3 December 2007
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ANNAPOLIS AWARDS COMMUNITY GRANTS
Grants Awarded to Four Anne Arundel County Non-Profit Organizations
Annapolis, MD [December 3, 2007] – Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA), announces the distribution of $5,000 in grants to Sandra Shanahan, Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates, The Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, for their work in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The grants were presented on Friday, November 30, 2007 at JLA’s holiday luncheon at The Rockfish restaurant in Annapolis.
Sandra Shanahan, CPNP, received $2,500 for her nursing work with uninsured children in our area. Ms. Shanahan provides primary care at the Allen Apartments Community Center and Stanton Center’s free pediatric clinic, offering basic laboratory tests, a lead program, routine pediatric care, well baby check-ups, family education, counseling, and other medical care.
Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) received $1,000 towards the recruitment of volunteer child advocates. CASA advocates and supports abused and neglected children who are involved in the court system, to ensure their right to safe and permanent homes as quickly as possible. Each year, more than 11,000 children enter the juvenile court system; CASA helps ease their burdens.
The Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County received $1,000 to help continue its work in the community for the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable Project, which provides school-based, community-based, and business-based mentoring programs by connecting people and resources through volunteerism to create a vibrant community of service in our county.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts received $500 for the Family Fun Day in Spring 2008. Families are invited to attend Maryland Hall and participate in the arts for free, offering children an opportunity to explore the arts and giving them a taste for the joy and satisfaction of creating something from nothing. Children ten and under and their parents are the target population.
Resources for the 2007 Community Assistance Donations come from the proceeds from JLA various fundraising activities including A Thyme to Entertain and Of Tide and Thyme cookbooks, Chefs by the Bay, the JLA Annual Fund, Volunteers on the Run 5K, and the Wrap it Up! gift wrapping store. For more information about JLA please contact the JLA office directly at 410-224-8984 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.
The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. 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. It reaches out to all women of any race, religion or national origin who express an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. For more information about the JLA, please visit http://www.jlannapolis.org.