CORRECTION — This photo was printed in the Westside Gazette in the October 30 Edition, article entitled The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Jack Jill and Jill of America, Inc. turns 50! with an incorrect caption. The caption should have been The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., not The Links
By Jody Jones
The organization is marking this monumental occasion with a 50th Anniversary Gala set for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC).
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a national non-profit* African American organization established in 1938. We are an organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children ages two-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. We are extremely focused on seeking for all children, the same advantages that we desire for our own by supporting national legislation aimed at bettering the conditions of children and providing, constructive, educational, civic, and social opportunities.
Our organization has given millions of dollars to local and national charities since our inception. These organizations include the Girls’ Choir of South Florida, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Children in Distress and L.A. Lee Branch YMCA to name a few.
The evening of the Gala will be filled with great food and entertainment, along with acknowledging and supporting local charities. To make the evening complete, we will have as our special guests the National and Regional Officers of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.
If you would like to make a donation to support our foundation, we would greatly appreciate your generous support. For more information on the organization and the Gala, log on to www.jackandjillftl.org.
*The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a 501 c (4) organization. The Jack and Jill Foundation is a 501 c (3) organization. One third of the proceeds are donated to the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, which benefit children nationally.