Junior League of Boca Raton Donates Books to Kindergarten Classrooms in Need (Delray, Boca)

Ami Zak, JLBR; Valentina Moretti, JLBR; Leaha Weidenhamer, TOSA Middle School Plumosa Photo 2: Ami Zak, JLBR; Emily Mox, Kindergarten Teacher; Valentina Moretti, JLBR; Leaha Weidenhamer, TOSA Middle School

The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) Learning Libraries committee donated 350 books to two teachers at Whispering Pines Elementary in Boca Raton and Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray Beach. Teachers were invited to apply for a classroom library refresh.

Emily Mox, of Plumosa School and Lyndsey Salvesen of Whispering Pines, both Kindergarten teachers, were chosen by the committee from the applicants. Co-chairs Ami Zak and Valentina Moretti delivered the books.

“We’re so pleased to be able to provide these two classrooms with new books for the start of the school year and look forward to providing more books to additional classrooms throughout the year,” Jamie Sauer, President of the Junior League of Boca Raton said.

JLBR’s Learning Libraries committee aims to create a culture of reading that helps improve children’s literacy development. The committee’s objective is to inspire children to become avid readers by providing books to Title 1 schools in the community through local book drives, utilizing the Junior League of Boca Raton’s voluntarism network, and working with key community partners.

Ami Zak, Valentina Moretti, and Mrs. Lyndsey Salvesen M.Ed. Kindergarten Teacher, Whispering Pines Elementary School

About the Junior League of Boca Raton

The Junior League’s focus areas are Child Welfare and Community Support.

Throughout the year, JLBR members will contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours and donate more than $250,000 to support our mission of training volunteers, developing the potential of women and improving the South Florida community. To learn more about the JLBR, please contact the JLBR office at 561-620-2553 or visit www.JLBR.org. Connect with us on facebook.com/JuniorLeagueBocaRaton, or twitter.com/JLBocaRaton