Today, we continue the work that eight young women started in the summer of 1889 at a home in Joliet. They saw a need in their community and devised a plan to address that need. Here is their story — and our history.
The mission of Holly Club of Joliet is to charitably address the needs of the less fortunate within the local community, whether these needs be financial, physical, and/or emotional in nature.
The Holly Club Ball, our primary fundraiser, dates to 1892 and has become a holiday tradition in Joliet. The mothers of our resourceful teenage founders organized the first such dinner-dance to raise money for medicine and food that neighbors needed. In 2020, we may not be gathering so festively, but we still are raising funds to help those struggling in our community.
If you would rather send a check, please mail your donation to:
Holly Club of Joliet
P.O. Box 3169
Joliet, IL 60434
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