What does it take
to keep an organization thriving for over 68
years? The answer is simple: a strong
work ethic, commitment, leadership, financial support
and a shared dream.
Beginning in 1946, a group of 22
women charted a new course for what has become known
as one of the most effective nonprofit women’s
organizations in the Houston area: the Houston Junior
Forum. Today, with nearly 400 members, that commitment
and dream is stronger than ever.
The Houston Junior Forum is a nonprofit
women’s volunteer organization committed to
providing charitable service to children, youth and
senior adults in the Houston community. Its sole purpose
is for the promotion of educational, social and recreational
activities and monetary support to those we serve.
How will we fulfill the mission
this year? We will serve children and youth
at Kids’ Meals and The
Nehemiah Center by mentoring, tutoring and
assisting with special projects, and See to Succeed
which helps school children receive free eyeglasses.
We will support graduating seniors through our College
Scholarship Program which provides 22 students
with a college scholarship. We will assist senior
adults at the All Saints Third Age Learning
Center, Home Delivered Meals of Katy and
the Senior Guidance Directory. Lastly,
we will offer to these organizations and other Houston
non-profits an opportunity to apply for grants through
our Community Grants Program.
Volunteers also support the community
at large through activities and sales at our Resale
Shop and through special events such as the
Houston Antiques Dealers Association (HADA)shows.
This year, The Heritage Society has invited
HJF to exhibit in their Museum Gallery, November 2013
through January 2014. Displayed will be 27 beaded
President's skirts and information on the history
of HJF’s service to this community.
Priorities for 2013-2014 include
a focus on expanding membership and increasing the
number of HJF volunteers at the Resale Shop.
Members of the Houston Junior
Forum have demonstrated a vitality and commitment
which has resulted in extraordinary accomplishments
for over six decades. We invite you to contact
us for information about becoming a member of HJF
and in supporting programs that enhance the quality
of life for so many in the greater Houston area.
Cindy Cochran, President
Houston Junior Forum 2013-2014
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