Now in our 31st year, JARC continues to strive to expand our service projects and offerings to the community. We hope that you will be encouraged to support us in our fundraising efforts and experience firsthand the pride we have in our organization and the desire in our hearts to serve those families in need in Rankin County. In order to provide these needed services to the community, we rely on the generosity of businesses and individuals for support. Without the help of community minded people just like you, we wouldn’t be able to serve those in our community each year. Your generosity will make a difference by allowing us to continue our work here in Rankin County.


Children’s Benefit Gala

Annual Event

The annual Children’s Benefit Gala is our largest fundraising effort.  All  funds raised are used to fund our projects.  Each year we celebrate the volunteer efforts of a selected Rankin County resident as recipient of the chapter’s Community Volunteer of the Year award.  Funds are raised through ticket sales to the event as well as silent and live auctions during the event.  All  items included in the auctions are donated by local businesses, artisans, and craftsmen.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.


JARC values the relationships we have with our local chambers of commerce, our community leaders and businesses.  Corporate sponsorships represent the largest source of funds.  All of our corporate sponsors are recognized for their contributions to the Children’s Benefit Gala event.  Corporate sponsorships are available at many different levels.

For more information on becoming a sponsor for the 31st Annual Children’s Benefit Gala, please contact our Finance Chair – Mindy Gilmore by email at


Dining For A Cause

The 3rd annual Dining For A Cause was held in 2016. Raffle tickets were sold and each ticket holder had the chance to win one of two amazing dining packages: a package containing gift cards to restaurants all across the Metro Jackson area and stretching as far as Vicksburg. Gift cards ranged in value from $20-$100 each.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners:

Lunch: Steven Roberts 

Dinner: Mr. & Mrs. JD Pass                                                                                                                                  

Many thanks to the following restaurants for contributing to this fundraiser:

DINNER FOR TWO: (First Prize) Alumni House,  Amerigo, Babalu, Bravo, Drago’s, Eslava’s Grille, Fin’s Seafood and Steak, Gumbo Pot,  Iron Horse Grill, Kathryn’s Steakhouse, Lou’s Full Serv, The Mermaid Cafe,Olde Towne Grille,  Primo’s Cafe, Roca, 10 South Rooftop Bar and Grill, Table 100, Tico’s, and Walker’s Drive-In.

LUNCH FOR TWO: (Second Prize)  Corner Bakery, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, The Feathered Cow, Fernando’s,  Georgia Blue, Half Shell Oyster House, Lone Star,  Kismet’s, Lost Pizza Co., Moss Creek Fish House, Newk’s, Panera Bread, and Soulshine Pizza.  


Kroger Community Rewards

JARC is an authorized charity in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Kroger contributes to recognized charities in every community on a quarterly basis based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating organizations. JARC raises funds with every eligible purchase made by Kroger customers that have enrolled and chosen Junior Auxiliary of Rankin County, Organization (NPO) Number 81340, as their designated charity.  Please go to and enroll today! Each participant still receives all of his own Kroger Rewards benefits, PLUS you are helping JARC with each purchase you make.


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support JARC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our organization.  Simply visit their page through the link above and select Junior Auxiliary of Rankin County as your designated charity.