Junior League of Tallahassee Helps Local Children Prepare for School

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – August 5, 2012

The Junior League of Tallahassee today provided more than 150 local students with the clothes and supplies needed for a successful school year at the 16th annual Kids’ Boutique Shopping Event at Kohl’s on Apalachee Parkway. Kids’ Boutique is one of the JLT’s signature community projects. JLT volunteers work directly with guidance counselors at Leon County elementary schools to identify children in need of essential school clothes and shoes. And with the help of generous corporate partners like Kohl's Department Store, JLT volunteers take the children and their families shopping and provide them with clothing, shoes and a backpack filled with new school supplies.

“Kids’ Boutique is one of our membership’s favorite events as we share the children’s excitement in getting ready for the school year,” said JLT President Jill Pope. “As volunteers, we love this opportunity to give back to our community and help provide these deserving children the confidence and tools needed to succeed in school. We thank our community and corporate partners for helping us make this event so special for these children and their families.”

In addition, students and their families had the opportunity to walk through the JLT Health Fair, where they received a free eye exam, met McGruff the Crime Dog, and collected information from Healthy Kids, Florida KidCare, Whole Child Leon and other health and human service agencies.

A special thank you to the following corporate partners who helped to make this event a success: AMWAT Moving and Warehousing; Costco; Cricket’s Tree Service; Earth Fare; Eubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks; Full Press Apparel; Holy Comforter Episcopal School; Jason’s Deli; North Florida Women’s Care; Office Depot Tallahassee; Rowland Publishing; Southeastern Plastic Surgery; Tadlock Roofing; The Shoe Box; and Walgreens Tallahassee.

**Photos available by request.**

About the Junior League of Tallahassee
The Junior League of Tallahassee is a nonprofit organization of more than 600 women committed to improving the lives of children and families through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Learn more at www.jltallahassee.org.

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