14 September 2010
Media Contact: Katie Stewart
Public Relations Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ANNAPOLIS, INC. DONATES OVER 1,000 BOOKBAGS FOR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SCHOOL CHILDREN
Annapolis, MD [AUGUST 23, 2010] – This August, with the community’s help, Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) provided over 1,000 children in Anne Arundel County with bookbags and school supplies for the school year. This summer marks the 17th year JLA provided children in the community with their school supplies for the year. This year’s bookbags filled with schools supplies were provided to students in need at Hilltop Elementary, Brock Bridge Elementary, Eastport Elementary, Georgetown East Elementary, and Maryland City Elementary schools.
JLA added a new element to this year’s bookbag drive. By partnering with Borders Book Store at the Annapolis Mall, JLA was able to collect over 550 books for distribution to local schools, including high interest reading materials. Borders Book Store is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Additional community sponsors for this important program include Rita’s Italian Ice, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at Annapolis Towne Centre, Punk’s Backyard Grill at Annapolis Mall, and Balanced Life Skills.
JLA Members packing 1000 backpacks
Borders Bookstore donates books to JLA
JLA members collect backpack donations
JLA_PR_001.jpg (Heather DeBuse, JLA It’s Educational Co-Chair, Renee Seigley, JLA Homeless Outreach Co-Chair, Judy Wible, Borders General Manager, Megan Luke, Borders Corporate Sales Coordinator)
JLA_PR_002.jpg (Jessica Kirk, JLA Member, Megan Heffern, JLA Member, Amanda Finnis, JLA Member, Cortney McCurry, JLA Member, and Allison DeVere, JLA Member)
JLA_PR_003.jpg (Sarah Francisco, JLA Member, Anne Murphy, JLA Member, Heather DeBuse, JLA It’s Educational Co-Chair)
About Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.
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. Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. For more information about JLA, please visit http://www.jlannapolis.org.