Jack & Jill of America: Greater Union County Chapter Mardi Gras Fundraiser - February

Jack and Jill of America is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19 dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. In 1985, the chapter was formed and continues to serve the community. Among that service is the selection of CASA of Union County for two consecutive years to receive proceeds from its annual Mardi Gras Dance Fundraiser.

This year, the teens raised $850 and several met with CASA's Executive Director Marla Higginbotham to present their donation, which will be used toward teens served by CASA of Union County and its Fostering Futures training program each volunteer must complete when advocating for a youth facing aging out of the system without a permanent home or family. Presenting the check to Higginbotham, center, are, from left, front, Lilyanne Dorilas, Whitney Porter, Morghan Johnson, Lauren McNeil, Madison Haynes and Jordan Rose; from left, back, Isaiah Gales, Keon Harris and Hunter Marshall.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

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