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Junior League of Wilmington Celebrates 60 Years of Community Service

The Junior League of Wilmington announces the celebration of 60 years of Community Service to the Wilmington, NC community. The members of the League's look forward to continued support to the children and families of Wilmington, NC.

 
PRLog - Oct. 28, 2012 - WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Wilmington, NC – On September 28th, the Junior League of Wilmington held a gala at Cape Fear Country Club to celebrate the accomplishments of the League over the last 60 years. Since 1952, the Junior League of Wilmington has donated more than 1 million dollars and over 300,000 volunteer hours to the community. Current and past League members, representatives from community organizations that the Junior League of Wilmington has helped to found or support and city leaders were in attendance.

The Junior League of Wilmington is one of the city's largest volunteer organizations with nearly 300 members. It prides itself as a “hands on” organization that seeks to be a community leader in creating positive change in the lives of children and families throughout the Wilmington area. Over the past 60 years, the Junior League of Wilmington has supported over 55 projects and organizations both

financially and voluntarily. In addition, members have contributed time and effort into helping new

community endeavors get off the ground.

“As a League, it is inspiring to celebrate the accomplishments and impact we have worked together to

achieve in the Wilmington community,” stated President Beth Dixon. “We are looking forward to our 60th year and the continued support we will offer to the families and children of Wilmington, NC.”

At its 60th Gala, the League recognized the following worthwhile projects to which members have

given time, talent, and dollars:

• Pied Piper Children’s Theatre, 1949-2012

Our Oldest Tradition has provided live theatre to over 100,000 children!

• The Girls Club, founded 1950

• The Wilmington Chapter of NC Symphony, founded 1960

• The Child Advocacy Center, founded 1970s

• New Hanover Friends of the Public Library, founded 1976

• Wilmington Children’s Museum, over $150,000 financial support provided

• DREAMS, contributed $41,000 financial support

• The Carousel Center, founded in 2000, $100,000 financial support provided

• Domestic Violence Shelter, $153,000 financial support over 16 years

• NC Aquarium, Sea Scholars, Program development, instructional support and over $83,000

financial support

For photos of the event, visit: http://www.whitewallphotos.com/gala/index.html

For more about the Junior League of Wilmington, visit: http://www.jlwnc.org

About the Junior League of Wilmington:

Formed in 1952, the Junior League of Wilmington, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization of nearly 300 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its primary focus area is providing educational and cultural opportunities to local children who may not otherwise have access to them. JLW members give over 10,000 hours of volunteer work to the community annually.

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