Provisional Mini Projects
The 2014-2015 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 "Reptile 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.
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.
- UMC NICU Reunion
The Jackson Zoo is a living classroom that serves up to 200,000 visitors a year. Our provisional members serve as educational guides for various animal exhibits during weekends in the month of June and for "Dream Night" - an evening event when the zoo is open to people with special needs.
- Feed a Family
Feed A Family volunteers provide meals and support to families who stay at Ronald McDonald House while their children receive intensive care at metro-area medical facilities. These families often spend the entire day at the hospital with their children and can count on the Junior League of Jackson volunteers to have dinner waiting when they return to the Rondald McDonald House.
2014-2015 Provisional Steering Committee:
Chair: Christine Bridges
Chair Elect: Karen Flowers
Arrangements Chair: Brittney Strong
Arrangements Co-Chairs: Stephanie Maley and Kara Davis
Programs Chair: Rebecca Tackett
Projects Chair: Frances Croft
Projects Co-Chairs: Sabrina Ruffin and Erin Pickens
Records Chair: Adriane Louie
Records Co-Chairs: Sally O'Callaghan
Sustaining Advisors: Tyler Armstrong and Leanna Range Owens