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Happy New Year everyone!

I'm so excited to kick off the new year with you. Please register and plan on attending our virtual January General Membership Meeting on January 12, 2021. We will be holding a placement fair to discuss roles and opportunities for next year! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

I'm really excited about how we can keep our momentum going from last year. We have an amazing group of resilient women, and I'm looking forward to working with all of you!

Yours in Volunteering,

Becky


Becky Monty
JLCV President
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2020 CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TAX RECEIPTS

Important Tax Information

Per AJLI, dues paid by members to JLCV are tax-deductible, since JLCV is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN:03-0317619), provided that a deduction is only allowed to the extent the dues paid are more than the value received in exchange. Dues paid by new, active, and sustaining members in 2020 were $135, less any scholarship received (if applicable). Contributions made to the Diaper Bank and the Annual Fund are also tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor when preparing your 2020 taxes. If you need a copy of your dues invoice or gift acknowledgement paperwork to substantiate payment, please contact Jenn Papillo at treasurer@jlcv.org.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

#GivingTuesday and Year End Thank You

December was an incredibly productive month for the Fundraising Committee, starting with #GivingTuesday, continuing with the receipt of several year end gifts, and notice from VSECU that, while we were not selected for We Care 2 funding, they were pleased to award us a local gift of just over $300. In all, $10,172.50 was raised in the month of December and will be put towards diaper distributions in 2021. Thank you to all members who made a contribution, made an ask, or shared information about the League with others -- it was a team effort!

The Committee is in the process of identifying additional funding opportunities, and hopes to continue the positive momentum established in 2020. Please send any leads or feedback to the Committee by contacting Jenn Papillo at treasurer@jlcv.org.

COMMUNITY NIGHT

We are having a Community Night at Panera!

Where: Panera, 62 Merchants Row, Williston, VT 05495
When: Thursday Jan 21, 2021 4-8PM 

Join us for a community night at Panera! A portion of the night's proceeds will go to JLCV. Please tell your friends! Please present this form (physically or electronically) to ensure your order is counted. Contact Katie Muttitt for details.

Register HERE

Thank you,
 
Jenn Papillo
Treasurer
DIAPER BANK UPDATE

What a day Giving Tuesday was!

Warm(ish) sunshine, instead of the earlier-predicted rain, made for easy (socially-distanced and masked) distribution of almost 30,000 diapers! Community agencies who picked up that day included our regulars: Hinesburg and Williston Food Shelves, Aunt Dot’s, and Feeding Chittenden, plus the Shelburne Food Shelf, the Janet Munt Family Room, Winooski Mutual Aid, the Family Center of Washington County, and Capstone Community Action. WCAX was on site for over two hours, and several local newspapers ran articles. We also raised enough funds to purchase another 50,000 diapers! We have now passed along over 458,000 diapers in 2020 alone. At the risk of leaving anyone out, thank you to all who participated to this great success. A special shout-out to Sarah Acheves and Jenn Papillo for shoring up the efforts, and to Sarah Lenes and helpers for the arduous task of moving “the Size 2s” from the Essex warehouse to our Bank – dodging that rain.

We have used up all the CARES grant money and have secured diapers for at least the first few months of 2021 while we pursue other funding sources. We continue to have conversations with relevant stakeholders to understand and brainstorm more about how to have a long-term sustainable impact on solving diaper need across Vermont, and hope to have some advocacy opportunities coming up.

Please do sign up on the new schedule of repackaging sessions. In addition to January 5, we have a session set for February 2. SEE the website - and as always, compliance with Covid19 guidelines is required. Currently, four members can participate in each session – and it is amazing what can be accomplished in two hours!  We do have a number of distributions planned in the coming months.

Thanks everyone,

Cathy Foutz
Diaper Bank Committee 
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ZOOM SOCIAL & HOLIDAY PARTY

We have two virtual socials this January! 

Registration is open on the website for the Zoom links:

  • Tuesday, January 5th from 6-7PM - Jackbox Trivia Party Pack
    • Limit of 8 people to register, and all you need is a cellphone or smart device!
  • Sunday, January 24th from 3-4PM - Virtual Book Club
    • The book for this is Jodi Picoult’s newest book: The Book of Two Ways
Thank you,

Katie Bazzano
Social Chair
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EVENT AND DIAD REGISTRATION REMINDER

A friendly reminder that when signing up for JLCV events and DIADs, registration via jl.org is required. Not only does it allow the league to properly track your membership requirements, but more importantly, it allows DIAD leads to know who has signed up for an event. Notifying the DIAD lead directly or posting on the JLCV private Facebook page are not acceptable registration methods. If any member needs assistance with registration via the member portal, please get in touch and I will be happy to assist you.

JUNIOR LEAGUE MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE

I'm pleased to announce that the Junior League mobile app is now available for download! Available in the Apple and Google app stores, the JL app allows you to access and manage your JL experience from your mobile device, allowing you to stay informed and engaged while on the go.

To learn more about the app, watch the video tour here: JL Mobile App

Next Steps

  1. Please download and confirm you can log in (use your email or cell number).

Important

  1. To log into the mobile app, a member must have a username and password for the Member Portal (jl.org). If you have not yet created your Member Portal username and password, you will not be able to log into the mobile app. To receive a new setup invitation email, please contact me.
  2. If you update your PROFILE and change your email address or cell phone number, it will be updated overnight to the App server before that new information can be used to log into the mobile app. For example, if you change your email address, you will not be able to use your email address to log into the mobile app until the following day.
NEED TO PROMOTE SOMETHING?
Send it our way!

Email Sarah Aceves
Communications VP

Email Tanya Tran
PR/Social Media Chair

Email Lyndsay Ogden
Newsletter Chair
Thank you,

Sarah Aceves
Communications VP
Email Sarah
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