LAFAYETTE, CA—The Lafayette Juniors were awarded First Place from the state of California on behalf of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) for their fundraising and membership programs for charity. The Lafayette Juniors are part of the GFWC, a 125-year-old international service organizations made up of more than 500 clubs and 80,000 women who are dedicated to volunteering their time to make the lives of others better.GFWC Clubs, including the Lafayette Juniors, routinely seek to raise awareness of issues from domestic violence to disaffected youth and homelessness through community service, fundraising, and participation in local, state and national legislation.
“It is an honor to present the Lafayette Juniors first place awards for their fundraising and membership efforts,” says Cary Farrago, President Elect of GFWC’s Mount Diablo District. “Each year individual Women’s Club’s are evaluated for their volunteer service work. The Lafayette Juniors won first place in their Club category from both the Mount Diablo District and the State of California because of their creative, unique fundraising, and for their ability to attract and retain Juniors club members that care deeply about people in need and are called to act on their behalf.”
The Lafayette Juniors continue this long tradition of offering service to others in need and in this spirit recently held their 22ndAnnual Rummage Sale at Lafayette’s Our Saviors Lutheran Church to benefit Youth Homes, Diablo Ballet, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, and Lamorinda Spirit Van.
“This year our Rummage sale raised a record amount,” says Christy Mack, President of the Lafayette Juniors. “The sale’s success was made possible because of the dedication of our members as well as the generosity of community members and local businesses who continually support our events.”
The Juniors next fundraising event will be their 17thAnnual Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets for this self-guided tour will go on sale in early March. To find out more about the Lafayette Juniors and their upcoming Kitchen Tour, please visitwww.lafayettejuniors.org.
Founded in 1953 by Lafayette resident Betsey Young, the Lafayette Juniors is a non-profit organization made up of local women who come together to raise funds and offer service in support ofother non-profits that serve children, families and seniors as well as other people in need throughout Contra Costa and neighboring counties in the San Francisco area. Over the past 16 years, Lafayette Juniors have raised more than $600,000 for Bay Area non-profit groups.
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