Moms Making a Difference: JABOS

Sarah and her daughter participating in community service Gulf Coast Mom

I have always known that I when I left this Earth, I wanted to have made a difference in someone’s life. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that but I knew I would.

Over the past few years I have really been thinking hard on this passion. My career was not fulfilling this need. I thought motherhood would, and it has slightly but not in the way I needed. I was looking to be able to serve children who really needed help. In true
Sarah-fashion, I started looking for ways to make an impact on children in our local area. 

With some guidance from a dear friend, I found Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs (JABOS). In this organization members serve a total of 5.5 years. I have just completed my first full year as an active member. During this year I have been able to impact many children’s lives and even my own. I have brought my children with me to help assist with several projects — shopping for others in need, refilling our Tiny Libraries, painting a mural on a daycare and so much more!

Children painting junior Auxiliary of Biloxi Ocean springs

JABOS is a non-profit volunteer service organization that serves the needs of children, youth, and families in the service area of Biloxi, D’Iberville, St. Martin, Woolmarket, Ocean Springs, and Vancleave.

We are a diverse group of women. Some who are moms, some expecting moms, and some hopeful to be moms. We have children in different age groups and we all have different careers. We even have different goals in life but we all have one common goal and that is to serve our community.

Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi ocean spring moms helping

During the past year, our organization has served over 30,000 children and their families. As individuals and a chapter, we continually look for ways to improve the lives of children by developing and implementing programs to meet physical, medical, emotional and educational needs. This is accomplished through community service projects in the health, welfare, civic, educational and cultural fields and by working closely with schools and other organizations in our community that help us identify needs and meet them.

I have completed my first full year as an active member, and this is exactly what my hear needed. Due to confidentiality, I do not always get the see and speak to the children but even though they don’t know me, I know I did something good.

Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi Ocean Springs Gala


Every year, JABOS hosts a Gala For The Kids, a fundraising event to be able to continue our efforts in serving the children in our community. This year our theme is “Through the Lens” and will be hosted on June 2, 2023 at IP Casino Resort Spa in Studio B. There will be music by DJ Hyphee, cash bar, food, split the pot, silent auction and much more! Tickets to the event, split the pot, and online silent auction can be purchased at  JABOS GALA.

Donations can also be submitted through this website. More details on the Gala can be found on Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs Facebook page

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Born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Sarah's love for the 228 runs deep. Her favorite view in Ocean Springs is front beach overlooking the water to the bridge and Biloxi. Sarah is especially fond of Fort Maurepas, where her husband Steven, proposed to her. They have 2 children, Thomas and Annabelle. Ohana has always been the most important to Sarah. Other things important to Sarah are Jesus, Disney, screaming "Geaux Tigers", traveling, music, and spending time with family and friends. She has an Associate's Degree from MGCCC, a Bachelor's Degree in Business from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park, and a Master's of Business Administration from Louisiana State University of Shreveport. After Sarah graduated from Southern Miss, she started working for Ingalls Shipbuilding in the Research and Development department as a Project Manager. Sarah and her family are members of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and are responsible for the Baptism Ministry. When not at work Sarah is either at Disney or daydreaming about Disney! In 2014, she participated in the Disney College Program and worked at ESPN Wide World of Sports for a semester. One of her favorite quotes by Walt Disney is, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”