Since 1976, Houston Junior Woman’s Club has financially supported a research fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at the Texas Children’s Hospital. The graduates produced through this program will become the leaders helping to accomplish the ultimate goal:
CURING ALL CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND BLOOD DISEASES.
For many years dedicated members of Houston Junior Woman’s Club have provided comfort as well as activities for the children receiving treatment in the Hematology-Oncology Laboratory. In 1998, HJWC added the Texas Children’s Hospital as a Service Project and volunteers now provide additional support working the snow cone cart, the art cart, the information desk, holding babies in ICU and much more.
Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Houston has offered caring, home-like environments where families can find support and share experiences with others while on their journey to overcome life-threatening childhood illnesses. The RMH Holcombe House is a freestanding 50-bedroom home away from home. Houston Junior Woman’s Club has supported Ronald McDonald House Houston since it opened in 1981. HJWC members continue to volunteer monthly at the Welcome/Registration Desks and Cookers prepare and serve home style meals at lunch several times a month for the families. In addition to their volunteer service, each year HJWC financially supports the facilities and programs of Ronald McDonald House Houston.
The Bayou Bend Collection is recognized worldwide as one of the world’s most comprehensive representations of early American fine and decorative arts. Miss Ima Hogg created this home museum of historic richness and donated it to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The collection dates from 1620 to 1870 and is displayed in about twenty period settings. People visit from across the country and around the world to tour the home and grounds each year. One of Miss Hogg’s goals was to give all children the opportunity to learn about their Texas and American Heritage. Thus in 1968, a free Family Day was created with Houston Junior Woman’s Club members serving as guides one Sunday a month.