Our Involvement in the Community

We believe that service to humanity is the best work of life! The Raleigh Jaycees have been serving the Triangle area and state of North Carolina since 1932

Boys and Girls Home: The NC Jaycees support a cottage at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw through fundraising and visitations.

DSA: Distinguished Service Awards. We recognize members of the community who have shown exceptional leadership qualities, an outstanding record of personal achievement and excellent service to the community.

Goodfellows: Since 1934, the Raleigh Jaycees have brought Christmas joy to Raleigh families in need. We treat area children to a full Christmas dinner, a visit with Santa Claus and a shopping spree for needed clothing and shoes. It is the longest continuously running Jaycee project in the world.

HOBY: Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. For three days every summer, high school juniors interact with business and community leaders to probe issues that will help them become future leaders of tomorrow.

NC Jaycee Burn Center: Since its opening, the Burn Center has treated thousands of patients with therapy and rehabilitation.

Scholarship Program: In an effort to “give back” as locally as possible, the Raleigh Jaycees started a scholarship program in 2003. These awards are given to high school seniors (from Raleigh) who are seeking to attend advanced education.

Turkey Shoot: For more than 50 years, the Jaycees have had the longest running attraction at the NC State Fair. Twelve contestants each round try their hand at shooting shot guns at paper targets in order to win a frozen turkey.

Organizations we support:

  • Governor Morehead School for the Blind
  • The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
  • Cystic Fibrosis of North Carolina
  • Duke Cancer Patient Support Program
  • Raleigh Rescue Mission
  • St. Baldricks
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Warmth for Wake
  • And many others