Smithfield, N.C. - On Thursday, February 17, 2022, the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield presented a check to House of Hope North Carolina for $10,059.06. Funds were raised at JWL’s 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck event held in downtown Smithfield on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
“We are thankful for the generous support of our sponsors as well as the businesses and individuals who provided trucks, helping us to bring JWL’s Touch-A-Truck event back to Downtown Smithfield and raise much needed funds for House of Hope, an organization doing important work in the community,” said Dawn Phipps, Touch-A-Truck Committee Chairwoman. “JWL is thrilled that we were able to give children and their families this opportunity to climb in and explore vehicles while talking to the people who serve on them and learning more about these machines. We appreciate all of the truck drivers, sponsors, food vendors, JWL members and community for their continued support each year for our fall fundraiser. We are excited to further grow our Touch-A-Truck event and increase its impact in the years to come.”
House of Hope North Carolina is a family service located in Clayton that provides counseling services, a school, and residence for hurting and abused teenage girls, as well as providing support for their families. House of Hope serves 8 families at a time with their residential program and up to 20 families receiving non-residential services within a 60 mile radius of Clayton. For more information about House of Hope’s services and available volunteer opportunities please visit their website, www.houseofhopeofnc.com.
About The Junior Women's League of Smithfield
The Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our organization was founded in Smithfield, but is dedicated to the betterment of all communities within Johnston County. Since the League’s establishment in February 2016, JWL has awarded over $127,000 in Community Impact Grants to Johnston County nonprofit organizations and completed more than 12,500 hours of community service.