Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Greater Huntsville Chapter

Achieving Excellence

Inspiring Greatness

Motivating Youth to Serve and Lead

 

Please Join

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Greater Huntsville Chapter 

 

Pink, White, and Blue

Children's Ball and Fundraiser

 

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Grand Ball Room

March 14, 2020

6 pm -10 pm

 

Proceeds will benefit JJSwims.

 

The initiative of JJSwims is to provide swim lesson grants to local non-profit organizations in the Greater Huntsville Area whose focus is to address the needs of under-resourced children.  Two years ago, our national organization implemented JJSwims after one of our very own children tragically died in a drowning accident. So many children are unfamiliar with swim safety and cannot swim. Therefore, they are at high risk for swimming accidents and drowning.

 

Did you know? 

  • Over 350 children die from unintentional drownings each summer.

 

  • About one in five people who die from drowning are children ages 14 and younger. 

  • Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4. 

  • Swimming pool drowning deaths for under-resourced children ages 5-19 are 5.5 times higher than that of children with access to resources. 

  • For under-resourced children ages 10-12, the swimming death rate is a staggering ten times higher than the rate for children with access to resources. 

 

Grant Recipients:

  • Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama

  • Girls Inc.

  • Sea Dragons Swim Team

  • Village of Promise

  • Jack and Jill of America Foundation

 

How Your Donation Will Make a Difference!

Donation Amount

# of Under-resourced Children Able to Learn to Swim

$100

1

$300

3

$500

5

$1000

10

$1500

15

$2500

25

$5000

50

$7500

75

$10000

100