The hard work goes on year-round, but during the first week of April each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Jackson County pauses to say thanks to the community for another great year. A year packed with service to families and children through a number of service projects that include everything from Christmas Blessings to Pillow Pals. JA of Jackson County has 23 members who each donate 24 hours each every year to the Chapter's various projects. The Chapter raises funds each year through an annual dinner and silent auction which this year will be titled Chillin’and Grillin’. "This is such an exciting week for us, because it gives us a chance to thank all of the citizens of Jackson County for supporting us in this work, and to recognize our wonderful corporate sponsors who finance these projects," Lindy Sides said. "The families and children we serve are so deserving and thankful for this assistance, and none of that would be possible without the support of the entire community." Junior Auxiliary has a rich history of service, and the Junior Auxiliary of Jackson County is carrying on that tradition. This Chapter embraces the founding principles of our national organization, “helping children and making a difference in their lives,” said Lisa Biglane, NAJA President. JA of Jackson County is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, MS. NAJA has more than 15,000 active, associate, and life members in 100 Chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The NAJA slogan is “Care Today – Character Tomorrow.” Junior Auxiliary Chapters are working more than ever to provide care to those less fortunate in order to make their tomorrows better. For more information, or to make a tax deductible donation to JA of Jackson County you can contact Lindy Sides at 870-217-1210. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org or call (662) 332-3000.