2008 JLCW Grants

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Junior League of Central Westchester Awards Grants to Local Organizations

Each year, the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) designates a portion of its funds to be awarded to one or more community organizations in its service area, which includes Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Eastchester, White Plains, and Greenburgh.  The JLCW awards grants to provide financial support to areas of community need that are not being met by current JLCW projects or programs.  This year, the JLCW received an exceptionally large quantity of worthy grant applications.   The aggregate amount awarded this year was $ 12,000.  The JLCW announces the award of a total of $12,000 in grants to the following organizations:

El Centro Hispano– to provide a new computer for their new technology center which will help to educate and promote self-sufficiency for local Hispanics in need.

Grace Church Community Center– to fund the purchase of SAT and test-taking prep materials for high school juniors and seniors participating in the GCCC After-School Mentoring Program.

The  Music Conservatory of Westchester– to provide funds for their Music Therapy Institute which provides music therapy to over 2,000 local children and adolescents with disabilities.

My Sister’s Place to sponsor the 2009 Love Shouldn’t Hurt Conference which educates local teenagers on Domestic Violence awareness and prevention.

Westchester County Courthouse Children’s Waiting Room to purchase cubbies and provide new books to children visiting the Waiting Room.

Westchester Jewish Community Services– to purchase specially designed therapeutic toys and games needed for play and child therapy, and for items to create a warm child-friendly environment at their Hartsdale clinic.

The Junior League of Central Westchester is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.