YES Shelter for Teens

Our club received a request from Jamie Schmidt, who works at the YES Shelter in Blackwood. She helps youth, most of whom are taken off the streets of Camden. There are 12 twin-size beds in this facility that were in desperate need of twin sheet sets and/or blankets. Jamie reached out for help.

The original goal was to collect 12 twin bed sheet sets. Of course, our ladies are overachievers and exceeded the goal and with blankets too!!!

Jamie is a former WD Junior member and was in our club for a year or two. She was my neighbor in West Deptford. She always had a giving spirit and supported our Bingo and other fundraisers. Below is a thank you note from Jamie.

I too would like to thank you for your quick and generous response. Thank you, April, for being the catalyst in getting the original info out to the ladies.

You ladies never stop amazing me with your generosity. During these challenging times when we are concentrating on so many other things, you still managed to give.

Lastly, the YES Shelter comes under the umbrella of SERV, which is on our donation list. A check for $250 will be mailed to SERV shortly from our club. So…please know you all have done a great thing supporting this organization with monetary and non-monetary donations.

P.S. if you have any further interest in supporting the YES Shelter, you can email Jamie at

Thank you all again, stay safe, and remember, this too shall pass.

—Carol F. xo

Dear WCWD and

Junior Woman’s Club,

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I contacted Carol F. to see how I could go about getting new sheet sets and blankets. Within minutes of an email going out asking for help, the responses started coming in. 

The bedding they have now are not in the best shape, to say the least. Within 1.5 days we were able to collect enough sheet sets and blankets for every bed in the shelter. You ladies are absolutely AMAZING!! But everyone already knows how awesome WD Club members are when someone is in need of help!

Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your generosity. It makes me feel awesome to give the kids fresh, new sheets and blankets to sleep on at night!! 

Much love,

Jamie Schmidt