Greenville Jaycees Projects
The Greenville Jaycees coordinate three major projects each year and participate in countless other events, including assisting other organizations with their charitable causes and programs. The three major projects organized each year are the Shuck N’ Pluck, the July 4th Fireworks Celebration, and the Greenville Christmas Parade.
- Shuck N’ Pluck Oyster & Chicken Roast
- July 4th Celebration
- Greenville Christmas Parade
- Check our calendar for all other events
North Carolina Jaycee Priority Projects
The three projects below are designated by the North Carolina Jaycees as state-wide projects contributed to by all of the North Carolina Jaycee chapters including the Greenville Jaycees. Each year, these three projects are the focus of many Jaycee chapters’ work, while other chapters, like the Greenville Jaycees, balance their community service between these three priority projects and other, more local, endeavors.
Boys & Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw
Each year, the Greenville Jaycees raise money to contribute to the Jaycee Cottage at the Boys & Girls Home located in Lake Waccamaw, NC. This cottage houses several teenage girls who have been removed from their families for many reasons including poverty, death of their parents, or domestic violence. These young women may reside at the cottage for a short while during the time their family receives support or they may reside at the cottage until they turn 18 and enter the workforce or college.
There are over 100 children in residence at this home and each cottage is supervised by “house parents.” These married couples help give the boys support and guidance.
All of the chapters of Jaycees in North Carolina contribute financially to assist this girls’ cottage all year long. Donations may be in the form of sports equipment, school supplies, Christmas gifts, among other things. In addition, the North Carolina Jaycees, including the Greenville Jaycees, donate over $30,000 to help the house pay for essentials including utilities, bedding, and kitchen supplies.
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is dedicated to providing the crucial combination of specialized medical care and rehabilitative services required by patients recovering from burn injuries. The 37-bed facility is one of the few in the nation that is American Burn Association verified for adult and pediatric care. The center had more than 1200 acute admissions in 2012, and consistently operates at capacity. The Burn Center’s state-of-the-art facilities in UNC Hospitals and experienced staff provide patients with the best in clinical treatment and aftercare.
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, The NC Jaycee Outpatient Treatment Center
Each year, more than 6,000 cancer patients come to Duke for the treatment of cancer. Drawn by the Cancer Center’s national and international reputation, nearly one-fourth of these patients come from outside of North Carolina. In addition, cancer patients make more than 85,000 visits per year to our outpatient clinics for treatment or follow-up care.
The North Carolina Jaycees have been a partner with the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1987 and have contributed over $1,000,000 to aid the Cancer Center in making “life easier” for patients and families alike.