JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CENTRAL WESTCHESTER TO HOST INFORMATIONAL COFFEES FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
January 25 at Wayside Cottage
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites women from Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semi-annual “Recruiting Coffees” at historic Wayside Cottage on January 25, 2012 at either 9:30 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. The JLCW is a nonprofit women’s organization committed to promoting volunteerism; developing the potential of women; and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member.
Prospective members will learn about JLCW’s efforts to improve the lives of our neighbors in need. New members enter a training course where they work together to complete a short-term community service project. Recent projects have included a diaper drive to collect diapers and baby wipes for Family Services of Westchester’s Early Head Start program, a nutrition-themed event called “Choosy Fest” and an interactive exhibit at the White Plains Hospital Community Health Fair, also with a nutrition theme.
The JLCW’s 2011-2012 projects include the Family Literacy Program, a project where members visit Head Start preschool classrooms to read and provide books and other essential tools for improving literacy; Grace Church Soup Kitchen, where JLCW members provide 1,500 meals annually to individuals served by the Grace Church Community Center Soup Kitchen; Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen, a program that combats childhood obesity by teaching children about nutrition and exercise; Let’s Save the Earth, a program in which JLCW members plan and implement a variety of small scale projects in the local community to create awareness of environmental issues and help “save the earth”; and BackPack Buddies, a project for which JLCW will purchase and members will assemble and distribute weekend food-filled backpacks to children in its service area.
JLCW members have been effecting positive change in the area for 65 years. As JLCW President Lynn Marvin puts it, “Being part of the JLCW is about effecting positive community change, empowering other women as well as yourself, and developing friendships with other dynamic women. You are a part of a long tradition of community advocacy and volunteerism– in 2012 the JLCW celebrates its 65th Anniversary!”
The coffees will be a chance to meet current JLCW members, get to know other prospective members, learn about the JLCW, and enjoy a visit to Wayside Cottage, a historic landmark that has recently completed a “period” renovation. The coffees will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Wayside Cottage, 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale NY.
RSVP by January 18th to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (914) 723-6130.