BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM JUNIOR AUXILIARY
Leading Youth Serving Organization Honored by Partnership
July 30, 2013
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a partner of Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood. The ladies of Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood recently supported our Greenwood clubsite with a $700 donation. In addition, the Auxiliary will be working with our Greenwood club members throughout the upcoming school year.
“The children we serve are very appreciative of the gift that Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood made possible. Through this newly formed partnership, we are able to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between our respective agencies,” stated Jeremy L. Deming, Chief Professional Officer.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta helps families who struggle to provide their children with basic essentials/needs on a daily basis. The partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta and Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood provide hope to relieve some of the stress parents feel during the school year by leading their children to heightened academic success.
2012 Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood Scholarship Recipients
May 14, 2012
The Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood is honored to announce the recipients of our 2012 scholarships. Each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood awards college scholarships to outstanding high school seniors based on academic performance, service, leadership, community involvement, an essay submitted by applicants, financial need, and an interview. A panel of non-Junior Auxiliary judges chooses the recipients. This year, the Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood awarded $10,000 in scholarships.
First Place: $5,000 scholarship awarded to William Fisher, son of Bobby and Catherine Fisher. William is a 2012 graduate of Pillow Academy. He plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall and major in Liberal Studies with a focus on Public Policy, English, and Business.
Second Place: $3,000 scholarship awarded to Quenton Stevenson, son of Ronnie and Samaria Stevenson. Quenton is a 2012 graduate of Greenwood High School. He plans to attend Vanderbilt University in the fall and major in Mechanical Engineering.
Third Place (tie): $1,000 scholarship awarded to Riya Patel, daughter of Sanjay and Varsha Patel. Riya is a 2012 graduate of North New Summit School. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall and major in Biology.
Third Place (tie): $1,000 scholarship awarded to Ariana Gardner, daughter of Percy and Loria Gardner. Ariana is a 2012 graduate of Greenwood High School. She plans to attend Jackson State University in the fall and major in Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy.
Junior Auxiliary Does Great Work
Published: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:02 AM CST
The 51st edition of the Junior Auxiliary of Greenwood’s Cotton Ball was a tremendous success, thanks to the hard work and support of a huge number of people.
It is an amazing testament to the giving nature of this community and the esteem to which the Junior Auxiliary is held to see just how many individuals and businesses support this annual fund-raiser.
The Cotton Ball’s printed program is filled with pages and pages of the names of organizations and people who gave financially to this year’s event - either as corporate sponsors, as patrons, as silent auction contributors or as donors in other ways.
All of this effort, of course, begins with the ladies of the Junior Auxiliary, who volunteer countless hours to this civic organization. Their hard work and creativity was thoroughly on display Saturday evening at the gorgeously decorated Leflore County Civic Center. The Cotton Ball, while a lot of fun for those who attend, is a mammoth undertaking for those who put it together.
If the Cotton Ball were all that the Junior Auxiliary did, their members’ devotion would be commendable. The event is really, though, just the beginning. The funds raised from the Cotton Ball -- usually tens of thousands of dollars every year -- support all the charitable work they do, most of it geared toward children.
The Junior Auxiliary provides the schools with clothing for underprivileged students, lifts the spirits of children who are hospitalized, runs a summer reading program and educates teens about the dangers of drugs and driving under the influence. It has funded new playground and hospital equipment. It awards thousands of dollars in college scholarships annually. Basically, wherever the Junior Auxiliary sees a need involving children, it tries to respond.
Junior Auxiliary truly is a wonderful organization. Greenwood should be proud of it.
2012-2013 Awards (click to show/hide)
2011-2012 Awards (click to show/hide)
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Eloise Eskridge Crump Award for Service to Children: PALS project
JA of Greenwood members accepting the 2010 Louise Eskrigge Crump Award for Service to Children at NAJA Annual Education Conference in Mobile, AL - May 1, 2010
Left to right: Jami Truitt, Jenni Bailey, Mignon Hodges, Jennifer Eastland-President, Brandi Kelly, April Castle, Meggan Nix and Renee Beckum
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