Women interested in making a difference in their communities, meeting new friends and having fun are invited to attend an informational coffee with the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH).

The organization, which is celebrating 100 years of community impact this 2012-2013 year, brings together volunteers to tackle critical needs of women and children in our area.  Recent JLOSH projects include creating a new Book Pantry at the Cleveland Street Elementary School in Orange, hosting an Information Fair for teenagers who are aging out of the foster care system, assisting with soup kitchens and community food banks, and collecting and distributing essentials such as school supplies, pajamas, holiday gifts, baby care products and Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Kate Lee, President of JLOSH, explains: “The Junior League is a wonderful way to get involved in our community, and this, our Centennial year, will be especially exciting.  We have some amazing projects planned which will allow members to really make a difference.

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“In addition to hands-on volunteer opportunities, we offer training in effective voluntarism and leadership. Best of all, our activities are always a lot of fun, and it is a great way to make lifelong friendships.”

The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills is hosting three morning coffees and an evening coffee for prospective new members throughout October.  Children are welcome and the events are free.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30-11am at Village Coffee, 164 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
  • Wednesday, October 24, 9:30-11am at Splurge Bakery, 105 Main Street, Millburn.
  • Thursday, October 25, 7:30-9pm at Above Restaurant, 1 South Orange Avenue, South Orange.
  • Tuesday, October 30, 9:30-11am at Rockn’ Joe, 63 Main Street, Millburn.

To RSVP please call 973.379.9655 or email jlosh1913@gmail.com.

About the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, Inc.

Founded in 1913, the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, Inc. (JLOSH) is an organization of women committed to voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  We reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

JLOSH serves East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Orange, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield and West Orange.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

To learn more, visit our website at www.jlosh.org or find us on Facebook.