Each year, KJWC solicits recipients for our major fundraising project. In June, the charitable candidates are put to a vote and a community recipient is chosen. Secondary candidates may also receive funds based on our annual earnings budget. We look for local organizations that contribute to the welfare of the community, be it not for profit social programs, history or preservation or specific community projects. All organizations are asked to complete a funding request application, which enables us to decide who we wish to support with our monetary gifts. If you are interested in an application for next year's charity, please complete this charitable application or contact our Charitable Chairwoman at .
As an organization dedicated to community improvement our charitable works include fundraising, community projects, recognition for community service and social events. There are many charitable projects our club initiates and implements. We also participate in other community events organized by other clubs and organizations (i.e. Relay for Life organized by the American Cancer Society).
Keep Kenosha Beautiful
Keep Kenosha Beautiful is a program in which we participate in cleaning up a city park. Washington Park has been our target for the past several years and last year club members and their families recycled 18 lbs and disposed of 45 lbs of trash from the park. We have chosen the first Saturday morning every month throughout the warm weather season. Members are encouraged to bring along family members, including children and grandchildren, to help out. Garbage bags and gloves are provided.
Woodsy Owl Program
Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy Owl is a whimsical fellow and he's got his heart set on motivating kids to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. As Woodsy flies across our land, he encourages youngsters to marvel at and explore the natural world, even in the city. His motto "Lend a Hand - Care for the Land!" encourages everyone to make a positive difference in their world.
The Forest Service is introducing children to this fanciful creature. Woodsy is coming to you with simple, hands-on land stewardship activities--and there's so much more ahead.
Community Walks and Runs
We keep updated on the walks and runs in the area in which we can participate and those who wish to run or walk to raise money for other charities in Kenosha and surrounding areas may sign up and take pledges to help out. Club members are also asked to assist in administrative preparation or on-site.
Once a month, (usually the second Thursday of the month) KJWC members can serve soup and sandwiches at the Soup Kitchen in Kenosha at the Shalom Center. Hours are from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
Every year, we award Citizenship Awards to a boy and girl from each Kenosha elementary school graduating from Grade 5 and from Grade 8. Students are selected by their teachers and principal based on their outstanding character, service and leadership. Kenosha Junior Women’s Club members present the awards usually at the school’s year-end assembly.
Theodora Youmans Citizenship Award
The Theodora Youmans Citizenship Award is presented annually by the Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs to a Wisconsin woman who has made the most notable contribution to good citizenship during the previous year. If you know of someone you would like to nominate for the Theodora Youmans Citizenship Award please e-mail us at: email@example.com.
One of our social events is known as Chili Night and is held in the fall at a member’s home. Spouses, relatives or friends are welcome. Club members sign up to bring a sampling of their favorite Chili receipt, appetizer or dessert. This is a fun, relaxing evening with a chance to meet in an informal setting with our friends.
Theater night is usually held in late winter or early spring at a member’s home. Members and their guests bring appetizers to share before heading off to a live theater production of the Lakeside Players in Kenosha. This is a fun evening and a good way to break up the long winter.
Members can participate in an ornament exchange at our holiday party in December. Everyone who would like to participate brings a wrapped ornament to put under the tree. This is a fun way to give and receive new tree ornaments.
If you would like more information about any of our activities, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.