The Junior League of Columbia has redirected funds and launched a new initiative in order to support area partners affected by COVID-19.
To date, the League has:
- Donated $2,500 to support our local food bank and purchased 38 family box dinners for staff at Harvest Hope.
- Donated $2,000 to help Senior Resources provide food for their Meals on Wheels Program.
- Purchased 50 box lunches for volunteers and 10 family dinners for Senior Resources staff.
- Purchased hygiene products and cleaning supplies for their Senior Pantry program.
- Donated $2,000 to Homeless No More to assist with the installation of WiFi for tenants at St. Lawrence Place and The Family Shelter. In addition, the League is providing Wi-Fi for two months.
- Purchased three months of diapers for the Power in Changing diaper bank.
- Purchased healthy snacks, school supplies, and girl scout items for care packages for JP Thomas Elementary Girl Scout Troop.
- Donated $350 in cloth masks for hospital employees at Providence Hospital and purchased 51 boxed lunches for the front-line teams in the ER, ICU, COVID-19 floors and cleaning staff.
- Donated $2,000 for COVID-19 relief for groceries and expenses at Palmetto Place. Also, the League purchased board games and activity books for children and 50 boxed lunches for children and staff.
- Donated 146 boxed lunches to Student Nutrition Services staff and volunteers in Richland County School District 1 that work at nine sites and have served 120,000 meals to children and families since schools closed.
On Monday, April 27, the League launched an online initiative, the COVID-19 Response Fund, designed to raise additional funds to support our partners focusing on the following areas: food support, healthcare, emergency housing and homelessness, senior care, Richland County School District One, and other child and family services organizations. 100% of the donations to the Response Fund will go directly towards the League’s partner agencies.
To learn more about this new response fund and how you can donate visit www.JLColumbia.org/COVID-19.
About the Junior League of Columbia
The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to the promotion of voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Together, the members of the Junior League of Columbia, Inc. seek to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands. For more information, visit JLColumbia.org.
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