Valarie Wilson, Chair Marc J.Wisniewski,Vice Chair
Phyllis A. Edwards, Ed.D. Superintendent
John Ahmann, Board Member Julie P. Rhame, Board Member Jason Uchitel, Board Member
For Immediate Release Date: Contact: January 4, 2007 Maria D. Lewis Community and Public Relations City Schools of Decatur 404-370-4400 ext. 27 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior League of DeKalb Collects Books for College Heights
Decatur, GA (2007) – Recently, the Junior League of DeKalb County held a book drive in support of the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center’s efforts to promote early childhood literacy. The Junior League of DeKalb had previously selected the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center as one of their partners in education. The organization was able to collect over 200 new and gently used books to donate to the Center. The Junior League of DeKalb County is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Each fall and spring, a new group of women join the Junior League of DeKalb; these new members are referred to as the Provisional Class. This fall the Provisional Class of the Junior League chose to assist the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center with a special project as part of their provisional service requirement. Members of the class served as volunteers for the Center’s first Family Fun Night and Book Fair. Over 150 parents and children attended the event in support of family literacy. For more information on the Junior League of DeKalb County, please contact Helen or Mindy Pillow at MPillow@KilpatrickSTockton.com 404-815-6006. Pictured (l to r): Director of College Heights, Helen Oliver-Starks and Mindy Pillow of the Junior League of DeKalb.
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