Mid-Western Regional Day of Service
The Regional Day of Service is a day all 34 chapters in the Mid-Western Region come together and service the communities we live with one unified theme. In the Mid-Western Region our community service focus is “Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Education for Youth” and our
regional day of service theme “The Gift of Literacy” embodies the spirit of Jack and Jill’s national focus on Early Childhood Literacy and the “Bedtime Stories” series. Our 34 Chapters will be asked to build a Milk Crate Portable Library and donate gently used and new Children’s’ books, educational games and videos for children and teens K-12 to give to local area children and teens. Mothers will be asked to collect donated (new or used) K-12 books throughout the remaining programming year (March-May). There will be a book depository labeled “Regional Day of Service “, at the mothers’ monthly general body meetings, teen meetings, and lead moms will be asked to pick up book donations at the beginning of every group activity.
As mothers, we know the profound impact it has on our children when they can open a book, and read. We would like to assure that many more African American children have the same experience to enjoy reading. On May 14, 2016 the Mid-Western Region will build portable milk crate libraries creating a reading corner in the community agencies were we live and serve.
Donations will be accepted towards the purchase of books for the Portable Milk Crate Libraries.
Contact your Foundation/Community Service Chair for more details