PVC Gives Back
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In the early 1980s, Carol Leftridge spear-headed an effort along with several other mothers to create a Jack and Jill chapter on the western side of Montgomery County, MD. Their goal was to include their children in an organization whose ideals encouraged the spiritual, intellectual, and social growth of African American children. The efforts of 29 dedicated charter members culminated on the evening of October 6, 1984 with the installation ceremony of the Potomac Valley Chapter, MD into Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Since its inception, the chapter mothers and their children have contributed to the Potomac and national Jack & Jill communities in numerous meaningful ways. The chapter hosted the Eastern Region Southern Cluster meeting in 1985 and in 1989 and 1990 and held beautillions to celebrate the accomplishments of its graduating seniors. The chapter hosted the Eastern Region Children’s Cluster in Bethesda, MD at Sidwell Friends School in 2009.
Potomac Valley celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a Mardi Gras Gala in 2009 – 2010. The gala was well attended and supported by members of the Potomac Valley chapter past and present, as well as extended family from neighboring Jack and Jill chapters and others from the community. Proceeds from the silent auction and tickets sales were donated to Habitat for Humanity and the chapter’s local partner, the National Center for Children and Families.