Junior Auxiliary of Rankin County is a member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA). NAJA was founded in 1941 in Greenville, MS,  when a group of 100 women representing ten towns in Mississippi and Arkansas came together to form an organization to better the lives of citizens in their towns, putting a special emphasis on children. Since that time, Junior Auxiliary has grown and today has over 15,000 members (Active, Provisional, Associate, and Life) in 100 chapters across seven states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.

NAJA represents a serious endeavor on the part of women to be active and constructive community participants and to assume leadership roles in meeting community needs. Junior Auxiliary provides the member with the opportunity to serve and to be a vital part of the community.

The objectives of the Association are to unite in one body all Junior Auxiliary chapters and members to promote National and individual chapter purposes: to encourage members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children; to cooperate with other Charitable 501(c)(3) organizations.

The National Headquarters for NAJA remain in Greenville, MS, where Merrill Greenlee serves as Executive Director.

To learn more about NAJA, please visit www.najanet.org.


NAJA Facts:

Number of Active Chapters: 98                                                                                                                   Number of States: 7                                                                                                                                           Number of Members: 15,671 (3, 779 Active; 941 Associate; 10,934 Life; 12 Non-Resident; 5 Sustaining)