This great collaboration between MLive, Community Action Agency, Meijer, and JJWL brings warm clothing to needy children in Jackson County.
Warm The Children 2015
Shopping event at Meijer.
688 children received warm coats, boots, hats and gloves this year.
2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Social and Volunteer (Done In a Day): Heather Corcoran
Membership: Alison Resor
Nominating and Placement: Josnelly Aponte
Communications: Melinda Kohn
Gala: Kelly Burr and Kelly Lammers
Warm the Children: Suzanne Jones and Anna Mulcahy
Saturday, Feb. 27th 2016 at 6pm
3225 4th Street
- Midnight in Paris theme
- Live and silent auction, food, cash bar, dancing, entertainment
January 26th: Hunt Club
February 23rd: Ella Sharp Museum
March 29th: Knights Steakhouse
April 26th: The Pointe
May 31st: Member potluck (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in hosting)
Done In A Day
- October/November: Warm the Children
- Monthly: Interfaith Shelter dinners
- November: Glow Run
- December:Diaper Drive for Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County
New Member Spotlight on Danielle Dobies
- Who recommended you to join JJWL? Why did you choose to join?
Kelly Burr introduced me to JJWL (thanks Kelly!) and I chose to join because I could tell from the very first meeting that it was a very dynamic group of women who really worked hard to make the community better. I had been searching for a group to get involved in and JJWL seemed like a perfect fit!
- Tell us a little about yourself-work, family, etc.
I've lived in Jackson since 2013 and spent 7 years in Chicago prior to that. I’m recently married and work as a Project Manager and Training Developer for a consulting company. I have a Pug named Sir Woof and a cat named Frank!
- What’s the best book you have read lately?
I just finished “After You” by JoJo Moyes. I’ve read all of her books, they are addicting!
I also just read “Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work, and What Does.” by Susan Fowler. It’s a great read for anyone in charge of managing other people.
- Where’s your favorite place to go in town-whether meeting friends for dinner,
taking the family out on an outing, or spending a date night with your significant
My husband and I spend a lot of time downtown and we like hanging out at Grand River Brewery, Bella Notte or Chase. There’s great food in this city. We also just bought a house close to Cascades Park, so I spend a lot of time walking the trails in the summer.
- What are you most looking forward to this holiday season? What kind of family traditions do you incorporate?
Since I am newly married, my husband and I are working on creating our own traditions, but we do plan to host a lot of the holiday get togethers on both sides of our family. I’m looking forward to some time off of work!
- What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to read, cook and be active. I can usually be found at the YMCA trying a new workout class or in the kitchen inventing new ways to trick my husband into eating healthy food.