|The projects that BJWC supports are as varied as its members. There are several projects which we have supported for many years. Some projects are brand new and we are willing to add and change projects in response to the needs of our community.
The club is comprised of several different committees which are responsible for choosing their projects on an annual basis. Some of the committees are:
** Project Shoes **
This is our signature project that was adopted by the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, as well as BJWC in 1993. We provide shoes and socks to needy children in the local school system and community. THe recipients of the shoes are selected based upon recommendations from the social workers and other school staff.
Please allow us 5 - 7 days to purchase the shoes. Once the shoes have been purchased, arrangements for pick up that have been specified on the request form will be followed. It will be up to your agency staff to deliever the shoes to the child or child't family. For the confidentiality of those involved, we do not deal directly with the families themselves.
We want to be certain that the recommendations made are for those children truely in need of our help. We will not require proof of the famiy's income or need. We will act solely upon your good judgment.
Project Shoes Request Form
** Arts & Education **
This committee is responsible for the Arts Festival that you may have seen on display at the Holly Hill Mall. This festival is held in conjunction with the Burlington Woman's Club and is held in January. Local first place winners advance to compete at the District and State Arts Festivals where they can win monetary prizes.
** Internation / Public Affairs **
This committee is responsible for the promotion of projects that raise awareness to the membership regarding world issues. Projects sponsored by this committee include Operation Christmas Child, Adopt a Solider, Heifer International, and Operation Smile. Other projects include Public Safety, supporting Family Abuse Services and voter registration drives.
** Conservation **
This committee is responsible for projects that promote improving our environment as well as educate members on conservation methods. A signature project of the committee is the Adopt-A-Highway program. BJWC has been responsible for St. Mark's Church Road since 1992.
** Homelife **
Some of these projects include serving meals at Allied Churches Emergency Night Shelter, sponsoring dances at Thataways, forming a team for Relay for LIfe in support of the American Cancer Society, and sponsoring families for Christmas through Alamance County Christmas Cheer office, just to name a few!
We have even more committees but these are just a few. The Burlington Junior Woman's Club gets the job done!