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 since become a holiday tradition in Joliet. Our resourceful teenage founders and their patronesses (moms) held the first dinner-dance to raise funds to buy medicine and food for those in need.
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