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JLA accepts grant for Kids in the Kitchen project

8/21/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Akron
AKRON — The Junior League of Akron (JLA) announced during its annual meeting in May it has received a $3,000 grant from Cargill Salt. The grant will be applied toward JLA’s Kids in the Kitchen project, a multi-year initiative involving quarterly events in partnership with local community organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Western Reserve. The program is designed to creatively educate children about fitness and nutrition in a fun and hands-on fashion, according to JLA officials.

Shown above, from left, at the May meeting are: Joe Payne, of Cargill; Kimberly Young, JLA vice president of community outreach; Steve Marsh, of Cargill; Samantha Acosta, of Cargill; and Cindy Retterer, JLA president.

“The Junior League of Akron is so grateful to Cargill for its generous donation,” said Retterer. “It will allow us to do more with our Kids in the Kitchen program and have an even greater impact on the children we serve.

The JLA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that provides opportunities for women to gain leadership skills and volunteer expertise while working on vital community projects, according to JLA officials. During its 88-year history, the organization’s members have contributed thousands of volunteer hours to organizations throughout Greater Akron. For more information, call 330-836-4905 or visit www.juniorleagueakron.org.

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