JWL Super Bowl Boxes Available!

Our annual Super Bowl boxes fundraiser helps send children to camp every summer and to school with new backpacks and supplies in the fall! Check out available boxes here and order yours before they sell out! Prizes for 1st, Half, 3rd and Final scores!

Note: Box preferences are not guaranteed. We will do our best to update the sheet in real-time (as close to real-time as possible). You may indicate additional numbers or boxes will be assigned at random (we will do our best to spread them out!)

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Spring Luncheon Boutique Vendor Registration Open

The carefully curated boutique at our annual spring luncheon is a marquis feature of our event every year. We welcome unique & creative vendors to apply for inclusion. Forms are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and vendors are chosen based on their products and their appeal to our attendees. Interested businesses should fill out the form and our Vendor Coordinator Jamie Brennan will be in touch right away.

Over 700 Children Supported by Holiday Charities Program!

Every year the need grows but the JWL met a record amount of need this year, matching 707 children with sponsors. With specific wish lists for every child, sponsors shopped for the gifts every child wanted, provided sweet treats and personal care items, and carefully wrapped and provided for a wonderful Christmas morning. While some schools and districts received their packages directly, both Huntington and South Huntington school districts were distributed through a centralized location with the support of Huntington Assembly of God. 466 children and their holiday packages were distributed through the Assembly of God meeting space (thank you Assembly of God for your amazing support!) on December 19th with JWL members and volunteers, and SCPD Officer Delgado all helping out throughout the day!

2022 Holiday Charities Kicks Off!

The Junior Welfare League kicked off its annual Holiday Charities program at the October meeting with a goal of providing over 600 local children in need with holiday packages of gifts and care items, all from individual wish lists created by the children. Interested in getting involved? We welcome all!

Instructions for creating holiday care packages

We have successfully committed to providing hundreds of children with thoughtful and special holiday gift packages created with love, along the lines of their individual wish list requests. This unique approach is a huge undertaking but we have managed to provide the exact presents that children request to an increasing number of local children every year. Last year we provided over 600 local children in need with exactly what they asked for… but only because of your help.

What Does It Look Like to Sponsor A Child?

You can take one, or many, or even request a whole family. Have a local office that wants to get involved? Ask us how you can coordinate a giving tree to get everyone involved in buying presents for a family or two!
The requirement (per child)—and yes, you can always do more:

  •  $40 – $45 in wrapped gifts to the child, labeled “From Santa” with the Family # (the name, age, gender of the child, family #, and any specified requests for toys or needs will be provided to you)
  •  or more non-perishable fun food items or any sort of “treat”
  •  1 or more personal care items, as these are not covered by food stamps

Get Involved

Want to get involved? If you have a JWL member you are already connected to, simply reach out and let them know how many children you would like to sponsor. If you do not currently have a contact here, now you do! Just email [email protected] and we’ll get you on the list to sponsor as many children as you would like.
Requests must be in by November 1, 2022.

Townwide Fund Awards Grant to Support JWL’s Charitable Children Fund

l to r: Townwide Fund Assistant Director Debbie Knowles, JJWL Chair Genoeffa Brady, Townwide Fund Grants co-Chair Janice Whelan, JWL President Andrea Boccard, Townwide Fund Executive Director Alice Marie Rorke, JWL Secretary & VP Membership Liz Leeds, Townwide Fund co-Chair Stephanie DiNozzi, and Townwide Fund President Greg Kennedy

JWL President Andrea Boccard, JJWL Chair Genoeffa Brady, and JWL Secretary & VP of Membership Liz Leeds attended the Townwide Fund‘s Annual 2022 Harvest Night on September 29th to accept a $3,000 grant benefitting the Charitable Children’s Fund.

The Townwide Fund Board and non-profit organization grant recipients at the 2022 Harvest Night

The Townwide Fund of Huntington awarded its highest-ever amount of grants this season, supporting non-profit organization programs throughout the Town of Huntington with over $181,000 in grants. The $3,000 awarded to our Charitable Children Fund will have a tremendous impact on children throughout the Township.

JWL Members networking with the Family Service League at Harvest Night

About the Charitable Children Fund:

Charitable Children Fund was recently established as an outgrowth of one of the League’s initial core programs, the Lift Fund.  The Charitable Children Fund is a junior and more informal version of our Lift Fund but still provides necessary and immediate small-scale resources to a child or teen in time of need.

Typical applicants are children from low-income families. Charitable Children Fund requests may range from a 8-year-old needing a new pair of eyeglasses to a high school senior requesting a tux rental in order to attend his prom, to a teen seeking help with co-pays for psychiatric health services.

Fall 2022 Newsletter: Lift the Lid on the League

With fall well underway at the Junior Welfare League, we’re excited to share with you quite a few updates and news that we have happening here! Whether you’re an active supporter, current or former member, or have simply attended an event or gotten involved with us in the past, we invite you to take a peek at everything we’re working on!

A New Website Is Bringing Us All Together

We launched a new website late this summer–you can find recent news, events, scholarship applications, member forms, and programs all on the site. Check out the new site here. See bottom of this email for a special request for former members to help out capturing our history!

The JJWL is On The Move!

With projects ranging from stuffing backpacks to supporting the Greenlawn Centerport Historical Association to distributing race bibs and medals at the 9/11 Heroes Run at Huntington Harbor, our JJWL members are rolling up their sleeves and getting tons of hands-on experience in volunteering and philanthropy.

  • Are you involved with a local non-profit or organization that might be a good fit for a JJWL project? JJWL Chair Gen Brady wants to hear from you! Email [email protected]
  • Have a daughter in grades 6 to 12 that wants to get involved? Join the JJWL here

Holiday Charities Is Around The Corner!

We’re mere weeks from officially launching our annual Holiday Charities program, where we continue to provide more children every year with overflowing holiday gift packages based on their unique wishlists. Last year we supported over 600 children. Contact your favorite JWL member to get your sponsored children this year!

Backpacks for Success Was a Huge Success!

Our annual program provided over 200 children with new backpacks and supplies for back-to-school this year. Returning sponsors Hockey Helps provided our supplies and W Services Group provided our backpacks. Join us in thanking them for their support!

The Townwide Fund Awards $3,000 Grant to JWL to Support Charitable Children Fund

The JWL thanks the Townwide Fund of Huntington for its support funding our grant application for $3,000 to support Charitable Children. The Charitable Children Fund is an outgrowth of one of the League’s initial core programs, the Lift Fund.  The Charitable Children Fund is a junior and more informal version of our Lift Fund but still provides necessary and immediate small-scale resources to a child or teen in time of need. Examples of fund requests range from a child needing money for new eyeglasses to a teenager needing support with co-pay costs for mental health treatments. Whatever the need, the JWL’s Charitable Children Fund is here to support our children, and the Townwide Fund has ensured this year our resources will go even further.

JWL Member Committees Are Open to New Support!

We’ve launched a new initiative to help connect JWL members with their interests. If you are a JWL member or interested in becoming one, you can now choose exactly what interests you at the League! Explore initiatives here and, if you’re a member (join here!), you can get involved in anything you want right away! Member Committee Interest Form Available Here!

Open Request: Share Your JWL History!

Were you a member of the League or did you get involved with past events and programs? We’re looking for your pictures and stories to add to the website! Send anything you have to [email protected] and we’ll get it on our site—our history is so important to our future.

Thank You!

2022 – 2024 Executive Board
  • Andrea Boccard, President
  • Liz Leeds, Secretary / VP of Membership
  • Adria Dodge, VP of Lift Fund & Seasonal Charities
  • Kathy Terry, Treasurer
  • Corey Lein, VP of Public Relations