Connecting Communities Day of Service

Connect with Us!

 

On January 21, 2019, the Junior League of Jackson will host a series of half-day service projects in the Jackson area. Specifically designed to coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service events nationwide, we are inviting our members, partners, and supporters to connect with each other and our shared community through service.

In partnership with Canopy Children’s Solutions, HeARTworks, HIS Heart, Jackson Public Schools, Revitalize Mississippi, and Stewpot, this day of service is designed to harness the strength that we have in connecting volunteer resources to specific needs.  From beautifying local neighborhoods to packing critical supplies for foster children and victims of domestic violence and much more, participants can choose from a variety of opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of our community’s children and youth.

In the words of Dr. King, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve.”  Register below for the Connecting Communities Day of Service and be great with us!

If you are unable to participate but want to support Connecting Communities efforts with a donation, you can make a monetary donation in support of the project, or you can purchase specific supplies from our Amazon Wish Lists to be used at the event. If purchasing supplies, please deliver the supplies to Junior League Headquarters (805 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202).


PROJECTS FOR VOLUNTEERS AGES 5+

THANK YOU, FIRST RESPONDERS!

Project Location:
Junior League of Jackson Headquarters
805 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Children will write notes to first responders, thanking them for their service.  The notes will be packaged with a special treat and delivered to precincts and stations.

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PROJECTS FOR VOLUNTEERS AGES 12+

ART FROM THE HEART

Project Location:
HeARTworks
1100 W. Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39203

Volunteers will clean the HeARTworks art studio at Stewpot and organize the art supplies.

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KEEP JACKSON BEAUTIFUL

Project Location:
Stewpot
1010 W. Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39203

Volunteers will assist Stewpot Teens in an effort to clean the surrounding neighborhood. The project will include landscaping, disposal of garbage and cleaning building exteriors.

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FILL THE PIE

Project Location:
JPS District Office
662 S. President St.
Jackson, MS 39201

Volunteers will sort and package school supplies and uniforms for the Jackson Public Schools’ Partners in Education (PIE).

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POWER OF POSITIVITY

Project Location:
JPS District Office
662 S. President St.
Jackson, MS 39201

Volunteers will make improvements to the outdoor courtyard area at the JPS District Office.

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LUGGAGE OF LOVE

Project Location:
Junior League of Jackson Headquarters
805 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Volunteers will pack luggage with toiletries for foster children and victims of domestic violence in the Hinds County area.

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PROJECTS FOR VOLUNTEERS AGES 16+

SERVICE FROM THE HEART

Project Location:
HIS Heart
1300 W. Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39203

Volunteers will give new life to the children’s wing at HIS Heart by cleaning, painting and decorating the hallways and doors. Volunteers will also organize the tutoring and arts/craft closets, making them more functional. These updates will create a more welcoming environment for the West Park Community children.

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SPREAD A LITTLE SUNSHINE

Project Location:
Canopy – Powers Campus
1801 N. West St.
Jackson, MS 39202

Volunteers will spread the power of positivity at Canopy Children’s Solutions by painting bright colors on walls, decorating inspirational messages, and reinforcing the children’s value and self-worth. These special touches will impact the children’s physical and emotional wellness.

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REVITALIZE WEST JACKSON

Project Location:
Rosemont M.B. Church
3930 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr. Drive
Jackson, MS 39209

Volunteers will help rebuild Rosemont Community Park by converting vacant lots into landscaped community spaces. Landscaping will include planting, laying out pine straw, and other gardening enhancements. A pavilion will be erected under the supervision of a contractor and crew.

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