Left to right: Shannon Neal, Campaign and Development Operations, Family Services;  Michelle Speas, Chief Development and Public Relations Officer, Family Services;  Aimee Rowe, 2017-18 JLWS President; Lucia Higgins, Development and Community Engagement, Family Services; Bob Feikema, CEO and President, Family Services

Family Services was recognized as an “outstanding partner” and received the 2017 Community Partner award from the Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS) at their year-end meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Bob Feikema, CEO and President of Family Services, accepted the award at an event held at the new Footnotes event space, part of Foothills Brewing in downtown Winston-Salem.

JLWS is a partner with Family Services in the FOX8 Community Baby Shower by coordinating volunteers for picking up and sorting donations at A Cleaner World locations in Forsyth County.  Junior League also provided volunteers for the 2017 Community Baby Shower prior to becoming an official partner on behalf of moms who do not have the basic essentials to bring their newborns home.

The Junior League of Winston-Salem is well-known in the community for its commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

In addition to notable projects, such as their annual holiday Boutique and the BookWORM project, JLWS projects focus on strengthening the community by contributing toward building resilient women and families, making them a strong partner in supporting Family Services’ mission to ensure that all children and families are safe, secure and able to reach their full potential.