8 October 2009
MEDIA CONTACT: Stacie Oliver
Public Relations Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Junior League of Annapolis Commits to Help End Hunger!
League Members Partner with Annapolis Middle School Students to Fill a Bus Full of Food
WHAT: Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) will hold donation drives for non-perishable food items to assist the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in replenishing their stock as part of JLA’s Homeless Outreach initiative. Community members are encouraged to stop by Safeway on Forest Drive in Annapolis with donations.
WHO: Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. will be joined by students from Annapolis Middle School’s Student Government Association and National Junior Honor to conduct the drive.
WHY: JLA’s Homeless Outreach initiative is a response to the alarming statistics that show homelessness on the rise among children across the United States. There are currently over 800 students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools who are homeless.
The Anne Arundel County Food Bank is a free resource bank that gives away food and donated “gently used” appliances, furniture, medical equipment, baby items, clothing, cars and other items that will help a family in need make a home and a better way of life. The Food Bank also serves other non-profit and community organizations, such as the Light House Shelter.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
1781 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
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.