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Junior League of The Woodlands donates over $90,000 at annual dinner

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- On May 17, 2018, Junior League of The Woodlands, Inc., (JLTW) hosted its May Annual Dinner to recap the 2017-2018 League year, recognize JLTW members for their contributions, and present selected community partners with funding grants through the League’s Community Assistance Fund (CAF) and Emergency Relief Fund (ERF).

Traditionally ERF is given to an organization for various difficult situations they may experience, however, this year’s dinner was unique, in that all of the ERF recipients were organizations that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to ERF, JLTW created the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund immediately following the storm, which was funded by in-kind donations from the community, JLTW members, other Junior Leagues across the nation, and even an organization from Italy. Total cash gifts combined between CAF, ERF and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund totaled $90,882.

The following organizations received 2018 CAF, ERF and Hurricane Harvey Relief funding: Love Fosters Hope, Montgomery County Youth Services, Northwest Assistance Ministries, Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, Stronger to Serve, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, Angel Reach, Assistance League of Montgomery County, Buckner Family Hope Center at Aldine, Community Partners of Montgomery County, Cy-Hope, Home Place of Texas, Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Friends of the Library Kingwood, Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Tamina Community Center, The Pearl Fincher Museum, Houston Diaper Bank, Interfaith of The Woodlands, Junior League of Corpus Christi, Mission Greenspoint, Montgomery County Food Bank, and JLTW members impacted by Harvey.

In addition to monetary donations, each year JLTW supports the local community with over 40,000 volunteer hours valued at over $1 million dollars. Highlights for the year include:

The League also welcomed 64 Provisionals as newly Active members after successful completion of their first year. The Provisional Class Project, in conjunction with The Giving Gown Foundation, collected over 30,000 items for swag bags, 1,380 dresses and over 600 accessories/shoes. They volunteered 2,270 hours and served as fairy godmothers to 1,200 teenage girls.

And lastly, three deserving League members were recognized for their individual contributions to the League, as they went above and beyond to serve throughout the year. Congratulations Perisha Burnham (Active of the Year), Bobbi Jo Miller (Sustainer of the Year), and Stacey Fontenot (Provisional of the Year).

For more information about JLTW, visit www.jlthewoodlands.org or call 281-376-5754.

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