Junior Auxiliary of Russellville
KIDS IN MOTION – A fun and educational program at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club which teaches healthy nutrition and exercise habits. Activities include an obstacle course, relay races, karate, dance, Zumba lessons, and other games. A healthy snack is provided. We may also provide door prizes and a goodie bag for every child that is present. Crown Club members are invited to help. Approximately 300 children are served.
FOOD PANTRY FOOD DRIVE – Prior to Spring Break, JA will host a food drive to restock the food pantry at UE5G to help with the food given out during spring break. Spring break is a time that students are home without a lot of resources and the food pantry runs out in early spring. Overflow items may be donated to other RSD schools based on need.
KEEPING IT REAL IN A VIRTUAL WORLD/JA UNPLUGGED – For this project our chapter will promote the importance of living in the real physical world vs a virtual world. We would do this by having an “unplugged” day encouraging everyone to unplug from electronics and social media for 12- 24 hrs. We would encourage all our members, their families, crown club and everyone in the community to participate. Possible suggestion for this project would be hosting a play day at the park and promoting our “Unplugged” day in the community through the organizations and other projects we are involved with.
SHOW ME YOUR SMILE– This program provides local daycare/pre-K programs with an interactive presentation to teach students the importance of good oral hygiene and hand washing. Several JA members visit the schools to provide a skit to help teach children about brushing their teeth and hand washing. Goodie bags containing topic related items are given to each child. Approximately 400 children are served
SCHOOL HYGIENE BOXES – This project provides necessary supplies for the school nurses in the Russellville School District. These supplies include, but are not limited to, lice kits, chapstick, deodorant, underwear, socks, sanitary napkins, peppermints. Supplies are delivered to the RSD Nursing Supervisor to distribute among the school nurses. Grades K – 12 benefit from this project.