On May 22, members of the Junior League of Louisville assisted 5th grade classes at Carter Traditional Elementary School in a “graduation” event, celebrating the students’ transition from elementary to middle school. Each 5th grade class will paint their handprints on a wooden bench to remain at the school. The benches will be a symbol of how each student has left a lasting impact on the school and encourage them to go out into the community and make a difference.
The Junior League of Louisville also donated over 300 school supplies as well as approximately 150 t-shirts and 75 school uniform polo shirts to the school through Agape North, a company that donates school apparel for each screen printed or embroidery item sold. The matching donation was made possible by the sale of Junior League of Louisville apparel during the 2015-2016 League years.
The event is one of the Junior League of Louisville’s many “Done in a Day” community service events. The Junior League of Louisville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This event aligns with the JLL mission of training future leaders and supporting the current community initiative of early childhood education and mentor-ship.