Halloween Candy Drive

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“Give away your Halloween candy to someone less fortunate”.  That’s a tough sell for a lot of children who acquire candy with gleeful determination on Halloween.  But this is just what Junior League parents in Scarsdale, Eastchester, White Plains and Edgemont said to their children.  On November 12, their children came to Wayside Cottage for a candy-bagging breakfast, where they sorted the candy into small bags, to be donated to the Grace Church soup kitchen in White Plains.  ‘I’m going to keep 10 pieces of candy for myself”, said Annabelle, a fourth-grader at Fox Meadow, “and give the rest to the hungry people”.

Junior League of Central Westchester President Heidi Andersen said that this kind of project exemplifies the League’s tradition of “women building better communities”.  “We are building a better community here at home”, she said, “by teaching our children to think of others who are less fortunate, and showing them a very practical way they can help. In addition, we are reaching out to our community, especially those in need who are served by Grace Church Community Center”.

The Junior League also supports the Grace Church Soup Kitchen in an on-going project, which provides both sandwiches and hot lunches for 100 people, including home-baked desserts, throughout the year.

The League has been carrying out similar, community-based projects since it was established in 1947.  The Junior League of Central Westchester is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, 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.


For Additional information                                              Release date: November 13, 2007

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