Fundraising

The Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club has been providing support to Glen Ellyn and the surrounding communities through philanthropic endeavors for over 64 years. Our Club is committed to bettering our communities, enriching our families, and empowering our members. All of this is achieved through the myriad of volunteer opportunities we offer and the inviting, social atmosphere in which we function.

Beneficiaries include, but are not limited to: SCARCE, Teen Parent Connection, DuPagePADS, Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center, Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company, Supplies 4 Success/Partnership for Educational Progress (PEP Foundation), People's Resource Center, Project Linus, and WDSRA.

Service Projects and fundraisers include: Christmas Family Sponsorship Program aka 'Christmas Baskets,' Jolly Grams, Project Linus, Annual Firefighter's Thanksgiving Dinner, and DuPagePADS Sunday Lunches.

Mission

"Make a Difference in Someone's Life"

We are a non-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational organization. Our affiliations are with the General Federation of Woman's Clubs and Illinois chapter, 5th District Juniors.

Some of our fundraising efforts include, but are not limited to:

Christmas Family Sponsorship Program:

SAVE THE DATES... DECEMBER 14TH, AND 16TH

Volunteers are needed to help with the myriad of details that go into making our Christmas Baskets event successful. Details that need attention include family adoptions, toy drive, toiletry drive, wrapping party and delivery of the baskets. Please think about where you may be able to help! Please see Christmas Baskets page for more details.

Our largest service program began in 1949, by providing food baskets to needy families during the holidays. Over the years, the program has evolved into a community-wide project with almost 130 families sponsored.

Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club (GEJWC) organizes and oversees the collection and distribution of food via the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry who provides basic perishable and nonperishable pantry items, clothing, basic necessities, toys (via our community toy drive), and household goods. Member volunteers organize, wrap, and deliver (with the help of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department) the Christmas baskets to the adopted families before Christmas, ensuring that the receiving families have a truly Merry Christmas.

Jolly Grams

Jolly Grams are letters from Santa, personalized for your loved ones with details that make it "authentic". Jolly Grams arrive in your mailbox during the holiday season, encouraging the little ones to keep up the good work and add a touch of wonder and magic to this special time of year. To top it off, the letters are postmark hand-stamped from the North Pole!

President Beth Rosch, event coordinator, is looking for many volunteers to personalize these letters and get them out in time for Christmas. The process is easy to master and a fun way to spread some Christmas cheer. If interested in volunteering to help with this much anticipated, every popular program, please contact Beth at bruinbessie@aol.com