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Junior League of Roanoke Valley awards community grants

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Junior League news release

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Recipients of the Community Opportunity Grants, mini-grants that are used to fund a one-time event or short-term need or project. The grants are limited to $1,500, reflect the JLRV Mission and fulfill an unmet community need. 

 

  • United Methodist Community Outreach Program of Roanoke – funds will provide increased transportation for at-risk children in Roanoke to evening meals and programming. 

 

  • The Salvation Army, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter – funds will purchase two laptops and other necessary equipment for a "Homework Station" for children staying at Turning Point.

 

  • Total Action for Progress (TAP) Head Start – funds will purchase one Hatch Early Learning Tablet loaded with educational software and the ability to link to online child assessment programs.  Funds will also pay for teachers' training on the use of the tablet.

 

  • Center in the Square – funds will support the creation of a Center in the Square-specific iPad app for K-12 audiences.

 

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley 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. The League has selected childhood health and welfare as a community focus, identifying this area within our community as a critical need.  Its membership will work through advocacy, education, fundraising and partnership with existing programs and community organizations to improve the lives of children in the Roanoke Valley. The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI).  Today, AJLI is comprised of more than 160,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.

 

For more information on the Junior League, visit www.jlrv.org.

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