Junior League of Daytona Beach, Inc.
For further information contact Kelly Marple, 386-253-1756
Junior League of Daytona Beach Impacts Our Community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daytona Beach, FL, June 17, 2020 – It has been a busy and productive fiscal year for the Junior League of Daytona Beach (JLDB) despite the challenges of a hurricane and a pandemic.
The League’s diaper bank made a huge impact within the Daytona Beach community by distributing 34,932 diapers from August 2019 through May 2020. Community partners played significant roles with their diaper drives. Some of those partners were Command Medical Products, Next [email protected] the Beach, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors and Masterpiece Jewelers. Walmart also awarded JLDB two grants which were used to purchase diapers.
Mini grants were awarded to four Spruce Creek High School students to assist with the cost of managing a community service project of their choosing.
The organization decided several years ago to adopt Human Trafficking as one of their community projects. This year the League reached over 16,000 people through their social media awareness campaign. They also provided Human Trafficking awareness training for nearly 100 Law Enforcement Officers. The League also assembled backpacks filled with toiletry items for victims of Human Trafficking which were distributed by the local police department.
This coming League Year from July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021, the League will continue their hands-on work in the same areas. If any community business or individual would like more information about the Junior League and their projects or wish to donate to the organization, please contact Kelly Marples, Communications Director at 386-253-1756.
The Junior Service League of Daytona Beach was founded in 1934. In 1984 it became a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International joining Leagues from throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in training volunteers to improve their communities. At that time, the name was changed to the Junior League of Daytona Beach.
The vision of the League is to significantly improve the quality of life for women and children in our community by focusing resources on local needs and services.
The Junior League of Daytona Beach reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism. JLDB’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.