The Woodlands Chapter Celebrates Jack & Jill Day and Carole Robertson
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, The Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., held its annual Jack and Jill Day at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands, TX. Over 100 Jack and Jill members gathered to kick-off the Chapter’s programming year, commemorate the life of Carole Robertson and celebrate 30 years of service in the community!
In 1988, The Woodlands Chapter was chartered to provide children with all the opportunities possible for leadership development through programming, community service, legislative advocacy, and philanthropic giving. Following in the footsteps of our charter mother members, the Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill continues to work for the betterment of African-American families and children everywhere.
This year in celebration of Jack and Jill Day, the chapter collected school supplies for the Montgomery County Women’s Center to support local families. Chapter moms donated items such as backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, etc. to ensure less fortunate children in the area had items needed to be successful this school year.
The annual event also served as a memorial service for Carole Robertson. Carole was a member of Jack and Jill of America and one of the four young girls killed in the 1963 Birmingham, AL church bombing. Each September, the national organization honors Carole while building awareness of issues related to human rights and racial equality.
During Jack and Jill Day 2018, the children of Jack and Jill participated in interactive sessions geared around social recreation, team building and positive mental health activities. The daylong celebration ended with chapter families enjoying some fun in the sun as it prepares to begin another year of outstanding service in the community.