Albany, Ga. –On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7 p.m., the Junior League of Albany, Georgia, Inc. (JLA) will present the children of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) with nearly 40 backpacks full of school supplies at the first 2012-2013 JLA General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held at Doublegate Country Club.
Each year, JLA selects a local organization as a signature project and dedicates a majority of their volunteer hours and fundraising efforts to that organization. Each signature project reflects JLA’s mission of serving women and children. The Lily Pad is JLA’s 2012-2013 signature project, and The Lily Pad is an umbrella organization that includes the CASA program. CASA provides neglected and abused children that are involved in juvenile court proceedings with a safe permanent home.
The Junior League of Albany, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). AJLI is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Junior Leagues reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest and commitment to volunteerism. In addition to their signature projects, The Junior League of Albany, Georgia, Inc. also provides volunteers and donates needed items to various organizations throughout the community.
The Lily Pad, Inc. provides care to sexual assault and child abuse victims and their families. Lily Pad is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that serves as the umbrella organization to four programs, including Firefly House Children’s Advocacy Center, the Boren Center for Sexual Assault, Dougherty CASA and Child Visitation. Lily Pad serves 32 counties spread across six judicial circuits and 52 law enforcement agencies. The Lily Pad, Inc. is located at 320 West 2nd Ave in Albany, Georgia.