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Junior League of Montgomery awards community grants to non-profits

Nine Montgomery-area non-profits that fall under the Junior League of Montgomery's mission of "strengthening families," just saw their bottom line get some added strength.

Over $91,000 thousand dollars is being distributed to community organizations thanks in part to the group of nearly 800 members who donate about twenty thousand hours of volunteer services every year.

In addition to these much need funds, each group will receive the assistance of Junior League volunteers throughout the year.

Events like taste of the River Region, Holiday Market and the Rummage Sale are the backbone of these grants.

The nine non-profits are:

Common Ground Montgomery, $7,500

Eat South, $9,300

Hope-Inspired Ministries, $14,560

Impact Alabama, $5,000

Dream Court, $10,000

Medical Aids Outreach, $15,000

Habitat for Humanity, $10,000

ClefWorks, $10,000

Boys and Girls Club, $10,460

Clef Works officials say with these funds they'll be able to put on concerts for culturally undeserved schools and expose children to classical music.

"They use these dollars very responsibly, they can turn one dollar into six they use the resources so carefully, and they will use them in the direct service of their clients and I know it's going to build houses, it's going to provide music training, it's going to provide tax relief, it's going to build community gardens, it's going to ripple through our community in really countless ways,” said Community Research Chair for the Junior League of Montgomery.

Over 50 grant applications were reviewed throughout the fall.

The $91,820.00 dollars in grants and volunteer services kick off the Junior League's 90th Anniversary year - A celebration that's a true benefit to the River Region.

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