Information on the Arts Department Coming Soon!
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! The purpose of the Conservation Department is to bring meaning to that oft-used phrase by helping to promote resource conservation, environmental awareness, recycling, and beautification within Collingswood. The Conservation Department Chair, Stephanie Woods, is responsible for coordinating all conservation activities and events. Some of which include maintaining the Children's Garden located in Knight Park (by the Gazebo) and coordinating the Junior's booth at Collingswood's Green Fest. Most recently, the Conservation Department initiated an Annual Kids Walk for Charity to benefit Knight Park.
The Purpose of the Health & Home Life department is to ensure the well-being, both spritually and physically, of our community and club members. The Department Chair, Jenifer Cokl, is responsible for coordinating all Health & Home Life activites. Past and present activities incluce: Helping the American Red Cross get blood donors, volunteering at the Collingswood Manor Home monthly, and raising awareness of various health concerns at our monthly meetings. In this upcoming year the Department is planing to conduct a healthy eating session targeted at kids in our community, as well as "Wellness Wednesdays," a weekly emailer for Club members that will include health & wellness facts and tips.
The goal of the Education department is to help promote activities that inspire learning within the local community and the club. To achieve that goal, the Educuation department chair is responsible for coordinating events such as the annual Town Spelling Bee. Through this department, the club also participates in the annual Collingswood Book Fair, as well as the annual District Spelling Bee.
The International Outreach & Unicef Department focuses on providing aid to those in need wordwide, with a focus on the most vulnerable: women and children. Everyday countless women and children suffer from violence, disease and poverty. We realize how fortunate we are to live in our society and how so little to us can have a significant impact on the lives of others. We strive to make a difference through donations, awareness and education. Most recently, the club has raised money for the organization MADRE through a partnership with local store, Aenigma.
The Public Issues department has several goals. These include supporting our veterans and encouraging patriotism and community leadership. The Department's purpose is also to create a safe community. Past and present events that fall under the oversight of this department include our Club's annual 4th of July Bike Parade and a free "Fight Like a Girl" self-defense class. The Department also helps to support and encourage a relationship between the Junior Women's Club and the Girl Scouts, providing the girls of local Troop 30113 with role-models who teach them leadership in community service.
For the 2012-2014 club years, Jersey Juniors has selected The Seeing Eye as the State project, and her ein Collingswood we couldn't be happier. The Seeing Eye is the oldest guide dog school in the world. It is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to support its mission – to enhance the independence, dignity and selfconfidence of people who are blind by providing specially bred, raised and trained dogs to guide them. Please keep an eye out for a donations bin at all Club hosted events!
The Donations and Special Projects Department was created in 2010 in response to the increased growth and success of locally-based fundraising events and drives put on by the Collingswood Junior Women�s Club. The Department is chaired by Jodie Farrow, but countless Club members have given their time and valuable ideas to the creation and management of incredible new events such as: a Dress for Success Suit Drive; a charity night out with the Phillies; a Burlington Coat Factory Charity Night; and a Tupperware fundraising event. These new events join our tried and true annual events, such as our Brunch and Lunch with Santa and our Fall Festival. In the future, the Donations and Special Projects Department will continue to formulate new fundraising events and drives in an effort to positively impact the local Collingswood community.
Getting word out about the many activities and events organized by the Junior's is a very integral part of the Club's success. To help accomplish that not-so-easy task, the Public Relations Department Chair acts as a liason to What's On Collingswood, Collingswood's Patch, The Retrospect, and The Courier Post by preparing press releases promoting Club events. While other memmbers of the club assist by creating and sitributing event flyers, maintaining the club website, and communicating with the public via facebook.