2017 Provisional Class Donates Check to Beverly Farm

Our 2017 Provisional Class wrapped up their new member project on 12/6/17 – and presented a big check to the folks at Beverly Farm. In total, they will have raised $2,300 to benefit this amazing local home to nearly 400 people who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Along with several active members of League, the members also sang carols with the residents prior to the check presentation – great crowd! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

See more photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmag4chW

Snack Time for Boys & Girls Club

Leaguers Amber Haring and Beth Wiemers delivered snack items off of the Alton Boys & Girls Club’s Wish List to a very thankful group this month.  Snacks were donated by members at the October General Membership meeting.

The program serves snacks four days per week to around 150 youth per day.  Contact Al Womack, Jr. at (618) 462-6249 for more information about the programs needs.

Socktober Collection Complete

Junior League of Greater Alton participated in Socktober this year. Thanks to member efforts, around 1,230 pairs of feet (infant through adult) will be warmer this winter!

Latitude Collaborative scholars helped decorate paper socks to deck boxes out in Socktober spirit. The boxes were then placed across the Riverbend at businesses that agreed to allow us to collect socks at their location(s).

Charities that will distribute donated socks include All God’s Children Shall Have Shoes, Salvation Army, Oasis, and Community Hope Center.

Pictured above, the students were very excited to receive a donation of books from the JLGA Community Outreach Committee.