SMITHFIELD – Due to COVID-19, the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield had to cancel their 5th annual Big Night Out gala in June and held a virtual Big Night In event in its place to benefit Johnston Health Foundation. The League’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors were proud to be able to recently present a check for $9,000 to Johnston Health Foundation for their new Healthy Families Program.
The Healthy Families Program will provide fitness and nutrition education to the deserving parents and guardians of the children enrolled in the existing Healthy Kids Program at HealthQuest. Parents and guardians directly influence their child’s participation in activities and the purchase and preparation of their food. The Healthy Families Program is the next step taken to provide a resource with the holistic health of children in mind.
“This Community Impact Grant was made possible because of generous donors who supported our out-of-the-box Big Night In virtual fundraiser earlier this year. JWL is extremely grateful for all of the support we received from our community. It truly was amazing, especially during this uncertain time,” said Meredith Fordham, co-chair of BNI.