Each September, chapters of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., across the nation host Jack and Jill Day celebrations. Jack and Jill Day began in 1948 under the direction of Dorothy Wright the first National President of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The concept was that this day would be a family round-up time. Chapters are required to have a family activity in September that brings all of the membership together after the summer break. It is a time to also invite families that are interested in joining the organization. It focuses on the programmatic thrusts of social and recreational. However many chapters have incorporated cultural/heritage as part of the day. The focus is to promote the membership growth of the organization at an event that promotes what the organization is all about.