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Greater Peoria, IL Chapter of Jack and Jill Hosting Flapjack Fundraiser, December 3, 2016

jack-and-jill_applebees1 On a cool December morning who doesn’t like a stack of warm pancakes with melting butter and warm, sweet syrup dripping down the side? On Saturday, December 3, 8:00-10:00am at Applebee’s located at 3939 W. Mar Memorial Dr. in Peoria, come and enjoy a wonderful breakfast of pancakes, bacon, coffee, orange juice and milk for just $5.00. The youth of the Greater Peoria, IL Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated will serve as hosts and provide seasonal entertainment. This event is sponsored by the Greater Peoria, IL Chapter of Jack and Jill, and proceeds will benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Incorporated.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a nationwide organization whose programs are geared towards civic service in the local community and the empowerment and education of African-American youth. Programs are centered on leadership development, community service, and cultural awareness, which all provide youth with the necessary skills and fortitude to navigate challenges and succeed in today’s complex society.

jack-and-jill_applebees3The Jack and Jill Foundation, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America. Since its founding in 1968, the Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to African-American communities all across the nation. Its overall mission is to support community programs and services that foster a solid foundation for children and families to survive and thrive. Developing effective leadership skills and strong personal character in today’s youth are essential goals of the Foundation and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

The distribution of Foundation funds is through local chapters, organizations, and programs that are committed to dealing with issues that impact African-American youth and families. Some of the areas that Foundation funds support are financial literacy, early childhood education, effective parenting, preventative healthcare, and housing initiatives. In this effort the Foundation is partnered with the United Negro College Fund, Rebuild America, and Habitat for Humanity, among others.

jack-and-jill_applebees2The Greater Peoria, IL Chapter of Jack and Jill of America is actively investing in the future of our youth and families. Please support us in this valuable work by attending our Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, December 3 between 8:00 and 10:00am at Applebee’s. It is sure to be a time of fun and fellowship for a worthy cause.

For more information about Jack and Jill of America, Inc. or the Greater Peoria, IL Chapter, please send inquiries to jackandjillpeoria@gmail.com. To learn more about the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. please visit www.jackandjillfoundation.org.