New Orleans Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated on January 24, 1938
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organization to
provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of two and
In 1946, ten chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. Constitution and by-
laws were drawn up and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of
Today, Jack and Jill boasts over 220 chapters nationwide, representing over 30,000 family
members. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national
theme. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for
children to stimulate their growth and development.
“To us as mothers, it [Jack and Jill] has become a means of furthering an inherent and
natural desire …to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and
graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.” Marion Stubbs Thomas