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How We Began

It all began at the home of Judy Hicks in 2002.

It started as a “pot luck” get-together of friends and business associates who wanted to raise money for the kids at daniel.

Womenade was created to do just that….raise money to do things for the kids that daniel may not have the money for.

Our dinner events are an opportunity for like-minded professional women who share a common goal to help Jacksonville’s children. We meet 3 times a year to network while raising money for the kids.

A Womenade supporter opens their home to the 40-60 women that will attend and sees the camaraderie between the women attending and the daniel staff members who also attend.

It keeps the needs of daniel and the kids in the minds of the women. It also offers them an opportunity to meet staff members and become more involved with the kids if they chose to.

The Mission of Womenade

Our Mission is to mentor the children at daniel through career development, fun and community service; to meet periodically and raise money for them and teach them… TO DARE TO DREAM BIG! 

Our mission statement really shows what we want for the kids, we want them to know that there is a great big world out there waiting for them but they have to be prepared and they must dream big!

Womenade is proud to support daniel: Established in 1884, daniel has spent more than 130 years meeting the physical and emotional needs of children. Daniel was originally founded as an orphanage, but has evolved into a multi-service agency that assists abused, neglected and emotionally troubled youth and their families with a variety of innovative and nationally recognized programs.

We are looking for positive thinking, energetic and motivated ladies to assist at events, mentor a child, or to donate funds to help further our mission. If you are interested in volunteering your time or making a donation, please call Judy Hicks at 904-463-2877 for further information about daniel please visit www.danielkids.org

What began in 2002 is now celebrating 16 years of helping the kids at daniel.  I had the hope that what started out as a dinner with friends would become so successful and it has!

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