Smithfield, N.C. - On Thursday, March 4th, 2021, the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield presented a Community Impact Grant award to Partnership for Children of Johnston County for $12,000. Funds were raised during JWL’s Diaper Drive in the Fall of 2020. Due to a quick pivot from the Junior Women's League of Smithfield's Touch-A-Truck committee, the hard work of our members, and the incredible support of our community (and beyond), JWL was also able to donate more than 31,000 diapers, as well as wipes and diaper creams, to help establish a Diaper Closet at PFCJC, the first in Johnston County. The County and the towns of Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Princeton, Smithfield and Wilson’s Mills issued proclamations declaring October Diaper Need Awareness month, bringing further attention to a profound issue that many people in Johnston County struggle with.
“The Partnership for Children of Johnston County needed our help with filling their diaper closet and although our original plans were altered this year, we still had a goal of collecting as many items as we could to help as many families as possible in Johnston County. Our members and our community pulled together to make our Touch-A-Truck Diaper Drive a success despite the odds being against us. We are so thankful for the incredible support. We had help from all over Johnston County and, with the help of others and the hard work of our JWL members, we were able to surpass our goals for this year,” said Dana Satterfield and Destiny Savage, the committee co-chairs.
JWL looks forward to playing, learning, and exploring with you at Touch-A-Truck later on this year. Save the date for November 6th, 2021.
Touch-A-Truck Diaper Drive was sponsored by the MarloWells Team, HomeTowne Realty, Joey West Vinyl Siding, B & G Express LLC, 301 Brothers Social Club, BrushAndFloss Orthodontics, Clayton Commercial Glazing LLC; Clayton Pediatric Dentistry, Laszlo Ledenyi DDS; Community Waste Service, Freedom Plumbing Service, Ford Companies Inc., Four Oaks Residential, Kuszmaul Construction, McClung's Electric & Plumbing Co, INC.; Woodruff & Fortner, Attorneys; Andy and Lisa Hodges, Byrd’s Wholesale, Chad M. Stewart Johnston County Commissioner, C's Septic Pumping LLC; Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence, & Starling; DEL Services; Farm Bureau Insurance of Smithfield, Howard Dozier, Agent; Happy Trails RV Park, J-Top's BBQ Shop, Klebs Porta John, Mule City Specialty Feeds, INC., Pace Family Farms, Pinnacle Training, Powell Livestock INC, Prolog Worldwide Inc., Quality Truck Service & Sales Inc., Rick Davenport Auto Sales, Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Shenanigans Limo Party Bus, Smithfield Diesel Repair, Sinno Law Office, and Teddy Bland, Realtor at HomeTowne Realty Clayton East.
The Partnership for Children of Johnston County is a non-profit organization that helps improve the safety, health and emotional well-being of young children by enhancing the quality of childcare, supporting strong families and reaching out to at-risk kids. They work collaboratively with like-minded organizations and strive toward early childhood education and school readiness for all of Johnston County’s children. For more information about activities and events hosted by Partnership for Children of Johnston County please visit their website,
About the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield
The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JWL’s impact has been significant. To date, the JWL has presented $112,000 in community donations and completed over 10,600 hours of community service. Visit www.jwlsmithfield.com to learn more.