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Junior League of Long Island Hosts Fourth Annual First Step Program: LI Women Receive New Business Apparel as They Prepare to Re-Enter the Workforce and Gain Independence


Roslyn, NY, April 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Junior League of Long Island (JLLI), a nonprofit organization of women volunteers, hosted its Fourth Annual First Step Program on Sunday, April 3, and Monday, April 4, at its Roslyn Village headquarters. Over 40 Long Island women who are transitioning back into the workforce received complimentary business outfits for interviews and their first days in a new job.

First Step helps Long Island women in transitional homes, domestic violence shelters and Momma’s House, a nonprofit home for young Long Island mothers, re-enter the work force by taking the "first step" in providing free professional clothing. Participants are referred by local social service agencies, shelters, and food pantries to attend the event. Junior League members personally assisted attendees with selecting appropriate clothing for their career. Transportation, lunch, manicures and child care were provided to all participants for the day at no cost.

“These women have overcome so many obstacles in their lives and are now at a point where they can enter the workforce and gain financial independence for themselves and their families. The Junior League’s First Step event acknowledges their accomplishments and helps them prepare for a new career by providing business-appropriate clothes for their new jobs,” said Shelley Wojtkiewicz, President of The Junior League of Long Island. “First Step would not have been possible without the generosity of all those Long Islanders who donated clothing and accessories to help others in our community gain self-esteem and economic security.”

The Junior League of Long Island is always happy to accept new and gently-worn donations at their Thrift Shop located at 1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. Please visit www.jlli.org for Thrift Shop hours or deposit donations in the Thrift Shop’s 24-hour donation bin.

About the Junior League of Long Island:
The Junior League of Long Island is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Established in 1951, the Junior League of Long Island has over 300 members in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Headquartered in the Village of Roslyn, the Junior League of Long Island is affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and England. The Junior League of Long Island is designated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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The Junior League of Long Island
Erin Burke
631 681 8770
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