The Junior League of Long Island Announces they are to Complete Their 9th Project Playground Initiative on Long Island in April 2023

Roslyn, New York (March 7, 2023) – The Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) in partnership with the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) is pleased to announce that its Project Playground initiative will take place on Saturday, April 1 at the Belmont Childcare Association’s Anna House located in Elmont, NY. There are an anticipated 40 JLLI volunteers to help with installation of new playground equipment, painting fences and storage units, and tidying up the grounds.

The Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) was created to establish a child care center at Belmont Park which has the largest population of backstretch workers of the three New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks. The crown jewel of the Belmont Child Care Association programs is Anna House, a full scale childcare and early childhood education facility located at Belmont Park.

“Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) is honored to have the Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) as a community partner as we work to change lives at the racetrack every day,” said BCCA’s Executive Director, Joanne K. Adams. “Our 2023 campaign, Be Transformative! Nourishing Mind – Nourishing Body – Nourishing Family, focuses on the importance of health and leading active lives. BCCA was thrilled to work with the JLLI on this much needed Playground Improvement Project and we are exceedingly grateful to them for their incredible generosity.”

The Project Playground initiative demonstrates what can be accomplished when there is a common focus to make a difference in the lives of children and families on Long Island. “We are proud to partner with BCCA to cultivate our signature project: Project Playground in conjunction with Anna House. This community partnership emphasizes the importance of safe spaces for children to learn and play. Playgrounds and early childhood play are the basis of imagination and teach our children the fundamentals of turning their creativity into reality,” said Cristine Bruno, current President of
The Junior League of Long Island.