07 Jun Jack and Jill of America Gives Back to Bloom
In April, the Jack and Jill of America hosted their annual “Wine, Wedges, and Wing Tips” fundraiser at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta, GA. More than 300 guests gathered to sample a variety of wines and appetizers, bid on silent auction items, and enjoy the luxurious venue. Funds from the silent auction were distributed to multiple charities, including Bloom Our Youth.
Jack and Jill representatives Melinda White and Bridgette Spice presented Bloom with a check for $3,500 to help support the organization’s programs for foster children. Bloom Executive Director Becky Davenport assured them that the funds donated will go a long way towards helping at-risk foster children to “bloom.”
“It is a proud moment when you see the positive impact our mothers’ commitment has on the Fayette County Area and to the mission of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.,” comments Melinda White on behalf of Jack and Jill. “Their dedication to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support from the Jack and Jill Foundation,” comments Davenport. “The organization’s generous donation will help us to provide safe and comfortable homes to neglected children. The donation will make a difference in the lives of children who otherwise would have nothing but the clothes on their backs.”
The Jack and Jill of America Foundation was founded in 1938 and has more than 200 chapters representing approximately 40,000 family members. Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Learn more about the organization at http://jackandjillinc.org.