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Georgia Tsaforis, Donna Fiore, Cognac Wellerlane and Sierra Mittleman pose for a photo-op at the Junior League's Annual Winter Fundraiser at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Heather McDougall, Julio Sanchez and Gwendolyn Gillies pose for a photo-op at the Junior League's Annual Winter Fundraiser at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Kristen Kucharski, Jennifer Pelluzi and Willow Goodwin pose for a photo-op at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Co-chair Randa Reford and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Junior League's Annual Winter Fundraiser at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Co-chair Sierra Mittleman and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Junior League's Annual Winter Fundraiser at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Derwin Dunlap, Cognac Wellerlane and Anthony Pellizzi pose for a photo-op at the Junior League's Annual Winter Fundraiser at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Jennifer Sforzo Livingston and Patrick Carroll pose for a photo-op at the Junior League's Annual Winter Fundraiser at the Paramount in Huntington, New York
Flappers and Gents attended a 1920's theme party hosted by the The Junior League of Long Island on March 7, 2015 from 7p.m. to 10 p.m.
This annual fundraiser is themed differently every year but the goal remains the same. The proceeds from this event allows the JLLI to continue its daily efforts in engaging in volunteering and fundraising efforts across Long Island. Some of their main events include their annual education initiative on childhood obesity and nutrition, titled Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen, Project Playground – one example was the complete design and erection of a playground at The Hagedorn Little Village School in Seaford, New York, Done-in-a-Day projects including working with Momma’s House in Jericho, New York, their Annual First Step Program that focuses on women in low-income communities that they invite to their headquarters in Roslyn, NY and provide them with interview clothing, resume building and interview techniques to part with to help them find living-wage jobs in the work force. The JLLI also contributes to non-profits on Long Island, $10,000/year in community fund donations – since 1951.
They also have partnered with the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, New York as their volunteers created a Valentine’s Day Luncheon Event for its members and family members.
Contributors to this year's silent auction and rafflesincluded: Say La Vie; Cold Spring Harbor, The Wine Shoppe; Cold Spring Harbor, The Paramount, Huntington, Messina Market, La Piele Spa,Papillon Hair, Abby Sheeline Photography, Gold Nails; Huntington, a NYC helicopter ride by The Blainey Family, a round of golf at The Creek Club by the Foster Family, a flat screen TV by Mittleman Brother’s LLC, SB Love Rocks, a car service gift card by the Telese Family, Gourmet Gift Baskets by Book About Food, Lilly Pulitzer, Heather Blond Fashion, Hewlett Packard, The Cleaning Girls, Hunter Mountain Weekend Stay, Red Door Spa to name a few!
The Junior League of Long Island was formed in 1962. Since its foundation, the Junior League of Long Island has been at the forefront of identifying and fulfilling community needs. The Junior League has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live. Junior League members, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions, and work for change. Time and time again, the Junior League is among the first organizations to step up to the plate and tackle a community’s biggest challenges.
The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., http://www.ajli.orga network of 292 individual Junior Leagues in four countries, has committed itself to, “reaching out to women of all races, religions and national origins who share an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.” Founded in 1901 by social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, making a demonstrable impact on their communities.
True to their legacy, today’s members are at the forefront of tackling society’s toughest and most critical issues—childhood nutrition and obesity, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among others—for the purpose of enhancing the social, cultural and political fabric of our civil society.
Together their 155,000 members in the U.S., the U.K., Mexico and Canada constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.
For more information please visit http://www.jlli.org/
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