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04/29/08 - Tyler

Junior League Of Tyler Awards Grants, Volunteers

The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. has signed contracts with 26 local, non-profit agencies making financial grants of $350,268 and providing them about 20,000 volunteer hours for the year 2008-2009.  In addition, the League has placed another $25,000 in its Community Assistance Fund providing emergency assistance to various agencies throughout the year bringing the League's total community funding for 2008-2009 to $375,268.  "Junior League of Tyler is an organization that sees our mission come full circle.  We spend hours raising money to benefit women, children and families in Smith County.  Then, we take those dollars and pair them with dedicated volunteers who partner with non-profits to make a difference in the lives of the needy," said Leann Strnadel, President of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc.  "We see our funding in action by promoting voluntarism and improving our community."  For the year beginning June 1, 2008, the following agencies will receive funds and volunteers from the Junior League:

Agency                                                                                   Funding

Alzheimer's Alliance of Northeast Texas                                 $8,000

Association for Retarded Citizens                                          $12,500

Bethesda Health Clinic                                                           $15,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas                                            $14,000

Carter BloodCare's Stewart Center                                        $7,500

Children's Advocacy Center                                                    $10,000

Christian Women's Job Corps                                                  $15,000

Community Assistance Fund (various local agencies)             $25,000

Discovery Science Place                                                          $33,333

East Texas Food Bank                                                            $15,000

East Texas Medical Center Tyler/ETMC Foundation                 $3,200

Habitat for Humanity                                                               $47,500

Heart of Tyler/Main Street Project                                           $5,000

Junior Achievement                                                                 $7,572

Junior League of Tyler, Summer Reading Camp                       $17,973

Junior League of Tyler, Girls Summit                                        $30,000

Literacy Council of Tyler                                                           $15,000

Make-A-Wish Foundation                                                         $8,000

Meals on Wheels                                                                      $10,000

Parents Anonymous of Tyler, Inc.                                             $15,000

PATH                                                                                         $10,000

St. Paul Children's Foundation, Inc.                                          $15,000

Texas Chest Foundation                                                          $5,000

Therapet Foundation                                                               $4,700

T.I.S.D. Teacher Grants Program                                              $10,000

Tyler Civic Theatre (S.T.A.R. 2008)                                            $7,240            

Whitehouse Community Library                                                $1,250

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas, Inc.                                $7,500

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