The South Charlotte Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., an organization of mothers dedicated to nurturing African American children, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Granted official chapter status in 2010 with 63 mothers led by chapter charter president Sonja Nichols, today the chapter has 130 families comprising more than 400 mothers, children and fathers. Most of the members live in the greater Ballantyne area.
“Youth leadership and development is the heart and soul of everything we do, from our programming to our philanthropic giving and service to the community,” explains current chapter president Kim Richards.
In the last 10 years, the chapter has been actively involved in fundraising and community service efforts throughout greater Charlotte, partnering with many nonprofits that include the Junior League of Charlotte and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The chapter has been a top national fundraising chapter since its inception.