KITK_2013

JLKD to partner with SPARK Aurora for free family nutrition event

AURORA, IL (March 16, 2014) —The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is forming a partnership with SPARK Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration to host the annual Junior League Kids in the Kitchen event. This event will take place at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora on April 12, 2014 during SPARK’s Week of the Young Child™.

JLKD’s Kids in the Kitchen is a free event that will provide local families the tools they need to prepare healthy meals and snacks that are both tasty and affordable. This event will feature hands-on children’s activities and resources for parents, including interactive games focused on hydration, hygiene, healthy food choices and exercise plus taste testing stations for healthy breakfast, lunch and snack foods. Families will receive goodie bags and recipes.

“SPARK’s Week of the Young Child is an ideal setting for our annual Kids in the Kitchen event,” says Kristin Celing, president of JLKD. “Together, we will be able to offer the greater Aurora community—which we know is largely underserved—access to fun and educational children’s activities plus practical tips that encourage a healthy lifestyle.”

The 2014 JLKD Kids in the Kitchen co-chairs are Cori Cozort of Naperville and Erin Tobias of Aurora.

Kids in the Kitchen is a national program supported by the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. The initiative is grounded in the belief that children and families who are empowered with the knowledge of how to feed and exercise their bodies will be less likely to become obese and subsequently suffer many associated health risks.

The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall Counties. Our mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our vision is to train volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and providing positive programming. For more information, visit jlkd.org, facebook.com/JLKDServes or twitter.com/JLKDServes.

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JLKD Welcomes New Members

AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 3, 2013) — The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 New Member class.

New members will join JLKD in their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of local at-risk youth in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and implementing positive programming.

The New Member Class is composed of 14 accomplished women, dedicated to voluntarism:  Tonya Cook of Batavia, Corinne Cozort of Naperville, Amy Dolgin of Naperville, Juliann Dziubinski of Winfield, Kim Graves of St. Charles, Sable E. Handke of Naperville, Carrie Koziol of St. Charles, Melissa Krzyzanowski of Naperville, Hannah Milliken of Naperville, Elizabeth A. Nelson of Naperville, Linda Passaglia of Glen Ellyn, Bridgette Robles of Crest Hill, Abigail Solazzo of Carol Stream and Erin Tobias of Aurora.

In addition to supporting JLKD in school-readiness, the new member class will plan and implement the 2014 Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen program. JLKD’s annual Kids in the Kitchen event addresses the growing issue of childhood obesity and poor nutrition. The new member class leads this initiative by empowering kids to make the right choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle through fun and educational activities.

All women living in Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Counties are invited to apply for JLKD membership. Applications for the Spring 2014 class will be available at jlkd.org and are accepted through December 28, 2013.

The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Counties. Our mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our vision is to train volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and providing positive programming. For more information, visit jlkd.org, facebook.com/JLKDServes or twitter.com/JLKDServes.

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Readers on the Run welcomes Staley Da Bear

AURORA, IL (September 4, 2013) — Join Chicago Bears’ Staley Da Bear and the Chick-Fil-A Cow in supporting local at-risk youth and families at the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc.’s (JLKD) third annual Readers on the Run 5K and Kids Fun Run, September 28, 2013 at Mooseheart Child City and School in Batavia, IL.

New this year, Staley Da Bear, official mascot to the Chicago Bears, will kick off the Kids Fun Run. Catch Staley working the turntables, handing out Tackle Reading activity books and other giveaways plus taking photos with runners and their families. At the Kids finish line, the Chick-Fil-A Cow will be handing out prizes and available for pictures.

The 5K is a USATF certified course. Baby joggers and walkers are allowed. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run kicks off at 9:15 a.m. and is approximately a half-mile.

“We are grateful to our community partner Mooseheart Child City and School for providing a beautiful course that is both challenging and fun.  We encourage families to join us to promote, celebrate and raise critical funds for local early childhood literacy and school readiness programs,” says JLKD President Kristin Celing.

Runners are encouraged to bring a book for our book drive. All donated books will be given back to community partners in the western suburbs, supporting literacy programs.

Registration is open now through September 21 at jlkd.org. Race fees are $30 for adults, $25 for ages 11-15, $10 for ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and under. Day of registration will be available from 6:45-7:30 a.m. for an additional $5 fee. All proceeds from the event support JLKD’s literacy and school readiness programs, which benefit local at-risk children. For sponsorship opportunities please contact run@jlkd.org.

The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall Counties. Our mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our vision is to train volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and providing positive programming. For more information, visit jlkd.org, facebook.com/JLKDServes or twitter.com/JLKDServes.

