The Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg serves the community through financial and volunteer assistance. Club service projects support a wide variety of charitable organizations focusing on Arts and Education as well as International, Home Life, and Health.
Arts and Education
An Occasion for the Arts
JWCW provides a make-and-take sand art station to encourage art among children in the community. An Occasion for the Arts is an annual exhibition that promotes visual and performing arts in Williamsburg.
JWCW joins area elementary schools to promote literacy and encourage reading. Students exchange “old” books for a new or gently used book from the JWCW collection.
Books for Babies
JWCW purchases and donates books to the Williamsburg Regional library in honor of babies born to members during the club year.
Literacy for Life
JWCW collects and donates education supplies to this local organization. Literacy for Life has been working for nearly 40 years to provide literacy services to help community members function more effectively.
An Occasion for the Arts "Make & Take" Sand Art Table.
Pete and Nan Cruikshank Community Service Scholarship
Established to recognize a high school senior for his/her outstanding community service, scholastic ability and other achievements.
Richard E. and Janet L. DePaul Arts Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts
Established to assist individuals in continuing their education at the college level in the field of visual and performing arts, and to recognize individuals for their talent, academic success and other qualities.
Stock the Supply Closet
In the spring, JWCW collects and donates school supply items to local middle school teachers for teacher appreciation.
JWCW recognizes local high school teachers quarterly to thank them for what they do in paving the road to higher education.
JWCW donates money to this international organization whose focus is fighting poverty and helping to feed the hungry. In addition, there is a special focus on women and children and helping them become more self-sufficient.
JWCW donates money to this worthwhile organization that distributes income-producing livestock to farmers in need around the world in hopes that they will become self-sustaining.
Annually, JWCW members host a Bingo Night at Blayton Street Senior Citizen Center.
Family Assistance Project
JWCW provides donations and/or aide to Greater Williamsburg families affected by natural disasters or other losses.
Holiday Giving Project
JWCW members purchase gifts for a local family in need who may otherwise be unable to provide a holiday meal or gifts for their own family.
Donating monogramed backpacks to children in foster care.
Volunteering at William & Mary Campus Kitchen.
Homes for Our Troops
JWCW donates money to this organization that honors those who have served in America's military and returned home with serious injuries or disabilities since September 11, 2001. Their goal is to provide monetary support, supplies, or labor to the families of these Servicemen and women to assist in rebuilding their homes to allow for freedom of movement and increased independence despite their condition.
Meals for Members
An ongoing project that provides a meal to members who have had a baby, as well as members who have had surgery, a hospital stay, or a death in the family.
JWCW provides a new, monogrammed item for each child in Williamsburg foster care. Our goal is to give each child a sense of belonging and security as they move into a loving home. Since 2012-13, we've donated duffle bags, blankets, and backpacks.
William & Mary Campus Kitchen
Throughout the year, club members participate in preparing and delivering meals to those in need in our community.
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JWCW donates toward life-changing reconstructive surgeries for children or adults in developing countries or uninsured American children.