Art on the Square is the top-rated art fair in the country and brings in over a million dollars in sales annually. JSC supports this service by assisting with the May festival's setup and teardown, while also providing artist hospitality, and serving as community liaisons.
JSC Service Chair, Jennifer Jacknewitz
Belleville Area Humane Society is a new service to JSC this year. JSC will help in a variety of ways throughout the year. Volunteering can include working at the center to help with animal care as well as special events sponsored by Belleville Area Humane Society.
JSC Service Chair, Amber Winters
JSC serves several different local agencies with this service by shopping and preparing special household needs baskets for families in the community.
JSC Service Chairs, Tara O'Sadnick
Minds Eye is a radio broadcast for the blind community. JSC members go to the studio and read various newspaper and magazine articles which are recorded and transmitted to special radios in the participant's homes.
JSC Service Chairs, Andria Moran and Monica Ybarra
Caritas Family Solutions provides an array of social services to meet the social and emotional needs of people from all backgrounds throughout Southern Illinois. It operates the largest adoption and foster care program in southern Illinois. Caritas provides pregnancy care and clinical counseling services and also operates a residential treatment facility for abused and neglected children.
JSC Service Chairs, Nora Sullivan
Family Hospice provides hospice care to families with terminally ill loved ones. JSC volunteers to help provide meals and bereavement baskets to these families, and also volunteers at the Tree of Memories at Christmas time.
JSC Service Chair, Elise Boysha
VPC serves victims of family crisis situations with primary focus on women, children and the elderly. Services include crisis intervention, prevention programs, children's programs, counseling for individuals and families and education. JSC members prepare going home kits for babies up to adult women, work in the shelter shop, work the front desk, wrap gifts for VPC fundraisers, bake cookies for VPC cookie walk, donate valentine surprises and help clean the shelter.
JSC Service Chair, Delisa Richardson
The goal of Project READ is to assist illiterate adult students who are trying to obtain their GED or to learn English as a second language through Southwestern Illinois College. JSC members donate book bags filled with school supplies, record books on cassettes and tutor students. Please remember to shop for Project READ when you are shopping for back-to-school!
JSC Service Chair, Beth Edwards & Kaci Howard
S.A.V.E. (St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises) is a job training facility for the mentally handicapped. Junior Service Club provides support by hosting an annual Halloween Party for those clients able to participate. We provide games, activities, food, drinks and prizes. JSC members do all the work and supervise all of the events.
JSC Service Chair, Katie Schaefer
Project Compassion, NFP (PC-NFP) is dedicated to promoting the empowerment and enhancement of disadvantaged and low-income women and children with a focus on middle and high school girls.
JSC Service Chairs, Courtney Delaney
JSC members prepare cupcakes and play BINGO with the residents and distribute small prizes to the winners. BINGO takes place on the second Tuesday of each month, and the residents really enjoy and look forward to this event.
JSC Service Chairs, Lucy Lopinot & Hillary Diliberto