“It’s not what you have, or what you don’t have, but what you give,” says Ms. Schwarz. “I am excited to see what the members of the Junior League of Philadelphia have to GIVE this year.”
Ms. Schwarz outlined her primary goals during her acceptance speech at the League’s annual dinner on May 22, 2014. One of those goals is to start and complete the renovation of the JLP headquarters, located on Lancaster Avenue in the center of Ardmore, PA. Currently the location is home to the award-winning Junior League Thrift Shop, which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The planned expansion will feature renovated meeting rooms and office space, available for League events and to the local community. The renovations are made possible by the successful conclusion of the organization’
Another of Schwarz’s goals, also supported by the recently-concluded capital campaign, is to continue to develop new community projects that speak to the heart of the Apple a Day Healthy Living Initiative™. The JLP commenced Apple a Day in response to alarming statistics showing nearly 17 million American children are food insecure, and 1 in 3 Philadelphia-
The League is committed to combating this trend through the Apple a Day initiative, with programming that strategically pairs access with education. Current community partners include: SHARE Food Program, Greener Partners, Main Line Health/Lankenau Medical Center, Philadelphia Orchard Project, and SMITH Memorial Playground & Playhouse. Programming will center around increased access to healthy food, nutritional awareness, meal preparation on a budget, and making healthy choices. All of the League’s efforts will be focused on building a healthier and happier Philadelphia community.
About the Junior League of Philadelphia
The Junior League of Philadelphia, 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.
The JLP reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
To learn about future Junior League of Philadelphia events or become a member, please visit www.JLPhiladelphia.org.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI).
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.
27 W. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003