2008 Donations

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The Junior League of Racine was pleased to donate $12,740 in 2008 to the following organizations impacting children in our Racine community.

The Junior League was pleased to make the following donations in 2008:

1. Provide $3000 to the Racine Heritage Museum for manipulatives and interactives for their revamped 1850’s to 1870’s and Maritime exhibits, which open in February 2008.

2. Provide $2900 to the Women’s Resource Center to sustain their Family Enrichment Program for one year.

3. Provide $2600 to Margaret Ann’s Place in Racine to sustain their “Peer Support Program” monthly meetings for one year. Margaret Ann’s Place is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the distinctive needs of grieving children.

4. Provide $1500 to Youth Connections to allow them to offer their “Woman Talk” outreach program for girls age 17 and under at the Racine County Juvenile Detention Center. The mission of Youth Connections is to provide leadership, advocacy, and education related to adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention.

5. Provide $1500 to Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast – Racine Service Center to support the Zink the Zebra Outreach program. The Zink the Zebra program promotes understanding and respecting differences.

6. Provide $1240 to Racine Family Literacy for their Family Field Trip Program.
The funds will provide additional enrichment activities through community field trips to children and parents of approximately 50 families.

In 2007 JLR provided $9000 for construction of a play area at HALO, $8000 for the Racine Public Library’s 75th Anniversary Celebration of the nation’s first pre-school story time, and $1000 for construction of a rain garden at River Bend.

We are also currently accepting applications for Special Aids Grants and our annual $2000 Junior League Scholarship. Information about these can be found on our website www.juniorleagueracine.org.

These funds are in addition to our many and continuing volunteer commitments including Cops and Kids, Kids in the Kitchen, Salvation Army Community Meals, Bethany Apartments, and Next Generation Now.

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