Junior League of Tyler grants $224,000 to Smith County agencies

Thursday, April 20, 2017

4 p.m. at the League Office

The Junior League of Tyler, Inc., will award more than $200,000 in grants to 16 local non-profit agencies or programs on Thursday at the League’s annual contract signing event.

The Junior League of Tyler grants both funds and volunteers to other non-profit organizations in Smith County through an extensive application process. In order to raise money for these endeavors, the League hosts events such as Mistletoe & Magic and Touch a Truck. The League has also produced three cookbooks and most recently, a children’s book, the proceeds of which all go back into the community. When funds are granted to an organization through Junior League, League members also commit to volunteer with the organization throughout the year.

“I am so excited to be signing contracts with our Community Partners for the 2017-2018 year!” said Angela Leichliter, JLT Community Vice President. “We had a fabulous committee who worked very hard to pick awesome placements to offer our membership. We look forward to blessing the community through our community agencies during the upcoming year!”

Agencies or projects receiving funds for the 2017-2018 year are as follows: Alzheimer’s Alliance, Bethesda Health Clinic, Champions for Children, Children’s Advocacy Center, East Texas Food Bank, JLT Girl Power, Habitat for Humanity, JLT Summer Reading Camp, Literacy Council of Tyler, Meals on Wheels, The Mentoring Alliance, Refuge of Light, St. Paul Children’s Foundation, Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Tyler Area Business Education Council, and Tyler ISD Foundation.