Provisional Mini Projects
The 2013-2014 Provisional Class of the Junior League of Jackson is comprised of dynamic and talented women who are committed to making a positive impact on our community. The dedication and excitement that these ladies have demonstrated ensures a healthy and vibrant future for the Junior League of Jackson.
- Habitat Home (June)
Provisional and Active members are teamed up with Women Build to make the dream of home ownership a reality for a deserving family by building a new home.
- Arts Explosion Camp (June)
Provisional members head back to summer camp by partnering with Calvary Baptist Church to provide a weeklong summer arts camp for local elementary school children. While participating in the camp, each camper will be exposed daily to art, karate and dance classes, along with an enrichment activity, such as a visit from the "Snake Man" and playing flutes alongside a pipe organist.
- Stewpot’s Lunch-n-Learn (June-July)
Provisional members serve up fun lunches for children participating in Stewpot’s summer program while teaching them about the importance of healthy eating and exercise.
- Backpack Buddies (June-July)
Provisional members get ready to kick off a successful new school year by filling backpacks with school supplies for students in select Jackson Public Schools.
- Operation Shoestring Summer Reading Program (July)
Provisional volunteers will help students in Project KIDS Summer Program develop and maintain their reading skills. They will purchase books on the Jackson Public Schools summer reading list and facilitate reading of the books as well as assisting students with their required summer reading project.
- REACH Day
Provisional members will interact and play with children and their siblings visiting the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. They will provide arts and crafts; as well as plan, purchase supplies, and execute four different “holiday” parties throughout the year.
- Feels Like Home
Provisional members will work with low-vision specialists to understand the basic principles in terms of color contrast and mobility specialists in terms of furniture placement. Volunteers will then organize and “makeover” two computer labs at the Mississippi School for the Blind.
- Jackson Free Clinic Family Health Initiative
Provisional members will assess and makeover the children’s exam rooms at the Jackson Free Clinic. They will create cookbooks and nutritional information packets containing healthy recipes targeted to low income families.
- Bargain Boutique Pop-Up Sale
Provisional members will plan and host a Homecoming Themed Pop-Up Sale at GRACE (Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering through Methodist Children's Homes Services) or PALS (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully with Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth).
Provisional members will work with the clients of Stewpot to create works of Art. They will provide a welcoming creative space while distributing art supplies and snacks. Volunteers will introduce them to new materials and project ideas. In October an event will be held to display and sell the clients' creations. The volunteers will plan, promote, and host the event. All proceeds will benefit the clients of Stewpot.
2013-2014 Provisional Steering Committee:
Chair: Kristie Tabor
Chair Elect: Christine Bridges
Arrangements Chair: Rivers Walker
Arrangements Co-Chairs: Allison Muirhead and Suzanne Stewart
Programs Chair: Allison Reeves
Projects Chair: Catherine Florreich
Projects Co-Chairs: Lisa Grantham and Dana Terry
Records Chair: Leslie Davis
Records Co-Chairs: Frances Croft and Kinshasa Watson
Sustaining Advisors: Hope Bynum and Anne Daly