JLJ Volunteers Serve with Grateful Hearts
ANNIE CUMBERLAND ELLIOTT, 2017-2018 COMMUNITY VICE PRESIDENT
The Junior League of Jackson is focused on improving the lives of children and their families in our community. Each week, our volunteers can be found working with our community partners to increase the high school graduation rate through projects focused on early literacy, children’s health, and the social development of children. We are reading to children, providing healthy food, mentoring teenagers, and more, as our members provide more than 50,000 hours of volunteer work to our community each year.
Our focus areas allow us to center our work around the critical needs of children in our community that we can best address, and we value our many community partners who guide our work and help us discern the best ways to be a positive influence in our metro area. Although many of the League’s projects focus on making a difference in the lives of individual children, the League’s work has also resulted in many projects that benefit all children in our metro area and beyond, including our children’s hospital and children’s museum. Additionally, our community benefits from the League’s efforts to develop the potential of women and promote voluntarism.
We hope that children of our city will thrive, both in this year and in the years to come, and we are doing our best to make that hope a reality.
2017-2018 Community VP