Decatur, Illinois

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JWA Scholarship Application

The Junior Welfare Association (JWA) together with the Decatur Public Schools (DPS) Foundation is offering a scholarship opportunity for seniors in DPS #61. All DPS students who are planning to attend a college or other institute of higher education in the fall semester following graduation are eligible to apply. The chosen recipient(s) have the opportunity to receive up to $1,000 toward their continuing education. Applications are due March 13. For requirements and more information, please click the application link below.

Joys For Toys

The Junior Welfare Association (JWA) is pleased to announce its Joys for Toys Gala on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. Proceeds raised during the event will support the JWA Grant Program, the Deborah Collier Memorial Shoe Fund and the JWA High School Scholarship Fund.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and River Bottom Nightmare Band will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at Dress for the event is cocktail attire with black-tie optional. Heavy appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. The event will also feature a great selection of silent auction items, a 50/50 raffle, and a wine pull. 

Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or book to benefit children supported by Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Those who bring items to donate will be entered in a drawing to win a fantastic prize!

JWA would like to extend a huge thank you to our Diamond Sponsor: BKD CPAs & Advisors.


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Junior Welfare Associaton

P.O. Box 602

Decatur, IL 62525