Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Will Be Raising Funds for Three Local Charities

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) recently announced Neighborhood House, Dutton Farms and Paint a Miracle will be the recipients for their 2016-2017 fundraising year.

Each spring the clubs Donations Committee reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. Based on the committee’s recommendations, the club selects their annual recipients for their major fundraisers. Each of the recipients are chosen based on specific funding requests:

  • Neighborhood House will use the funds to aid their Capital Campaign Program for their new facility located at 1720 S. Livernois and provide the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club with the unique and historic opportunity of having a Counseling Room named upon behalf of the club.
  • Dutton Farms plans to use funds to expand their integrated employment program. They want to lay the groundwork so that businesses understand the benefits of hiring people who have developmental disabilities and to see people with disabilities embraced in the integrated workforce.
  • Paint a Miracle will use the grant funds to provide scholarships for low income individuals to attend Paint a Miracle art classes. Paint a Miracle accepts all disabling conditions no matter how significant the challenge. They also accept participants regardless of their ability to pay.

    Shelly Tyshka, Executive Director of Paint a Miracle, Jeanette Brown, Dutton Farm and Kathy Losinski, Executive Director Neighborhood House

    Shelly Tyshka, Executive Director of Paint a Miracle, Jeanette Brown, Dutton Farm and Kathy Losinski, Executive Director Neighborhood House

The club is proud of their partnerships with each of the recipients and is looking forward to fundraising on their behalf over the next year. To raise the funds for the organizations, the club is planning three major fundraisers. The first is their annual Lobster Boil which will be held on September 24, 2016 where live New England lobsters are flown in fresh and members of RJWC cook and wrap the lobsters and have them hot and ready as customers pick them up at the OPC drive-thru site. The club is also currently planning their annual “Spring Highlights” Luncheon and Shopping Boutique in March and “Haute to Trot” Kentucky Derby event planned for May.

For more than 60 years the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has contributed to the growth and vitality of the community through volunteer service and donation of funds to local charities and organizations. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has donated more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $920,000 to support the local community.

If you are interested in learning more information about the club, please Carol Anne at 248-417-7685 or You can also visit their website at or follow them on Facebook at Rochester Junior Woman’s Club.

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