Jack and Jill of America, Inc - New Orleans Chapter – 6th Annual Enchanted Evening in the Garden
Auction Ends: Mar 25, 2018 11:59 PM CDT

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Sun Mar 25, 2018
4PM - 7PM CDT

The Arbor Room at Popp Fountain

30 Zachary Taylor Drive New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

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An Enchanted Evening in the Garden hosted by the New Orleans Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated

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On March 25, 2018 the New Orleans Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated will host its 6th Annual Enchanted Evening in the Garden. All proceeds benefit the Ann Coxen Mitchell Memorial Fund for College Scholars. This fund supports students attending Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, and Xavier University of LA, as well as local non-profit organizations who have as their goal to improve the lives of local children. It also supports the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. Guests will enjoy delectable cuisine, provided by notable local chefs and restaurants, and live music by D-Play while bidding on a variety of exciting items at the silent auction. Back by popular demand is our raffle for four round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Award winning WDSU anchor Gina Swanson will join us as our Mistress of Ceremony. Also joining us will be Superbowl Winning former Saints' wide receiver Robert Meachum, and Saints' ambassador and former wide receiver Michael Lewis as celebrity bartenders.

About Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill of America, Inc is an 80-year-old non-profit African American Mothers organization that nurtures future leaders by strengthening children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.  Jack and Jill dedicates its resources to improving the quality of life of African American children in our communities.  We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.

The Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. (501(C) 3) is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The Foundation provides financial support to organizations that promote leadership development in children, youth and young adults.  The Foundation partners with organizations, such as World of Money to continue the work of teaching youth solid money skills, Champions in Congress to promote a multi-pronged approach to combating childhood obesity, and The March of Dimes to advance the fight against premature infant births and its associated complications.  Additionally, the Foundation continues to collaborate with organizations to ensure that youth in at-risk communities have access to healthy lifestyles, higher education and the ability to break the cycle of poverty. In 2017,  STEM-NOLA (an organization that provides local children with educational activities and opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathemetics) was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc.

For 65 years, The New Orleans Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc has participated in, and provided services to, our community through various programs. Our teens have assisted in adoption programs, Habitat for Humanity, and have given over 500 service hours over the past year. In June 2015, Jack and Jill teens from Louisiana and Texas came to New Orleans to participate in beautification projects in City Park, New Orleans Recreational Department parks, as well as local library and reading projects. In 2016, the New Orleans chapter was awarded the Jacqueline Robinson Grant to provide training for suicide prevention among teens. Importantly, since 2008, we have provided financial support to first generation college students attending Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

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Show your support

You can support New Orleans area children and college students by becoming a sponsor, donating to the silent auction, attending the event, purchasing a raffle ticket, and/or bidding in the silent auction remotely or in person!

Community Leaders to be Honored

The Jack of the Year, Jill of the Year and Jack and Jill of the year are awarded to a man, woman and couple or organization who exemplify the mission of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Individuals recognized are dedicated to one or more of Jack and Jill's focuses, including community service, philanthropy, civic engagement, education and literacy, physical and mental health advocacy, particularly in regards to African American children and families, and the community at large.

2018 Jack of the Year - Clint Smith, III

2018 Jill of the Year - Michelle Blouin-Williams

2018 Jack and Jill of the Year - Mr. Kenneth and Dr. Florencia Polite

 

 

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