March 24, 2016
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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded $34,000 to several Fort Bend County agencies. The FBJSL Community Assistance Fund (CAF) allows FBJSL to extend our financial support to local community organizations.
“For 15 years, FBJSL has given back to our community,” says FBJSL President, Dana Clement. “By actively seeking out philanthropic opportunities in Fort Bend County, we are able to maximize our effect on the community. 2016 is off to a great start, and we are proud to have awarded seven CAF grants to very deserving agencies.”
The following agencies recently received funds from FBJSL: ACHIEVE Fort Bend, Habitat for Humanity, Rosenberg-Richmond Helping Hands, Hope for Three, Rosenberg Railroad Museum, Parks Youth Ranch, and TW Davis YMCA. With their CAF grant, ACHIEVE Fort Bend plans on providing at risk 1st graders with books to improve their reading skills reducing the likelihood of high school dropout. Habitat for Humanity will use their CAF grant monies to help renovate and organize their ReStore space. In addition to providing a meal to area residents, Rosenberg-Richmond Helping Hands will be using their grant to add dairy to their meals. Hope for Three plans on using their CAF grant continue funding their Family Resource Program. As the Rosenberg Railroad Museum expands a classroom, money from the grant will help provide classroom equipment and supplies. Parks Youth Ranch will use their grant to continue providing onsite crisis management & counselling services. Lastly, TW Davis YMCA will use its CAF grant to teach swim lessons at area low income apartment complexes.
The Fort Bend Junior Service League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women and to improving the Fort Bend County community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.