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Junior League of Hartford to Hold ‘Volunteer Marathon’

The Junior League of Hartford prepares for its second 26.2-hour 'Volunteerathon' in 2017. (we-ha.com file photo)

The JLH ‘Volunteer-a-thon’ will take place this weekend at sites in West Hartford, Hartford, and throughout the rest of the area.

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For 26.2 hours straight this November, the Junior League of Hartford will be “running” the third annual JLH Volunteer-a-thon. League members will volunteer in partnership with nonprofits across Greater Hartford. The JLH Volunteer-a-thon kicks off Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. and ends Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11:42 a.m.

The growing list of community partners who will be collaborating with JLH  for this event include: Junior Achievement, Chrysalis Center, Girls On The Run, Journey Home, Children’s Museum, Gifts of Love, YWCA, and Project Linus.

Using the League’s “woman power” to make an impact in the community, the nearly 100 women are also raising funds for the League’s programs and projects focused on empowering women and girls to overcome obstacles. Much like a typical marathon running race that benefits a nonprofit, the general public can donate to support the JLH Volunteer-a-thon by contributing online at www.fundrazr.com/JLHVolunteerathon.

The Volunteer-a-thon will host a “Kick Off” party on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at Hanging Hills Brewery, 150 Ledyard St., Hartford, CT, where sponsors, supporters, community partners, and the general community are invited to join League members to generate excitement and enthusiasm for their impending 26.2 hours of volunteer effort. For good measure, there will even be a beer pong tournament as part of the celebration. Tickets can be purchased at: www.fundrazr.com/JLHVolunteerathon.

The League is grateful for support from our corporate sponsors: The Latimer Group, Keating Insurance, Johndrow Wealth, Halloran & Halloran, and Park Oak Associates.

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About the Junior League of Hartford, Inc.

The Junior League of Hartford, Inc. 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Since 1921, The Junior League of Hartford has been committed to making a difference in the greater Hartford community by assessing and identifying community needs, and then developing either direct programs or collaborations with other organizations and agencies to help meet those needs. The current community impact focus of JLH is Empowering Women and Girls to Overcome Obstacles. For more information on the Junior League of Hartford, its projects, and membership visit www.jlhartford.org or call 860-233-4300.

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