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Stevens Point JWC

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About

Our Purpose

The purpose of a junior club in a community is to bring together young women in an organization where they can use their energies and abilities to benefit themselves and their community by promoting its civic, cultural, education, and social welfare. Any woman who is interested in the objective of this organization shall be eligible for membership.

 

Community Service

Making A Difference

Since its founding in 1939, the Stevens point junior have contributed much in community service. In 1944, the Red Cross Mobile blood unit was brought to Stevens point for the first time through efforts of the juniors.  The Portage county daycare center for mentally challenged children was initiated and promoted by our club through fundraising and purchasing of their bus. The city band shell was constructed through a community fund drive coordinated by our club. Our Junior club has been involved in many other prominent community projects such as Lori Ann’s house from victims of domestic abuse, First home for teenage mothers, Jaws of Life, Video Voice, YMCA, Achievement Center and thee Humane society, just to name a few

Our greatest and longest running Community Improvement Project was Kiddie Kollege. Between 1964 and 2005, the club owned and operated this preschool.

Funding for these community projects is made possible through our highly successful annual fundraiser, Tinsel Trail Arts and Craft Show, which is held annually on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

 

Over the years the JWC has done incredible things! Last year alone we successfully raised and distributed over $10,000! We are proud to be responsible for several local improvement projects and services including the recent installation of A.E.D.  devices now located in all of the public and private schools in the area. We've provided funding and services to many local and national organizations including the Falcon Pride Project, Mental Health Coalition of Portage County, Stevens Point YMCA, Salvation Army, Operation Bootstrap, Local K-9 Units, Fresh Start Program, Marshfield Cancer Center Clinic in Stevens Point, Standing Rocks Project, Portage County Humane Society, Arrow Academy, Guns & Hoses, Interfaith Food Pantry, Place of Peace, Honor Flight, United Way, Portage County Library, Central Wisconsin Children's Museum, Stevens Point Fire Department, The Boys and Girls Clubb, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Empty Bowls, Portage County Youth Alliance, Hospice Care, American Cancer Society.....The list of accomplishments goes on and on!