books, videos and classroom presentations, children bring home important safety lessons appropriate for everyday life. Open to the public.
downers grove handmade market
To support our mission, The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club sponsors a craft fest each year, with all proceeds from crafter booths supporting our efforts throughout the year. This year, The Downers Grove Handmade Market takes place indoors at O’Neill Middle School on the last Saturday of April from 9am – 3:00pm. The event is committed to including the newest artisans and undiscovered handmade goods.
mother & son gym jam
Sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District and The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club, the Gym Jam brings together Moms and Sons for a night of dancing, activities and entertainment. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund awarded to District 99 college bound seniors. Open to the public.
Ongoing Service Projects
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.
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.