Volunteers wrap up "National JA Week" by serving others

Volunteers wrap up "National JA Week" by serving others
JA members, plus a few extra friends, helped to pack thousands of boxes full of food during JA Week. (Source: Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro)
Mayor Harold Perrin declares April 1-7 as "National JA Week" in Jonesboro. (Source: Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro)
Mayor Harold Perrin declares April 1-7 as "National JA Week" in Jonesboro. (Source: Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Junior Auxiliary volunteers routinely work community service projects in the health, welfare, civic and educational fields. But during JA Week, the group also volunteered with the HUB, or Helping Underserved Belong and TLC, also known as The Learning Center.

The group ended the week-long celebration of "National JA Week" at the Food Bank of NEA by packing 3,240 meals. 

Mayor Harold Perrin presented a proclamation to Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro naming the week as "JA Week." 

The mission of Junior Auxiliary is to meet the needs of children, youth, and families throughout Craighead County by helping to ensure that the future will be bright. Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro looks for ways to improve the lives of Craighead County children by developing and implementing programs that instill self-esteem and challenge minds.

The Jonesboro chapter was founded in 1950 with three service projects. Today the chapter has 12 working service projects, over 90 active and provisional members, and over 300 life and associate members.   

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