THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND’S COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND GRANTS A TOTAL $10,000 TO SEVERAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ON LONG ISLAND
Roslyn, New York, June 24, 2016 – The Junior League of Long Island® (“JLLI”), www.jlli.org, announced today that they granted five nonprofit organizations on Long Island a total of $10,000 in grants. Every year JLLI sets aside monies from fundraising efforts to give back to local nonprofits on Long Island.
Applicants are Long Island-based not-for-profit organizations whose primary beneficiaries are residents of the Long Island community and are seeking funding for their community programs. Applications are reviewed by the women of JLLI and funding is awarded to those organizations with whom JLLI has a history of involvement.
The 2016 grant recipients are:
The grant will fund the cost of the 2016 Children’s Gardening Program which connects the more than 250 children receiving care at the Anna House and their parents with nature through an outdoor classroom setting. The entire family’s involvement in the garden fosters teamwork, responsibility, cooperation, organization, and nutrition.
The grant will support the Chance to Advance Program, through which trained mentors connect foster care and recently adopted youth with enrichment programs and extra-curricular activities. The program also advocates, provides college and vocational coaching, promotes independent living skills and encourages self-esteem. The grant money will enable EAC youth to attend college tours, promoting access to higher education.
The grant will fund a “Dash & Dot” program designed to provide the children of HLVS with a fun and interactive way of learning through technology. Dash & Dot are SMART robots that simulate curious minds. Through the program, the children of HLVS will utilize kid-friendly technology to improve problem solving skills as well as as their ability to interact with the world around them.
The grant will fund the PRC Outreach Program’s Scholarship Fund. Its composed of (4) parts: (1) Stepping Stone Class, (2) Stepping Stones Summer Field Trip, (3) Scholarship Fund and (4) English as a second language class for parents. The Scholarship Fund gives at-risk children the opportunity to participate in all of PRC’s classes and programs .
About the Junior League of Long Island® The Junior League of Long Island is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Tracing its origin’s 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. www.jlli.org