Junior League celebrates first anniversary of Healthy Families Dinner series

The Board of Directors of the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, along with its members, announce the first anniversary of its signature project, the Healthy Families Dinner Series. The project is a partnership between The Center for Family Justice, the Connecticut Coast YMCA, Bridgeport and the United Congregational Church of Bridgeport/Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives.

The Healthy Families dinner series builds on each organization’s specialties to strengthen and better families by educating its participants on the importance of healthy relationships, nutrition, literacy and physical exercise with a focus on encouraging each child to focus on and succeed in school. The project focuses on families involved with each of the three partner agencies with at least one child age 3-7.

The JLEFC hosts bi-monthly dinners, where Junior League members and the programs families prepare a meal, eat together, and participate in an educational activity. The project is funded with monies raised by the JLEFC’s fundraising initiatives including the Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk, and the JLEFC Spring Gala.

“We are thrilled to announce the first anniversary of this exciting initiative. We have multiple families that look forward to returning to each event and we have loved getting to know them. Although this program is still in its infancy, we are delighted to see the positive impacts it has already had on these families and we look forward to seeing this program grow” said President Samantha Collin.  

For more information contact Samantha Collin, 203-921-9223, samanthacollin@yahoo.com.

The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County supports the following communities: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Redding, Shelton, Southport, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, and Westport. It 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. League membership dues, foundation and corporate grants and other revenue producing efforts support all JLEFC programs. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.    jlefc.org/


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