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The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club is a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting our community.  The money we raise supports local children, senior citizens, the abused, the ill, the homeless, victims of tragedy and needy families.

We held our first meeting in 1959 on the second floor of a Park District building that was at Fairview and Maple Avenues, where Hummer Park is now located. Our first fund-raiser was a “style show” and our first service project was a “reading hour” at the public library.  More recent fundraisers have included a local celebrity golf outing, Spring Spree Girls Night Out, “Cocktails for a Cause”, the Mother-Son Gym Jam, and the Handmade Market.

We are a committed source of hope in the form of emotional and financial support throughout the Downers Grove and surrounding areas for the past 56 years.  We are a group of women who give ourselves freely to help others not as fortunate in our community.  It is a most humbling experience to serve these well-deserving individuals and families and a privilege to support their needs.  If you are unable to participate in the Handmade Market this year, but would like to donate directly to our organization, please visit our website here.