Junior Women Donate Over $90,000 to Local Groups

The Palisades Junior Women’s Club awarded more than $90,000 to 36 local organizations at a reception preceding its general meeting Tuesday night at the Woman’s Club. Recreation, public schools and community beautification groups topped the list of major award recipients this year. ‘The Junior Women’s Club is proud to be awarding a record amount of money to the greatest number of recipients ever,’ said president Nancy Smith. ‘Projects we’re especially enthusiastic to fund are two family-oriented summer series to be enjoyed at the Recreation Center, one featuring music, another showing movies under the stars.’ For the past 18 years, the club has donated the proceeds from its annual Holiday Home Tour and Boutique to deserving nonprofit organizations serving the Palisades community. ‘The continued success of the annual Home Tour is largely due to an incredibly supportive Palisades community,’ Smith said. ‘Everybody wins by participating in this event.’ The Palisades Field of Dreams received this year’s largest award, with a donation of $20,000 for the community-driven renovation and expansion of the playing fields at the Palisades Recreation Center. The Club also awarded $7,000 to the Recreation Center for implementation of a Summer Family Concert Series in the park. Continuing its commitment to public education, the Club earmarked a total of $20,000 to five Palisades schools’Palisades, Canyon and Marquez Elementary schools, Paul Revere Middle School and Palisades High. The Palisades Charter Schools Foundation, which represents the seven schools in the Palisades Charter Schools Complex, was given $1,000 to help support the upcoming charter renewal process. Significant amounts also awarded will help support Palisades Beautiful ($5,000 for the planting of new trees); Street Works Program by Chrysalis ($4,000 towards cleaning the streets and sidewalks in the Village, a Chamber of Commerce project); Meals on Wheels ($3,655); and Palisades P.R.I.D.E. ($3,000 to complete the historical Clearwater mural on the exterior of Sav-on). Other 2004 grant recipients included: ”Palisades Malibu/YMCA ”Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) ”Heal The Bay ”P.A.R.C.S. (Palisades for a Respectful, Clean and Safe Park) ”Palisades Garden Club ”Fire Station 69 ”Fire Station 23 ”Friends of Film ”Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club ”Palisades Graffiti Busters ”Palisades Village Green Committee ”Library Foundation of Los Angeles’Palisades Branch ”Oom PaPa Band ”Sisters of St. Louis League/Corpus Christi Church ”Theatre Palisades ”Pacific Palisades Disaster Preparedness ”Palisades Hunger Walk ”Sheriff’s Posse’Palisades Chamber of Commerce ”Santa Monica Baykeeper ”Palisades Symphony Orchestra ”The Nature of Wildworks ”Palisades Community Center’Palisades Skatepark Fund ”Chamber Music Palisades ”Pacific Palisades Art Association The Junior Women’s Club was established over 60 years ago as a way to bring dedicated young women together to enhance and preserve the unique qualities of the Palisades community.