Children’s Assistance & Families in Crisis
Chairs: Margi Pearson
JAES provides funding and services to local schools along the Eastern Shore for children in need. Helping children with school needs such as field trip expenses, school supplies, tutoring, clothing, etc.. As well as social and specific areas of concern that affects the welfare of children and their families.
Crown of Character
Chairs: Molly Cunningham & Brandy Coker (Fairhope Intermediate School), Jennifer Farlow & Veronica Bishop (J. Larry Newton Elementary), Teri Dyess (Daphne East Elementary)
In 2012, the JAES implemented a new project, Crown of Character, to recognize Fifth grade students with good character. We currently award students at Fairhope Intermediate School, J. Larry Newton Elementary and Daphne East Elementary. Fifth grade students are chosen by their teacher to receive the Crown of Character Award. These students exemplify one or all of the five points represented in the Junior Auxiliary crown: Charity, Youth, Health, Leadership, and Service.
Hands for Our Community
Chairs: Holly Reineck & Courtney Hice
Working in our community to help and make a difference. We have planted gardens at the Pelican’s Nest, weeded and tended to their yard, and helped at work days with Fairhope Intermediate and Elementary. JAES also has (2) newly installed Little Pantries in the Daphne and Fairhope areas.
Chairs: Samantha Cooper
Through this project, members are “pen pals” with a local 4th grade girl. The program is ongoing for the school year and allows the member + young lady to form a mentor relationship…via writing. At the end of the school year a tea is held to unite and introduce the mentor and mentee.
The Forgotten Initiative
Chairs: Robin White
Through the Forgotten Initiative of Baldwin County; JAES is able to serve the foster community in our area. Projects have ranged from providing parents a night out to do Christmas shopping, to weekend journey bags, to providing home cooked meals.
Chairs: Sarah Anderson
Through generous donations from individuals and local businesses; JAES is able to host a free closet for local girls to shop for prom dresses, to include shoes, accessories, alterations, hair/makeup coupons and more.
We couldn’t do what we do without our community support! Would you be interested in sponsoring one of our projects? Head HERE to contact us.