The proceeds from the sale will fund JA’s various service projects, which all directly benefit the children of Bradley County.
Junior Auxiliary is a national nonprofit organization, with 101 chapters nationwide, that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children.
JA’s Cleveland chapter has pioneered such projects as: “Jackets for Juniors,” through which warm coats were provided to over 100 Bradley County students last winter; “Big Sis,” a mentoring program facilitated through local schools, completed in partnership with parents and school counselors; “Read to Me,” which awards JA members the opportunity to promote literacy in community schools by reading to classes and leaving behind the book as a gift, along with the Teddy Bear Picnic, which invites the entire community to a pro-literacy, free fun-filled family event, and more than 10 other programs and projects that are centered around bettering and enriching the lives of young people in this community by meeting physical, emotional and relational needs.
At the beginning of each JA meeting, members recite a prayer that includes, "Send us, O God as Thy messengers to the hearts without a home, to lives without love, to the crowds without a guide. Send us to the children whom none have blessed, to the famished whom none have visited, to the fallen whom none have lifted, to the bereaved whom none have comforted...,as we seek to right the wrongs," stated Danielle Winters, immediate past president. "That is what we are doing each day in our community. Making a difference, through helping within individual relationships within families to large community outreach programs.
But now we need the communities support. The Treasures for Tots Rummage sale has the potential to fund the worthwhile work of JA for an entire year.”
JA members are currently collecting and organizing items for the big day.
Winters said, “We need your help! We are seeking donations such as furniture, electronics, children’s toys, bicycles, sports and exercise equipment, home décor, kitchen items, antiques, collectibles, holiday items, and anything else in good, used condition.”
Tax receipts are available for donations of any size.
For more additional information, or to arrange for pick-up of donations, please contact Kelli Chord at (423) 595-2893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.