Thursday, December 30, 2010

JLBR in Action in 2010

2010 is almost over!! (I know I'm not the only one in shock & denial.) What a great year it's been for the Junior League of Boca Raton! In the past year, we have...

  • Helped the Spirit of Giving Network give 3,500 children gifts through its Holiday Ornament Drive
  • Hosted numerous non-profit leadership trainings at the Vegso Community Resource Center 

  • Granted the Dare to Dream Foundation $750 to help with their television cooking program called Young Chefs Cooking with Chef Bart

  • Celebrated the 10th Anniversary of our James Beard Award-winning "Savor the Moment" cookbook

  • Collected 89 Thanksgiving Dinners for our local families in need

  • Granted $500 to Women in Distress of Broward County to help to underwrite their free domestic violence services in South Palm Beach County and North Broward County

  • Awarded $500 to Boca Raton Elementary School’s Safety Patrol to support their trip to Washington, DC

  • Assembled 150 plus SHARE the Season Thanksgiving meals for members of our community, and then delivered 100 meals to families in need 

  • Granted $1000 to the Women’s Circle, an organization that helps women learn English and helps them find meaningful employment so they can become productive residents of this country

  • Laid over 100 bags of mulch adjacent to the trains where they host the “Ticket to Ride” educational sessions at the Boca Raton Historical Society

And this is just a small, small part of what we've accomplished this year. I'm honored to be part of such a friendly, open and giving group of women.


Happy New Year, and here's to 2011!

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