Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. announces Recipients of 2006-2007 Community Grants (11/28/08)

Dawn M. Orso
28 November 2006

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND [November 28, 2006] – The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) has selected five local not for profit companies as recipients of over $4,000 in community grants.   The selected applicants will be recognized and awarded such grants at the Junior League’s Holiday Luncheon on December 1st at Rockfish in Annapolis.

Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will receive $1,000 to be used towards the Recruitment of Volunteer Child Advocates through printed materials.  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.

Arundel Habitat for Humanity, Inc. will receive $1,000 to help continue its work in the Clay Street Community of Annapolis by building a home to be located at 204 Clay Street for a low-income family.  Arundel Habitat for Humanity builds low-cost homes and sells them at no profit, and no interest, to low-income families who are currently living in substandard or inadequate housing.

Hospice of the Chesapeake will receive $500 to sponsor an individual to attend their outdoor bereavement weekend. This weekend is designed for individuals in the community grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Spiritual and Bereavement Care Center (SBCC) provides critical support to hundreds of bereaved individuals in our community. They operate three outdoor bereavement camp programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will receive $500 to design and build an Intergenerational Indoor Garden project that will bring together young people and seniors at the Wiley H. Bates facility. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) is an organization that provides youth ages 6-18 with safe, nurturing and educational settings in which to spend their after-school and summer hours.

Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County will receive $1000 to establish a fund to provide emergency repairs earmarked specifically for low-income single mothers. Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County is an organization that repairs homes for low-income elderly and disable homeowners, helping them to remain in their homes, with dignity, warm, safe and independence.

Resources for the 2006 Community Assistance Donations come in part from the proceeds of the Junior League’s various fundraising activities. These include Of Tide and Thyme JLA cookbook; and the annual “Chefs by the Bay” event, which spotlights the area’s chefs. The next Chefs by the Bay event will be held on March 25th 2007 at the Naval Academy Stadium in Annapolis.

Throughout its 25-year history, the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. has made Community Assistance Donations to approximately one hundred community groups in Anne Arundel County. For information on the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. please contact  (410) 224-8984 or email jlannapolis@toad.net.