JA needs your help to make a difference

Published 12:24 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I have been a member of Junior Auxiliary of Natchez for four years.

As the current president, I would like to share some of the exciting projects that we do for the community and what Junior Auxiliary means to me.

Junior Auxiliary allows me to volunteer my time, abilities and money to help children in my community. It has given me opportunities to make a difference in ways that I might not be able to do as an individual. It has made me more aware of how many children in our community are in need of our help. I have also learned how a small group with the support of its community can make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.

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Junior Auxiliary has  many projects focused on the welfare of the children in our area. JA helps bring a little extra “sunshine” to the children at the Sunshine Shelter by hosting monthly parties for the children who are placed there due to abuse and neglect in their home life.

We also help by providing  school supplies to the children of the area with our Pack The Bus project. As Christmas approaches, JA has its annual Angel Tree that provides a gift to children that might not otherwise receive one.

The women of JA also conduct a week-long crafts camp for the Pleasant Acre Day School. These are just a few of projects that JA works on during the year.

I have been proud to be a part of everything that JA tries to accomplish for these children and their families.

We could not accomplish as much as we do without the support of our community. I am asking for everyone’s support by requesting your attendance at the Junior Auxiliary of Natchez Art Auction at the Natchez Grand Hotel Thursday.

There will be a variety of art pieces brought into the Miss-Lou for this auction. All pieces are matted and framed and ready to be displayed in your home or business.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the auction commences at 7 p.m. Come alone or bring a friend to help the children in the Miss-Lou.

Jeanette Webb is the president of Junior Auxiliary of Natchez.