The Jets Women's Organization (JWO) started their Thanksgiving celebration a week early this holiday season. On Thursday, November 16th the JWO went to the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) located in Hempstead, NY. Jets player's wives and significant others spruced up the dining room with fruit and thanksgiving decorations.
After turning the dining hall into a room fit for a feast the JWO served food to more than 400 people in need who showed up at the INN's doors on Thursday. The Interfaith Nutrition Network addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner. They are a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with a dedicated staff, a broad base of community support and a commitment to educate the public about these issues.
"It was such an honor and pleasure for the Jets Women's Organization (JWO) to visit the Mary Brennan Inn today to serve a holiday meal for over 400 guests", said Julie Mangini, wife of Jets Head Coach Eric Mangini. "Without the support of Davis Vision, the JWO would not be able to contribute to so many wonderful charitable events like this one."
The Jets Women's Organization is an organization comprised of the wives, fiancées and significant others of New York Jets players, coaches and select football support staff members. The Jets Community Relations Department oversees this organization with the assistance of the Julie Mangini and Michelle Tannenbaum. Founded in 2001, the mission of the organization is to build goodwill in the Tri-State community through active volunteer participation. The JWO seeks to team up with select charities to assist in maximizing the impact of their events. Davis Vision is a proud supporter of the JWO's charitable efforts.