Twenty-five non-profit agencies in Smith County received a special gift this morning. The Junior League of Tyler donated more than $300,000.00 to the community. Agencies, like the Boys and Girls Club, East Texas Food Bank and Bethesda Health Clinic received the generous donations. The Junior League is not just donating money, but also volunteers.
"We know that the Junior Leaque has a wonderful force of trained volunteers and they're important because of the special population of working with child victims of sexual abuse and severe disabilities," said Carol Langston, Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County. "We knew that we needed very special people, very trained volunteers to be there."
The Junior League currently has 300 active members and since it formed in 1950, it's given more than $3.5 million to the community.