21 September 2009
Media Contact: Stacie Oliver
Public Relations Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ANNAPOLIS, INC. SPONSORS BOOK BAG PROJECT
School Supplies & Book Bags Provided for 1,000 Area Children
Annapolis, MD – [September 4, 2009] – Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.’s 16th annual Book Bag Project donated 1,000 book bags filled with school supplies to Anne Arundel County Public Schools. These book bags, designated for children enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program in Anne Arundel County, were delivered at the end of August, just in time for the new school year.
This year’s Book Bag Project benefited children at Brock Bridge Elementary, Freetown Elementary, Georgetown East Elementary, Harman Elementary, Marley Elementary, Maryland City Elementary, and Tyler Heights Elementary schools.
JLA specially thanks the following companies for their generous support and contributions: Office Depot, Target, Hudson Fouquet and Administaff.
Heather DeBuse, chair of the Book Bag project says, “This was truly a team effort! Without the community’s support, this project would not happen.”
Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. started the Back to School Book Bag Project in 1993 with the intention of leveling the playing field for elementary students in need. The purpose of the program is to provide children the supplies needed to start back to school ready to learn. Junior League of Annapolis, Inc., with the assistance of grants and donations, acquires and assembles book bags filled with school supplies for disadvantaged children in Anne Arundel County to ensure they start the school year prepared. Over the past 15 years, with the help of corporate and independent donations, Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. has distributed over 10,000 filled book bags.
Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is the leader in making our community a place where all women and children are able to reach their full potential.
– Photos attached –
JLA Members Work Assemblyline to fill 1000 backpacks
League Member Beth Coleman with teachers at Harman Elementary
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.