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Join a legacy of giving back, join the Junior League

AURORA, IL (July 28, 2013) — Do you want to improve the lives of children in your community? Are you passionate about volunteering? Join the Junior League and become part of the legacy of women making a difference.

Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall Counties. Our vision is to train volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and providing positive programming.

Who are JLKD members? We are volunteers, accountants, business owners, attorneys, bankers, homemakers, teachers, stockbrokers, sales executives, real estate agents, recruiters, web designers, consultants, interior designers, nurses, and more. We are young, not-so young, married, single, moms and married-without-kids. While we come from many different walks of life and live throughout the West Chicagoland area, we share a common commitment: to improve the quality of life for children in our community.

JLKD accepts and trains new members twice a year: once in the fall, beginning in September and once in the spring, beginning in January. We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2013 Provisional Class. Applications are due by August 17.

Interested in joining? Attend an upcoming Summer Social to meet JLKD members and learn more about the organization. We’ll enjoy light food and drinks then complete a short service project, giving you a taste of the JLKD experience. Our upcoming socials are held in members homes: August 1 in Glen Ellyn, August 3 in Geneva and August 11 in Naperville. RSVP to join@jlkd.org.

For more information, visit jlkd.org, facebook.com/JLKDServes or twitter.com/JLKDServes.

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Readers on the Run
Readers on the Run 5K Supports Local At-Risk Children

AURORA, IL (July 18, 2013) —The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is hosting its third annual Readers on the Run 5K and Kids Fun Run fundraiser on September 28, 2013 at Mooseheart Child City and School in Batavia, IL. All proceeds from the event support JLKD’s literacy and school readiness programs, which benefit local at-risk children.

The 5K is a USATF certified course. Baby joggers and walkers are allowed. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run kicks off at 9:15 a.m. and is approximately a half-mile.

“We are grateful to our community partner Mooseheart Child City and School for providing a beautiful course that is both challenging and fun.  We encourage families to join us to promote, celebrate and raise critical funds for local early childhood literacy and school readiness programs,” says JLKD President Kristin Celing.

Runners are encouraged to bring a book for our book drive. All donated books will be given back to community partners in the western suburbs, supporting literacy programs.

Registration is open now through September 21 at jlkd.org. Race fees are $30 for adults, $25 for ages 11-15, $10 for ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and under. Day of registration will be available from 6:45-7:30 a.m. for an additional $5 fee. For sponsorship opportunities please contact run@jlkd.org.

The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall Counties. Our mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our vision is to train volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and providing positive programming. For more information, visit jlkd.org, facebook.com/JLKDServes or twitter.com/JLKDServes.

Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc.
Summer Calendar of Events

Media Contact:
Casey Cordova, PR/Marketing Chair: marketing@jlkd.org
Sarah Clark, VP Communications: communications@jlkd.org

 

JLKD @ Kane County Cougars Game
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 – 1:00 PM
Kane County Cougars – 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, IL
Make a difference in your community and meet local, like-minded women. Check out the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. at the Annual JLKD Day @ Kane County Cougars game! Tickets are only $5/seat and the whole family is invited! Visit jlkd.org for details and to RSVP.

Summer Recruitment Social
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 – Evening (time TBD)
Flight 112 – 112 W. Park Ave, Elmhurst, IL
Make a difference in your community and meet local, like-minded women. Check out the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. at a summer social, held at Flight 112 in Elmhurst, IL. Learn more about JLKD and meet some of our members. Contact join@JLKD.org to RSVP.

Summer Recruitment Social
Thursday, August 1st, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Make a difference in your community and meet local, like-minded women. Check out the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. at a summer social, held in a member’s home in Glen Ellyn, IL. Learn more about JLKD and meet some of our members. Contact join@JLKD.org for details and to RSVP.

Summer Recruitment Social
Saturday, August 3rd  2013 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Make a difference in your community and meet local, like-minded women. Check out the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. at a summer social, held in a member’s home in Geneva, IL. Learn more about JLKD and meet some of our members. Contact join@JLKD.org for details and to RSVP.

Summer Recruitment Social
Sunday, August 11th, 2013 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Make a difference in your community and meet local, like-minded women. Check out the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. at a summer social, held in a member’s home in Naperville, IL. Learn more about JLKD and meet some of our members. Contact join@JLKD.org for details and to RSVP.

Readers On The Run 5K & Kids Run
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Mooseheart City & School – 255 James J Davis Dr, Mooseheart, IL
Join the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. at our Third Annual Readers on the Run 5k and Kids Run. We will raise money for programs benefiting local at-risk youth. Details and registration at jlkd.org.