JW Collection Partners with Anna Crawford Children’s Center

JW Collection is proud to support the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in its efforts to serve children impacted by abuse in Cherokee County.  JW Collection team members, including founder John Wieland, were on hand last week to present a donation of $850 raised in October as well as a huge supply of kid-sized snacks for use at the Center. The Anna Crawford Children’s Center, which opened its doors in 1990, is dedicated to child abuse intervention and prevention programs and services in Cherokee County. The Center’s staff of mental health therapists, forensic interviewers, family advocates, mentors and educators work together to serve thousands of children victimized by physical or sexual abuse, neglect and violence – acting as advocates through the child welfare and law enforcement process and providing care, support, therapy and education.

The partnership with the Center came naturally for the JW Collection team after an introduction from one of the Center’s board members who had once worked for JW Collection founder John Wieland and credited Wieland’s longstanding commitment to philanthropy as the inspiration for his own dedication to give back to the community. “The Children’s Center is based in Woodstock, right down the road from our South on Main neighborhood,” explains Lori Combs, JW Collection’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing and herself a resident of South on Main, the company’s landmark destination in Downtown Woodstock. “We were delighted to get to know an organization doing such important work right in our own backyard. We got involved right away at South on Main and hope this is just the beginning. We look forward to a long and meaningful partnership in support of their mission for children.”

JW Collection made the Anna Crawford Children’s Center a centerpiece of its Trade Contractor & Vendor Appreciation Luncheon at South on Main in October, at which all of the company’s trade partners and suppliers were also invited to bring donations of snacks or cash for the Center. A few team members even braved the autumn cool to climb into the dunking booth to earn cash pledges for the Center.  The call was answered generously with a small mountain of snack supplies delivered to the Center to aid in their mission of support for victimized children. To learn more about the work of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center, visit cherokeechildadvocates.org.