FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. will host a New Member Information Social on Thursday, June 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Women, ages 21 and older, who are interested in learning more about the Junior League are invited to attend.
The event will be held at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers.
Guests are asked to enter on the east (Summerlin Road) side of the building near the box office window.
“We are busy planning an exciting 2015-2016 year to commemorate our 50th year of giving back to our community, and we invite all interested women who want to learn more about how they can participate in the Junior League’s charitable initiatives to join us on June 4,” said Danielle Lucht, president of the JLFM. “From our Juvenile Justice Program and Kids in the Kitchen Nutrition Initiative with a mobile food pantry to our annual fundraiser Taste of the Town, we have something for everyone. Our members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, and full-time and part-time volunteers of all ages.”
Since 1966, the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. has contributed more than one million volunteer hours to community projects and programs. Its major contributions to Southwest Florida include founding the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, the Volunteer Service Bureau – Volunteer Action Center – now known as Volunteer Center, Teen Court and the Women’s Resource Center. It has also been active in feeding the hungry in the five-county area through the food drive at Taste of the Town, mentoring teenage girls in foster care, supporting self defense for women, preparing women to re-enter the workforce, creating a listening library for cancer patients, preserving historic architecture, supporting the Ronald McDonald House, distributing holiday food baskets, organizing holiday gift drives, providing gender-specific programming to teenage girls in juvenile justice, supplying backpacks to children in Harlem Heights Community and more.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLFM is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
To register, visit www.jlfm.org or call 239-277-1197.