Community Service

Shoes for School

Our Chapter participates in service projects for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s Shoes for School. This event provides more than 1,200 children with new shoes each year and is held every August. For more information, please visit their website at the Knoxville Area Urban League.

Oratorical Competition

The Knoxville Chapter partners with the City of Knoxville to sponsor a city-wide oratorical contest as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission’s MLK Youth Symposium that is held annually during the MLK Holiday weekend in January. For more information, please visit their website at the Knoxville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission.

Loose Change for Education

Through change collected by our Chapter throughout the year, our children learn that a little bit of money saved adds up; and that giving to others that are less fortunate is rewarding.

Kwanzaa and Christmas Outreach Event

The Knoxville Chapter partners with the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center to sponsor a holiday celebration for children and their families. The event focuses on sharing knowledge of African-American heritage while celebrating civic involvement in our community.

Donations to Worthy Families

The power and potential of community service is exhibited by the children and teens who volunteer many hours in support of underprivileged individuals in Knoxville.  Several local charities benefit from donations of hair supplies, toiletries, and other items collected by the Knoxville Chapter.

March for Dimes – Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a proud partner of the March of Dimes. Our chapter participates each year in the March for Babies program to help ensure that all babies get a chance for healthy lives.

Children’s Defense Fund – Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a proud partner the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). The CDF is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. Our chapter support and promotes the mission of CDF through the CDF Haley Farm and the CDF Freedom Schools Program. For more information, please visit their website at  East Knoxville CDF Freedom Schools and CDF Haley Farm.

American Heart Association – Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is proud partner with the American Heart Association.  Each year our chapter participates in the Go Red for Women signature women’s initiative. For more information, please visit their website at Go Red for Women.