Greetings! With the 2010-2011 Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) year in full swing, we are delighted to bring you the second edition of our community partner newsletter, In the Community. We hope this keeps you in touch with the JLC and the many events and programs we're offering in the community. We encourage you to contact us with questions and feedback.
Elizabeth Kovacs, President
Katie Zeok, President-Elect
Annie WIlliams, Community Impact Manager
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc.
85 Years of Service
To celebrate 85 years of service, the JLC did what we do best: we rolled up our sleeves and got to work in the community! On Saturday, October 23, we dispersed to ten locations throughout Charlotte to lend a hand. Click here to learn more about where we've left our mark in our first 85 years here.
The JLC continues its tradition of service. This year alone our members will contribute more than 20,000 volunteer hours to the community. In recognition of our contributions, September 13 was designated by the City of Charlotte as Junior League of Charlotte Day!
JLC's Health Fairs Serve Hundreds to Keep Kids in School
The JLC and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) have partnered to sponsor Big Shots Saturdays and Kids HealthLink. Big Shots Saturdays is an event that provides free immunizations to children over four weekends. Kids HealthLink, a festival open to the entire public featuring vision, hearing and dental assessments, education topics for children, entertainment and giveaways, takes place at two of the Big Shots Saturdays events.
A total of 889 immunizations were given to 494 children at Big Shots Saturdays, and 1,250 services were administered to 288 children at Kids HealthLink.
To the sponsors, partners and professionals who made the 2010 Big Shots Saturdays and Kids HealthLink events a success, THANK YOU!
The Ada Jenkins Center
Dr. Suzanne Bird, Bird Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Dr. Kim Blanding, Pediatric Dentist
Carolina Panthers Charities
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates
Erin Schotthoefer, MD
Charlotte Pediatric Clinic, Morrocroft
Barry Golembe, MD
Stephanie Richter, MD
Bill Bryant, Jr., MD
Marty, Baker, MD
Kenia Romero, CMA
Courtney Whitten, RN, BSN
Erin Hassan, RN
Keyshia Massey, CMA
Diana Leon Walls, RN, BSN
Valeria Espinal, Registrar/Translator
Jack and Jill of America, Inc
Latin American Women’s Association
Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting
Karen Morris, RN
Patterson Dental Company
Queens University Soccer Team
Speedway Children’s Charities
Dr. David W. Stroup, DDS
Dr Tom O’Leary, Wellborne, White & O’Leary
Infertility Workshop: Overcoming and Coping with Infertility
November 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the JLC Building, 1332 Maryland Avenue
The JLC's Mental Health Awareness Committee is pleased to sponsor an infertility workshop free of charge and open to the community. The distinguished Dr. Teaff (Infertility Specialist) and Dr. Gullick (Psychologist) of REACH will discuss infertility treatment options as well as ways to reduce stress. The desire to conceive and the challenges of dealing with infertility can be a difficult and lonely journey. Please attend and help yourself or a loved one! E-mail us to request a spot.
JLC Creates Another Award-Winning Documentary, In Our Words
WINNER TWO BRONZE TELLY AWARDS IN EDUCATION AND CHILDREN CATEGORIES! WINNER HONORABLE MENTION VOICE AWARD!
In Our Words addresses issues of youth loss, grief, stress, distress, anxiety, abuse and neglect through the stirring and courageous testimonials of five families and commentary by health care providers in a way that identifies long-term solutions while providing hope and inspiration. Click here to view a five-minute clip of In Our Words or e-mail us to request a copy of In Our Words or the Emmy-nominated Through My Eyes.
JLC Family Resource Center (FRC) at Levine Children’s Hospital
The JLC partnered with Carolinas Medical Center's Levine Children’s Hospital to help create the optimal environment for delivering the finest healthcare services to children. The FRC, donated by the JLC and the Rankin family and staffed by a medical librarian and JLC volunteers, includes a comfortable gathering place for families, computers with Internet access, copy/fax machines, classrooms and a thorough pediatric health library. Patients, family members and the community are welcome to do research, borrow reference materials, ask questions and connect with others facing similar struggles. Hours: M–F, 8:30-5 p.m.; T-Th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sat, 10 -2 p.m. Please spread the word!
JLC Members Donate More Than 200 Books
With its mobile cart, JLC distributes leisure books at the Levine Children's Hospital to patients and family members of all ages at no charge. Children hospitalized at the Levine Children's Hospital and their families will enjoy more than 200 fresh additions to the Family Resource Center Library, thanks to the JLC.
Fall Festival at Alexander Youth Network
A group of JLC volunteers contributed to the fall fun at the Alexander Youth Network Fall Festival on Friday, October 29. As a service in addition to their standard volunteer hours, the JLC women painted faces, served food and staffed games for the kids and their families.
Come Shop at the JLC WearHouse, 1117 Pecan Avenue
Open since 1936, the JLC WearHouse thrift store is the place to find deals on everything from clothing and accessories to housewares. All proceeds support the Junior League of Charlotte's operations and community projects. Call (704) 377-1854 for other exciting promotions and sales! Open M-S, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!
About the JLC
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Learn More
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