The Arlington Heights Junior Woman’s Club was formed in 1933 by a young woman who wished to carry out community philanthropic projects. The main objective, which still holds true today, is to “Live each day, trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.”
We are non-political and non-sectarian.
WHO WE ARE :
The AHJWC members include working professionals, stay-at-home moms and business owners. Our membership spans several age groups, from young singles or recently married women, to mothers with children ranging in age from infant to college age.
OUR MISSION :
Arlington Heights Junior Woman’s Club is a diverse, brilliant group of women, driven to make a positive impact in the community of Arlington Heights, while forming friendships and making memories.
Club’s fund raising efforts continue throughout the year and allow us to make contributions to a number of organizations in need. Our annual spring fundraiser is the largest effort of the year and culminates in a social event which raises thousands of dollars for selected organizations. In combination with other small fundraisers, we are able to make yearly monetary donations to local, state, and federal philanthropies.
The AHJWC has received many state and local awards throughout the years for our community service projects. In addition to our ongoing fundraising, we participate in many community projects such as the Arlington Heights Historical Society’s Annual Housewalk, Clearbrook holiday parties, the Wheeling Township Food Pantry, and National Make a Difference Day. Club members also annually chair the Wish Tree project which provides Christmas presents to local needy children as well as cooking meals to assist with the P.A.D.S (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization.