To celebrate its 75th anniversary as a service organization, the Heights-based Houston Junior Forum (HJF) has launched a 75-day fundraising campaign in which it is asking community members for donations.
The organization said in a news release that its goal for the "Invest with Heart" fundraising campaign is $100,000, which will help HJF and its 375-plus members continue to provide charitable service for children, women and seniors in the Houston area. HJF said it has had a total impact of more than $10 million in support of local nonprofits since its inception in 1946.
Along with providing college scholarships and community grants, HJF also delivers meals to seniors, teaches workplace skills to women and provides backpacks, school supplies and glasses to children.
The organization also operates the Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop, which sells reasonably priced used merchandise, at 1815 Rutland St. in the Heights. Store hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with sales contributing to HJF's scholarship and grants programs.