Jr. Junior Welfare League Visits Town Hall (JJWL)

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Councilwoman Glenda A. Jackson recently welcomed members of the Junior Junior Welfare League of Huntington to Town Hall for an informative session about the importance of community volunteerism.

Councilwoman Jackson invited this group of motivated youths to an open forum at Town Hall to discuss the positive impacts of volunteerism and some of the responsibilities of good citizenship.

Currently, the Junior Junior Welfare League (JJWL) consists of 60 6th-12th grade girls from more than 10 middle and high schools in the area.  The JJWL has contributed to the success of many Town programs such as the Family Earth Day Expo held annually in April in observance of Earth Day and the Backpacks for Success program, held each August. Councilwoman Jackson has partnered with the JJWL’s parent organization, the Junior Welfare League of Huntington, for three consecutive years with Backpacks For Success.  The program provides backpacks filled with essential school supplies to ensure children less fortunate begin the school year right.

“The Junior Welfare League of Huntington is renowned for fostering a spirit of community service in our youth and has been a needed institution providing assistance to less fortunate local families since 1933,” stated Councilwoman Glenda Jackson. “I would like to personally thank and commend the Junior Welfare League of Huntington Board Members for developing their youth into world-minded responsible leaders,” added Jackson.

For more information about the JWL, please contact Councilwoman Glenda A. Jackson’s Office at 631-351-3174 or visit the Junior Welfare League of Huntington’s website at jwlofhuntington.com or send an e-mail to info@jwlofhuntington.com.

Story: Stephen Jimenez

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