Established in 2001, the Friends of Jack & Jill Children’s Center is a support group of volunteers committed to developing community awareness, fundraising, and program assistance for the Center’s children and their families.
Today, many parents who work at low wage jobs remain on the waiting list for subsidized child care for many months or may not qualify for subsidized care at all. The purpose of Friends is to establish a long-term base of support that will allow the Center to provide early childhood education scholarships and family services so these parents can continue to work knowing their children are in a safe and nurturing environment. The Friends helps to fulfill this need by raising money through membership drives and special events. The Friends have proudly raised more than $2,700,000 for Jack & Jill!
Membership: Develop, sustain and grow a support group for the Center.
Awareness: Develop community awareness of the Center, including needs of the Center and of the children and families.
Volunteer: Develop volunteer opportunities for the Center’s children and families.
Scholarship: Raise supplemental funds for children’s scholarships and educational programs.
“I had always been aware of Jack & Jill Children’s Center, but after I joined the Friends, I was able to really appreciate the incredible impact the Center makes on a day to day basis, week after week.”
Current Friends Member