Junior League of Annapolis Book Bag Project Named As Finalist In County Volunteer Celebration (10/25/05)

Leigh Ellen Brummerhoff
25 October 2005

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County names the Junior League of Annapolis’ Back to School Book Bag Project as one of its 2005 Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Finalists

Annapolis, MD. – [October 25, 2005] – The Junior League of Annapolis’ Back to School Book Bag Project was named as a finalist in the second annual Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVACC) Celebration Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland on October 13, 2005.

The Back to School Book Bag Project provides book bags filled with much needed schools supplies to approximately one thousand of the most financially needed children in the elementary and middle schools of Anne Arundel County per year.  Members of the Junior League of Annapolis work throughout the year on this project to assess the needs of the children and to solicit donations from community individuals and organizations. In August the book bags are assembled and distributed to the schools a few days prior to the new school year.

Of the nine named finalist COVACC’s seventeen member Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Awards Committee, had the responsibility of electing only four of the finalists into the Hall of Fame.  COVACC President, Georgiana Maszczenski led the awards presentation whereby Hall of Fame Inductee Awards were presented in the following four categories:

Business Projects: Comcast Corporation Chesapeake Bay Group – Comcast Cares Day at Tyler Heights Elementary School
Government Projects: A.A. County Dept. of Social Services – Countywide Holiday Sharing Project
Nonprofit Project: Friends of Arundel Seniors, Inc. – Home Safety Equipment Project
Group Project: Partners in Care – Service Learning/Leaf Raking Project

Keynote Speaker, Principal and Director of Community Relations for Booz Allen Hamilton, Joseph T.N. Suares, commended the audience of finalists on their continued involvement in volunteerism through community activities.

The Junior League of Annapolis also provided an active role in the Celebration Luncheon by sponsoring a table and Kristina Seidel, JLA member, served as one of the members of the Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Awards Committee. For more information on the Junior League of Annapolis and the upcoming 2005-2006 year, please contact the JLA office directly at 410.224.8984.