Community Connections


Our national founder, Marion Stubbs Thomas, had a simple idea of bringing together children in social and cultural relationships, and this idea avalanched into a strong national organization. The St. Louis Chapter follows the national footprint, always with our children and civic service as the focal points.  The philosophy we embrace is one of holistic enrichment of our youth and, by extension, our communities.

Our national community outreach focus centers around empowering families and assisting children to thrive.  Through our Rebuild America initiative we are national partners with Habitat for Humanity and have built five homes across America, almost reaching our goal of seven homes (one in each region). 

National Service Project:  The Thompson Family – The Thompson quintuplets were born in 1997 and Jack and Jill of America made the commitment to assist the children until they are adults.  With the financial support of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Jack and Jill of America Foundation the quintuplets continue to benefit from the compassionate service and relationship with our organization.

National Youth Service Recognition – Community service is the hallmark of a servant leader and Jack and Jill of America promotes youth volunteer service in our philosophy of leader development.  As a national organization we have earned the Advocate Partner Designation, and as result, our youth can earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award through their volunteer efforts. Jack and Jill is also proud to have established a National Day of Service held each January and May to make a difference in the community.


Local Chapter Outreach Efforts:

St. Louis Campus Kitchen

Deirdre Shead
2016-2017 Community Outreach Chair