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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, June 23, 2011

Junior League of Santa Barbara Presents Community Assistance Fund Awards

The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB) recently awarded $5,000 in grants to support four Santa Barbara non-profit organizations.


Recipients of this year’s Community Assistance Fund awards are:

* Santa Barbara Museum of Art for scholarships for their ArtVenture Camp, a summer camp partnership between the Museum and the Public Library.

* Storyteller for the purchase of supplies to promote literacy for the homeless and at-risk children served by Storyteller.

* Endowment for Youth for support of their “Reading Plus” program to directly help more than 130 children who participate in their after-school education program.

* Transition House for its Technology and Literacy for Children program to help provide books, field trips, and supplies to help ensure children increase their knowledge in technology and literacy.

JLSB has awarded the Community Assistance Fund in support of community programs that help improve the lives of at-risk children, youth and families in the community, for more than fifteen years. Since its inception, the JLSB has donated almost $100,000 to more than 100 organizations.

JLSB created the Community Assistance Fund in order to extend support to a wider range of local charitable organizations than it could reach through member volunteer efforts. Applications for the Community Assistance Fund are accepted every year from January until March. For more information about the Junior League, call (805) 963-2704 or visit www.jlsantabarbara.org.

The Junior League of Santa Barbara is an organization 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 Junior League reaches out to young women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

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