What is Job’s Daughters?
Committed to Making a Difference
Job’s Daughters International is an organization of young women; with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, and Brazil with other countries expressing interest. We have fun together at activities; such as swimming parties, dances, family picnics, slumber parties, miniature golf, marching in parades, and so much more. In Job’s Daughters, you will make new friends that will last a lifetime!
Job’s Daughters perform many service projects to help their community and the less fortunate. Our official charity is The HIKE Fund, Inc. (The Hearing Improved Kids Endowment Fund). The purpose of HIKE is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing impairments between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimate of 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.
We also gain valuable leadership experience, serve as part of a team, run our own meetings, decide our activities, and plan our events. In all cases, the goal is to assist young women in becoming the business, social, and government leaders of tomorrow. In short, Job’s Daughters International offers the qualities that today’s young women want and need from organizations that earn their commitment: fun, friendship, helping others, and the chance to learn organizational and leadership skills.
Job’s Daughters has a rich heritage and tradition. The group was founded in 1920 to provide an opportunity for young women to work together, to learn about themselves, and to help others. Job’s Daughters is open to girls ages 10 to 20. We do not follow any specific religion but require that our members have a belief in God. For over 95 years, Job’s Daughters has been actively promoting friendship and service. The organization was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska. The group takes its name from the Book of Job, and in particular to a reference in the 42nd Chapter that says,
“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job.” – Job 42:15
Meetings follow a long tradition of order. The Officers wear traditional Grecian robes, symbols of democracy and equality, provided by the Bethel. Other members wear dresses to meetings. Meetings are held twice a month. Programs are planned and conducted by the members with the help of adult volunteers. To be a member of Job’s Daughters is to be part of a group that promotes friendship among young women and confidence in themselves. As a member, you will learn skills that will help you throughout your life. You will become part of an organization that serves the community. Most importantly, you will have fun!