During National Junior Auxiliary Week on April 5-11, the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell is giving recognition to the individuals and businesses that have supported its service projects.

JA of Slidell has about 50 active members who each donate a minimum of 60 service hours every year to the chapter’s projects. The 2014-15 projects included Backpacks4Kids, A Day for Girls’ Health, Hearts United, Know Your Child, Happy Feet, Juniors in Service, Literacy Liaisons, Spelling Bee and Groovin’ Snacks and Movin’ Kids.

The chapter raises money each year through events including its Holiday Tour of Homes and Mad Hatter 5K and Fun Run.

“JA Week is such an exciting week for us and our community, because it gives us a chance to thank all of the citizens of Slidell for supporting us in our work, and to recognize our wonderful corporate sponsors who finance our projects,” Slidell chapter President Mary Gilmore said. “The families and children that we serve are so deserving and thankful for our assistance, and none of our work would be possible without the support of the entire community.

For information, visit www.jasllidell.org or call (985) 265-7111.