Bucks for Books
Bucks for Books is a reading program developed by First Lady Pat Fordice. This summer reading program encourages elementary children to read by using monetary incentives. After a summer of reading, children are ready to enter school with broader minds.
Bucks for Books Committee Members:
Chair: Whitney Thompson Brooke Nokes Co-chair: Pryor Hackleman Erica Culpepper Paige Dunn Britt Carter Amber Eatherly Sallie Kate Covington Brandy Smith Laura Gore Mary Taylor Killebrew Anna Bellipani Sara Pinkston Julyn Overstreet Maggie Gilliland Kathleen Colbert
New clothing is purchased for children who are recommended by school counselors each year. Project committee members deliver the clothes to the schools. The project provides new outfits/school uniforms, undergarments, socks, shoes, and coats for the children. Outreach provides food, clothing, medicine and monetary support for needy children on an emergency basis.
Clothing Corner Committee Members:
Chair: Jamie Hargett Claudette Hawkins Co-chair: Stella Britt Julia Harris Anna Makamson Kelly Martin Claire Smith Whitney Thompson Amanda Redditt Lauren Dale Kerri McQueen Laura Gore Rachel Goldberg Samantha Pigott Amanda Wiltshire
High School sophomore and junior girls from Leflore County work together to carry out service projects. They are required to maintain a “B” average and perform 20 hours of community service throughout the year.
Crown Club Committee Members:
Chair: Katie Dale Lindsey Luke Co-chair: Nancy Johnson Amanda Reddit Kathleen Colbert Betsy Belk Paige Dunn Maggie Gilliland Sara Pinkston Sarah Iwanski Rebecca Howard Grace Jefcoat Meg Naaman
CARE Committee Members:
Chair: Betsy Belk Kelsie Tribble Co-chair: Emmie Daugherty Karlie Morgan Amber Eatherly Sarah Iwanski Blair Harper Lauren Dale Karlee Kelly Jamie Hargett Samantha Pigott Amanda Wiltshire Lindsey Luke
PALS (Providing Aid, Lending Support) was adopted in 2008 to establish an ongoing relationship with a family or families who just need an extra boost to help break the cycle of dependency. This project provides for the basic necessities of life, such as food, encouragement, and budgeting needs. Each member of the Chapter is encouraged to contribute at least one service hour to this project each year.
PALS Committee Members:
Chair: Julyn Overstreet Karlee Kelly Co-Chair: Mary Kathryn Wilson Katie Dale Sarah Waldrop Britt Carter Caroline Stuckey Brandy Smith Julia Harris Anna Makamson Sally Walker Sarah Iwanski Kate Evans
Children at Greenwood Leflore Hospital benefit from this room that is equipped with toys, DVDs, books, and activities. This program makes a child’s stay at the hospital a more positive one. Members work closely with the hospital’s Child Life Coordinator to be sure the room is equipped and maintained for the benefit of the children.
Pediatric Connection Committee Members:
Chair: Rachel Goldberg Meg Naaman Co-chair: Ashlea Galey Katie Dale Samantha Pigott Kelly Martin Emmie Daugherty Claire Smith Tiffany Mothershead Amanda Wiltshire Grace Jefcoat Blair Harper Maggie Jeffords Karlee Kelly Karlie Morgan Sally Walker Kate Evans Britt Carter
Feed the Delta
Feed the Delta Committee Members:
Chair: Kathleen Colbert Maggie Jeffords Co-chair: Anna Makamson Erica Culpepper Claudette Hawkins Lauren Dale Rebecca Howard Paige Dunn Sarah Waldrop Blair Harper Mary Taylor Killebrew Sally Walker Stella Britt Ashlea Galey Rachel Goldberg Kerri McQueen
College scholarships are awarded each year by a panel of non-Junior Auxiliary judges to area high school seniors based on need, academic performance, community and civic involvement and an interview.
Scholarship Committee Members:
Chair: Julia Harris Pryor Hackelman Co-chair: Brooke Nokes Jamie Hargett Nancy Johnson Lindsey Luke Brandy Smith Julyn Overstreet Mary Kathryn Wilson Emmie Daugherty Tiffany Mothershead Whitney Thompson Anna Bellipanni Meghan Peden Ashlea Galey Kelly Martin
S.T.A.R.S. (Studying Together and Revealing Smiles) is a mentoring program that was designed to enhance self-esteem to young girls with academic tutoring and social counseling through positive reinforcement. The girls are chosen by their school counselor. This program is a great outreach tool that Junior Auxiliary uses to reach young girls at an impressionable time in their lives. We serve different locations and are ever-changing to meet the needs of the schools and youth that this program helps to serve.
S.T.A.R.S. Committee Members:
Chair: Meghan Peden Olivia Ellis Co-Chair: Anna Bellipanni Mary Taylor Killebrew Caroline Stuckey Maggie Jeffords Laura Gore Mary Kathryn Wilson Brooke Nokes
Homework Buddies Committee Members:
Chair: Kerri McQueen Kate Evans Co-chair: Tiffany Mothershead Meg Naaman Sara Pinkston Kelsie Tribble Karlie Morgan Claire Smith Olivia Ellis
Entertainment Committee Members:
Chair: Rebecca Howard Nancy Johnson Co-Chair: Amber Eatherly Kelsie Tribble Maggie Gilliland Pryor Hackelman Amanda Redditt Meghan Peden Erica Culpepper Betsy Belk Stella Britt Claudette Hawkins
Publicity / Website Committee Members:
Chair: Sarah Waldrop Co-Chair: Caroline Stickey
Storeroom Committee Members:
Chair: Sallie Kate Covington Grace Jefcoat