BJWC Community Service

About Our Community Service Efforts

BJWC members give back directly to the community through active volunteer work. All BJWC are required to perform at least two hours of community service. Our philosophy is that through this direct engagement, our members will gain a deeper understanding of the impact we have on the community and how other groups are impacted by the work we do. Additionally, through our community outreach committee, we provide additional support to others locally such as Barrington Honor Ride & Bike Barrington, Sunny Hill School, etc.

Character Counts Nominations Open

 

Each year the nominations are open to the community and the nominee must reside or work in the District 220 area. Nominees can range from students, coaches & teachers, employees of local businesses, community volunteers, and neighbors, etc. Nominees must show the values of the Six Pillars and be verified by two references. A national program, Character Counts goal is to promote core ethical values through "Six Pillars of Character" - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. The recipients of these awards usually recognize someone who is not in the limelight yet whose character impacts the community around them. 

Application period for 2017 is closed, but please check back in May for the announcement of the winners.

Safety Town

 

The Safety Town, is a two-week educational summer program for children sponsored by BJWC.  Safety Town participants learn important safety lessons through hands-on activities and demonstrations. The facility at Orchard Church in Barrington was built in 1997 through community support and is an integral part of the program. This miniature layout of a town was built to give children hands-on experience in using safety skills. Safety topics covered include pedestrian, motorist, fire, bicycle, water, poison, electrical, animal and playground safety as well as stranger danger.

To Learn More About Safety Town 2017, Please Click Here.

 

Barrington Giving Day

 

 

Each December, Barrington Giving Day (a 501c(3) organization) invites families living in the Barrington School District 220 to a Giving Day. Here they receive boxes of food, warm coats, blankets, books, and toys/gifts. BJWC, as well as area churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations support this annual event.

BJWC helps to coordinate the toy and gift donations for this event. BJWC actively supports the Back to School Giving Day event held in August through grant money, member clothing donations and volunteer hours at the event.

For more information on Barrington Giving Day, please click here

Meals with Wheels


Is run by the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) and involves delivering hot meals to local senior citizens at their home for lunch. BJWC provides three workers to deliver meals on the 2nd Tuesday and the 30th of each month year-round.

 

Service to Seniors

 

 

Service to Seniors committee plans three (3) events for the year — one for the fall, one for the winter and one for the spring. BJWC members attend and sponsor the events for Barrington area senior organizations.  

For a recap of this year's program, please click here

 

Hope for the Holidays 

 
 

Traditionally the last BJWC meeting of the year, members and associates get together to celebrate the holidays while raising money for Barrington Giving Day.