Jack and Jill of America, Inc. - Greensboro Chapter - "Let's Work, Let's Play, Let's Live Together"

















Greensboro Chapter History

      In the Fall of 1953, a small group of mothers who happened to be friends and business associates came together to organize a chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The mother’s ultimate objective was to inaugurate programs and develop the youth of the Greensboro community through the immediate efforts with their own children.   
  
     It was at the June 1954 national convention held in Durham, North Carolina, that the Greensboro Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was accepted into national membership.  This Chapter was the sixtieth entry in the national organization.   

     The National President, Mrs. Nellie Rouhlac, installed the Greensboro Chapter in the home of Margaret Falkener on October 8, 1954.  The following were charter members of the group:  Elreta Alexander, Sallie Corbett, Elizabeth Dowdy, Edna Fisher, Margaret Falkener, Blance Grant, Anne Graves, Mae Sue Henry, Eva Miller, Winnie Robinson, Sue Taylor, and Ivy Williamson.   Officers elected after receiving the Chapter’s Charter were Margaret Falkener, President; Anne Graves, Vice President; Winnie Robinson, Secretary; Edna Fisher, Treasurer; and Sallie Corbett, Journalist.   

     The first group of mothers installed after the Chapter was established were Nettie Banks, Marietta Carington, Pauline Foster, Anita Rivers, Juanita Spaulding and Rosalie Wooden in December 1954.


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Our Community Service

     For sixty years of its existence, the Greensboro Chapter has endeavored to maintain the high ideals of the national organization.  It has fostered constructive, educational, recreational, and social programs for the cultural enrichment of our children and the children of this community. The chapter has supported the National Jack and Jill Foundation with generous contributions.  Many local charities and organizations such as March of Dimes, Queen's Foundation, College Bound Sisters, Rankin Elementary School, Dudley High School, Foster Friends of NC, Operation Homework, Urban Ministry, Mary's House, Give-A-Kid-A-Coat program, Greensboro Police Department Ted E. Bear Program and our signature community service projects  through Gillespie Park Elementary School (Summer Feeding Pantry and Summer Reading Program)have benefited from financial contributions, charitable donations and volunteer assistance from the Greensboro Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Gillespie Park Elementary
Summer Feeding Project
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Summer Reading Book Collection










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