Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has a special community service project designed to call attention to the current global state of the human habitat and push toward adequate housing for all. Our membership hopes that by raising awareness and advocating for universal decent housing we can dismantle and alter the systems that reinforce and entrench poverty housing. In doing so, we can make an affordable, decent place to live a reality for all.
We are making an impact across America with the Jack and Jill Rebuilds America Project, the idea of Immediate Past Member-At-Large Faye Jacobs of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Member-At-Large Jacobs presented the idea to Immediate Past National President Jacqueline Moore Bowles in 2008. The National Executive Board under the Bowles’ leadership supported the idea and worked with our elected regional Members -At -Large to move forward with the development of the project.
The initiative was launched and introduced at the 2009 Jack and Jill Regional Conferences, Workdays and Clusters across seven geographical regions. The goals that were set for the initiative included raising one million dollars in two years, and building ten homes across the country.
Since our partnership with Habitat for Humanity began, we have assisted with building houses in Chicago, New Orleans and Philadelphia.