Area – Sept 27, 2013 – 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 has served the community for over 100 years, brings together volunteers to tackle critical needs of women and children in our area.  Recent JLOSH projects include a day of service when over 100 volunteers worked with 13 community groups to complete community service projects, making over Isaish House, a young women’s shelter in East Orange, hosting an Information Fair for teenagers who are aging out of the foster care system, conducting book drives and Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Sara D’Andrea, President of JLOSH, explains: “The Junior League is a wonderful way to get involved in our community.  We have several projects planned where members can really make significant community impact.

“Besides hands-on volunteer opportunities, we also offer leadership and voluntarism training to our members. Involvement in JLOSH is also a wonderful way to develop friendships, and promises to be fun and fulfilling.

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

Wednesday, October 3, 9:30-11am at Village Coffee, 164 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood

Wednesday, October 16, 9:30-11am at Splurge Bakery, 105 Main Street, Millburn.

Thursday, October 22, 7:30-9pm at Above Restaurant, 1 South Orange Avenue, South Orange.

To RSVP please call 973.379.9655 or email

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 or find us on Facebook.