General Motors Helps the Junior League on a Back-to-School Drive
August 9, 2012 11:47 am CT
This past Saturday the Junior League of Jacksonville kicked off its fall Landmarks Tour for new members to visit different volunteer locations around town where the league spends time over the year. Over 40 new members rode in style in a fleet of new General Motors vehicles including: a Buick Enclave and Regal GS, Chevy Volt, Traverse, and Malibu Eco, Cadillac Escalade,
and GMC Acadia. This tour involved a slight twist and allowed new members the opportunity to drop off a large school supply donation and spend time at DanielKids Foundation.
DanielKids serves more than 1,000 children and their families every day through a variety of innovative and nationally-recognized programs and cares for several children who live on its Belfort Road campus in Jacksonville, Fla. The children who call the DanielKids campus “home” are now sporting new backpacks, lunch boxes, and have all the school supplies they could need just in time for the 2012-2013 school year, thanks to the Junior League new members.
Giddy from the school supply donation, the DanielKids boys and girls spent their afternoon showing off their singing, dancing, limbo, and volleyball-playing skills and enjoyed a tasty treat from Ohana’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice with their new Junior League friends.
The tour concluded with a stop at Sanctuary on 8th Street, an organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for children and families in need through education, social services, recreation and the arts through programs including home school, an after-school program, and summer camp.
New friends, new cars and experiences at new organizations concluded this new member tour. There couldn’t have been more smiles.
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