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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LANSING AWARDS COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

Friday, June 06, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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For Immediate Release

Contact: Katie Gallagher, Communications Vice President, communications@jllansing.org, (202) 361-5282

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LANSING AWARDS COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

TO JUDSON LOVE CLOTHING CENTER and CHILD AND FAMILY CHARITIES

Lansing, Mich., June 6, 2014 – The Junior League of Lansing has awarded its Community Impact Grant to two separate entities: Judson Love Clothing Center, receiving $10,000 and Child and Family Charities, receiving $4,000 for the Angel House.  The Junior League was thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to two deserving non-profit charities, both serving the greater Lansing area.

Judson Love Clothing Center is entering their 25th year donating new and used clothing to children and teens in kindergarten through 12th grade.

“This grant could not have come at a better time,” says Debra Dawsey, co-director of Love Clothing. “Over the past 25 years, we have been using the same boxes to store clothing in. With the funds from this grant, we will have the ability to replace racks in the store, purchase lighter tables and update the overall infrastructure of the store. The funds will also go towards painting the walls and cupboards and the overall face of the center.”

Dawsey continues: “We finally will take care of the center as it has taken care of us and the greater Lansing area over the past 25 years. This overhaul will allow us to continue contributing for the next 25 years. We couldn’t be more grateful."

 “The Junior League of Lansing is so pleased to support two wonderful organizations working to improve the lives of families and children in the Lansing area,” says Ann Vogelsang, 2013-14 President of the Junior League of Lansing.

Child and Family Charities focuses on unwed mothers, adoption and the recruitment of foster homes. Over the years the agency has evolved to include a range of service including substance abuse, foster care, child abuse prevention, mental health, juvenile justice, adoption, independent living and other supportive service. Angel House is a residential program for at risk pregnant and parenting girls. They are dedicated to helping young mothers become nurturing parents and productive members of the community through a wide-range of services. The grant funds from Junior League of Lansing will be used to purchase and install new carpeting at Angel House.

The Junior League of Lansing, Michigan is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective use of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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