The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce strives to preserve and enhance the unique quality of life of those who work and live in our community by providing the vision, leadership and performance which allow for managed growth and development. We endeavor to deliver services cost effectively while embracing the highest standards of quality, integrity and accountability to those we serve.
2016 SANTA’S HELPERS PROGRAM KICKS OFF
The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2016 Santa’s Helpers program has kicked off! For those families that reside within the Greeneview School District or have children in the Greeneview School District, they can find the Santa Helpers Registration form on the Chamber’s website (www.jtchamber.com) or Facebook page. Copies of the application can also be found at the Jamestown branch of the Greene County Library or at the various Greeneview School offices. The request form must be returned to your child’s school, placed in one of the collection boxes throughout Jamestown or emailed to the Chamber (email@example.com) by December 2, 2016.
If an individual or business is interested in supporting this very worthwhile program the Chamber facilitates, please drop off monetary donations in one of the 8 collection boxes at local businesses in Jamestown - Bentino’s Pizza, Freedom Automotive, IHS Pharmacy, Jamestown Family Medicine, Kelley’s Café, Pristine Senior Living, Security National Bank and Uhl’s Jamestown Market. 100% of the proceeds are distributed to families and students within the Greeneview School District. You can also mail donation checks, made payable to Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, to JACC – Santa’s Helpers, PO Box 66, Jamestown, OH 45335. The Chamber really needs the support of the business community in order to continue providing gifts for the children in the Greeneview School District. If you are interested in adopting a family or helping with shopping or wrapping please contact Chamber President, Jim Saner, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Meal Assistance
This past spring, the community of Jamestown was informed that they would be losing the Jamestown Family Resource Center location in town. The Resource Center had become an essential part of the community and had previously spearheaded summer student programs, after school clubs, services and programming for families, and holiday support programs. With the loss of this community resource, several local churches, community organizations, businesses, and Greeneview Local Schools have joined together to stand in the gap and meet the needs of the community.
Recent reports indicate that over 40% of the students in Greeneview Schools receive Free lunch. Armed with the information that over 600 students counted on meals from our schools, the community began looking for ways to assure these students were able to access food on the weekends and holiday breaks.
One of the mainstays of the Resource Center was their support and organization of Thanksgiving meals for families. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce recently held a work session to discuss how these needs could continue to be met. With nearly $1,500 raised during the Bean Festival by the New Life Worship Center, and the generous support of Uhl’s Jamestown Market, more than 150 families will be provided turkeys this Thanksgiving. Side dish donations are needed to complete the meals. Donations will be collected at Greeneview Local Schools, the Jamestown Public Library, and Uhl’s Jamestown Market. Please consider donating boxed mashed potatoes, canned yams, can of gravy, canned vegetables, boxed stuffing, boxed bread mix, or boxed desserts.
Another program serving the families of Greeneview Local Schools is Blessings in a Backpack. This program began several years ago when a local group began by providing 50 Elementary students food for the weekend. The program grew last year to support 100 elementary students through a new partnership with a grant secured through Greene County Public Health. This year, through a donation from TruPointe and Land o’ Lakes, the program will now be able to serve 100 middle school students. Community groups and service organizations pack food, which is meant to supplement weekend meals, throughout the week and students are sent home with the bags of food on Friday.
The loss of the Jamestown Community Family Resource Center has galvanized those in the community who are willing to serve and give generously to those in need. If you are willing to support these programs, please contact Superintendent Isaac Seevers at Greeneview Local Schools or visit the Chamber of Commerce or School District webpage for specific donation information. Specific side dish donations are still needed for the Thanksgiving program. If you want to contribute to the backpack program, please consider a financial donation, donating specific food items, or volunteer to join the packing.
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