The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club donated $5,000 to Humanitarian Service Project, and presented the official check on Friday, February 28 to Floyd Kettering, Co-founder and CFO and Kristin Maxwell, Executive Director. The members of Naperville Junior Woman’s Club chose Humanitarian Service Project as their Community Improvement Project where fundraising efforts by the club will benefit HSP’s senior and children programs during 2013 and 2014.
The donation is the result of several fundraising efforts including a spring fashion show that NJWC hosted for 400 guests in April 2013, a Ladies Night Out in November 2013, and individual donations from the Club’s members. “Juniors look forward to planning and running the events because of where the funds are going. To know that a senior will have a month of meals delivered or a child will have birthday presents to open helps keep their efforts in perspective. HSP has a variety of projects where our members can wrap presents an hour one week or deliver food the next month.” Diana Williams, NJWC President, stated at the check presentation. “Our focus is continuous because the Juniors can work their service into their schedules easily.”
As of today, NJWC has helped 840 families, 1,600 children, 123 seniors, brought in 25 tons of groceries and 40 tons of new toys dedicating their time and effort to the HSP programs. Through the end of 2014, NJWC will continue planning and scheduling fun and unique events that provide live entertainment and a collection of donated items that grab the attention of attendees.
The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club is looking for energetic, enthusiastic women to join our Club. Each year our members give thousands of hours of service to the community and thousands of dollars to various charitable organizations including Safety Town. Please view our website www.napervillejuniors.org or call our hotline at (630) 575-9567 for more information.