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Making a Difference: Our Regional Impact

Promoting Education

  • Providing 45,000+ books to at risk children
  • Spreading the love of reading to 2,000+ young children
  • Encouraging and educating hundreds of families in the importance of early literacy through Family Literacy events
  • Promoting new ideas in education with grants to 17 local teachers
  • Funding, building and stocking a Library Nook at an elementary school

Encouraging Health

  • Educating 1,200+ area children on the importance of healthy diet and exercise
  • Providing breakfast to 350 students to help prepare them for their school day
  • Collaborating with local food pantries

Improving Family Stability

  • Assisting community partners to ensure families have access to emergency shelters, transitional housing and affordable long term housing

Promoting Voluntarism

  • Rewarding high school student volunteers with 33 college scholarships
  • Providing ongoing volunteer opportunities and meaningful training to our members

See JLKD in Action