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Junior League Plans Recruiting Coffees

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Women interested in joining the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) may attend the league's semi-annual recruiting coffees at 9:30 a.m. or 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale.

Membership is open to women from Scarsdale, Eastchester, Greenburgh and White Plains.

The JLCW is a nonprofit women's organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community. New members enter a training course where they work together to complete a short-term community service project. Recent projects have included a diaper drive, a nutrition-themed event called "Choosy Fest" and an interactive exhibit at the White Plains Hospital Community Health Fair, also with a nutrition theme.

The JLCW's 2011-2012 projects include the Family Literacy Program, in which members visit Head Start preschool classrooms to read and provide books and other essential tools for improving literacy; Grace Church Soup Kitchen, where JLCW members provide 1,500 meals annually to individuals served by the Grace Church Community Center Soup Kitchen; Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen, a program that combats childhood obesity by teaching children about nutrition and exercise; Let's Save the Earth, a program in which JLCW members plan and implement a variety of small scale projects in the local community to create awareness of environmental issues and help "save the earth"; and BackPack Buddies, a project for which JLCW will purchase and members will assemble and distribute weekend food-filled backpacks to children in its service area.

"Being part of the JLCW is about effecting positive community change, empowering other women as well as yourself, and developing friendships with other dynamic women,” said JLCW President Lynn Marvin.

The coffees will be a chance to meet current JLCW members, get to know other prospective members, learn about the group and enjoy a visit to the recently renovated Wayside Cottage, a historic landmark located at 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale.

RSVP to jlcw@verizon.net or by phone to (914) 723-6130.

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