Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Booster Seats and Baby Bottoms

Wanna hear about two quick and easy ways you can help the Junior League of Boca Raton help our community?

"Quick...easy...help....?"  Yeah, I thought you would.

Booster Seats
Did you know that Florida's law requiring child car restraints only up to age 3 is the most lenient in the country, according to the National Transportation Safety Board?  The Junior League of Boca Raton, together with other Junior Leagues in Florida, have made booster seat legislation a priority issue for which we advocate. Click here to learn more about our take on the issue and what we are doing.

How can I help?
For $25, you can donate a booster seat. All you have to do is visit our website, jlbr.org, to donate, and we'll take care of the rest.  All money collected will go to purchasing booster seats and donating them to local organizations whose clients have a need for them. These organizations will be identified through the Spirit of Giving Network.

Baby Bottoms

Did you know that 1 in 3 moms are struggling to provide diapers for their babies? The Junior League of Boca Raton is partnering with the Huggies® Every Little Bottom program to raise awareness about diaper need and to help address the need in our community and across the U.S.

How can I help?
Donate diapers! You can bring them to the our office at 261 NW 13th Street in Boca. Or you can donate money on our website and we'll buy the diapers for you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Provisional Point of View

The Junior League is a complex and active group of women working in various capacities to support both itself and lend support to the community at large. Because the Junior League is such a dynamic organization, members first engage in a Provisional period of training and volunteer activities to prepare them for effective community involvement and active membership.

Shawn Sherlock, a current Provisional Member of the Junior League of Boca Raton, shares her experience:

The list is endless in the reasons why ANY one woman should or would join the Junior League of Boca Raton. But, topping the list of why “I” specifically joined: to be part of a group of strong and passionate women who want to truly want to make a difference in their community. I soon learned one way I could make a difference was by learning from our fantastic leaders. From the get go, I have taken the time to meet with JL chairs and committee members to learn the ropes so to speak. Thus far, it’s been a fantastic way for me to learn how by being a member can go a long way in working with vendors in your area. It’s especially been fantastic in aiding my role as Co-Chair for this March’s “Sex in the City” themed General Membership Meeting. I look forward in further engaging myself with my leaders as I delve into the new role of Incoming Chair Elect for The Bridge, the Junior League of Boca Raton's magazine. I would also like to say that anyone who joins the League would also agree the bonds within this group are so strong. The relationships that start here last for a lifetime. I am truly honored to be part of such a force. I look forward to a fantastic 2011 and many years to come!

Click here for more information about joining the Junior League of Boca Raton.