Art on the Square

Art on the Square is the top-rated art fair in the country and brings in over a million dollars in sales annually. JSC supports this service working at the winter Unique Boutique and by assisting with the May festival as greeters, while also providing artist hospitality, and serving as community liaisons.  

JSC Service Chair, Katie Schaefer

Belleville Area Humane Society

Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS) is a shelter which strives to improve the lives of homeless animals in our community through adoption, humane education, and community outreach. JSC helps BAHS in a variety of ways throughout the year. Volunteering includes working at the center to help with animal care as well as helping to staff special events sponsored by BAHS.  

JSC Service Chair,  Kaci Howard

Caritas Family Solutions

Caritas Family Solutions provides an array of social services to meet the social and emotional needs of people from all backgrounds throughout Southern Illinois. It operates the largest adoption and foster care program in southern Illinois. Caritas provides pregnancy care and clinical counseling services and also operates a residential treatment facility for abused and neglected children. JSC helps Caritas by volunteering at their various locations and doing activities with the residents, as well as helping at their annual Heart & Soul Gala and Secret Santa toy drive.

JSC Service Chair, Christina Farmer

Community Interfaith Food Pantry

Members restock and shop for those who need the necessities that are offered from this community driven food pantry.

JSC Service Chairs, Amanda Griffin and Carrie Peters

Heartlinks Family Hospice of Belleville

Family Hospice provides hospice care to families with terminally ill loved ones. JSC volunteers to help provide meals and bereavement baskets to these families, and also volunteers at the Tree of Memories at Christmas time. 

JSC Service Chair, Kim O'Neil

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services

Since 1985, Hoyleton Youth and Family Services has grown to become one of Southern Illinois' leaders in providing emotional and mental health services for every stage of youth and family development. 

JSC Service Chair, Jill Baudendistel


Park Haven Care Center

JSC members prepare cupcakes and play BINGO with the nursing home residents and distribute small prizes to the winners. BINGO takes place on the second Tuesday of each month, and the residents really enjoy and look forward to this event.

JSC Service Chair, Shelly Reichert

MindsEye Radio

MindsEye is a radio broadcast for the blind community. JSC members go to the studio and read books and newspaper and magazine articles, which are recorded and transmitted to special radios in the participants’ homes and streamed online. 

JSC Service Chair, Emily Fishbein

Project READ

The goal of Project READ is to assist illiterate adult students who are trying to obtain their GED or to learn English as a second language through Southwestern Illinois College. JSC members donate book bags filled with school supplies, record books on cassettes and tutor students. 

JSC Service Chair, Carrie Friederich

Project Compassion

Project Compassion, NFP (PC-NFP) is dedicated to promoting the empowerment and enhancement of disadvantaged and low-income women and children with a focus on middle and high school girls. JSC assists with preparing packages of necessities and delivering them on Compassion Day.

JSC Service Chair, Beth Edwards


S.A.V.E is a job training facility for the mentally handicapped. JSC provides support by hosting annual Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties for those clients able to participate. JSC provides games, activities, food, drinks and prizes. JSC members do all the work and supervise all of the events

JSC Service Chair, Jessica Schubert

Senior Services Plus (Meals on Wheels)

Senior Services Plus provides meals to homebound and elderly residents in the area weekly. JSC members pick up meals and deliver them to various homes along a set route

JSC Service Chair, Julie Miller

Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois (VPC)

VPC serves victims of family crisis situations with a primary focus on women, children and the elderly. Services include crisis intervention, prevention programs, children's programs, counseling for individuals and families and education. JSC members donate items needed by the shelter on a monthly basis, make desserts for the More than Just Desserts Event, and help with tasks at the Shelter and Shelter Shop resale store

JSC Service Chair, Emily Stigler

St. Vincent DePaul Mobile Kitchen

The St. Vincent DePaul Soup Bus is a mobile kitchen that is used to bring meals to impoverished areas. JSC members prepare food, ride on the bus and serve the food to the needy. Members also donate books, gloves, and scarves for those visiting the bus

JSC Service Chair, Kelli Rauckman

JSC Care Packages

JSC serves several different local agencies with this service by shopping and preparing deliveries of needed items to different non-profit agencies. JSC members shop for a different agency each month

JSC Service Chairs, Gina Pereda and Christine Arbeiter 

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