Projects

Juniors participate in service activities intended to improve the quality of life in Glen Ellyn and surrounding communities. The projects are done in the spirit of friendship and dedication. Ongoing projects include, but are not limited to...

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Firefighter's Annual Thankgiving Dinner

Each year, GEJWC members prepare (and deliver) a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, with all the trimmings, to the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Firefighters. It's a time-honored tradition most members enjoy taking part in. The annual event was established to serve as a "pre-thank you" to the volunteer firefighters who help deliver Christmas baskets during the Holiday season. Cooks are needed to help prepare a Holiday feast for the men and women who volunteer their time and effort to our great city. If interested in taking part in the Annual Firefighter's Thanksgiving Dinner, please contact Beth Rosch bruinbessie@aol.com.

Project Layette

This is one of our biggest fIn April, we hold our annual "baby shower" to stock the pantry at Teen Parent Connection of Glen Ellyn. Since 1985 Teen Parent Connection has been providing teen parents with support, information, and resources to help them navigate their lives as parents and as teenagers.

DuPagePads

GEJWC members prepare lunch for DuPagePads on the fifth Sunday within the calendar year (October and December 2017 and April 2018) .

Often DuPagePads is the last stop. Individuals and families who are homeless are counting on the community to help them, because they don't know how to help themselves. Though they desperately want to.

The staff at DuPagePads help clients become self-sufficient and help find them a home. Case managers teach clients to believe in themselves through learned skills. DuPagePads help each individual know they are valued - even when they think they are not. More than simply a providing a pad and a meal - but a chance at self-sufficiency and pride in supporting themselves.

Project Linus

In the November, Glen Ellyn Juniors assemble fleece blankets for Central DuPage Hospital (within the Chicagoland chapter of Project Linus). The Project Linus mission is simple, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Project Linus does this through the gift of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers".

During the November member meeting (Thursday, November 16th) members meet at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center to construct the blankets. If interested in joining in on the fun, grab your fabric scissors and meet us at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center: 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn at 7:30.