The Junior League of Long Island and the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area held a ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12Noon at the Club’s Headquarters in Bellport, Long Island to launch the construction of a Playground. The project was initiated by the Junior League of Long Island and is expected to be completed ahead of the summer season. The Junior League of Long Island® (JLLI) not only raised funds for the project, but will also provide volunteers from their membership to help build it.
Junior League of Long Island’s current President, Caroline Tice said “The Junior League of Long Island is very grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport in building this terrific playground. Both organizations have historically been committed to the protection and improvement of children’s lives. This wonderful project affirms our collective belief that all children, regardless of socioeconomic, or any circumstance, are entitled to experience the benefits of play.”
The Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need throughout the South Shore to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. As the only Boys and Girls Club in Suffolk County, the Club offers programs that have an important effect on the lives of their members in such areas as academic success, strong character, citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
The Junior League of Long Island is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Tracing its origins to 1951, the Junior League of Long Island® has over 200 members in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Headquartered in the Village of Roslyn, the Junior League of Long Island® is affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International®, an organization of 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and England. The Junior League of Long Island® is designated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. This is just one of the many community projects the League undertakes on a yearly basis.