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The Junior League of Bronxville Prepares Incoming Yonkers College Students With Dorm Room Essentials

For the 12th year, the Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) partnered with Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) to celebrate the accomplishments of Yonkers high school students and provide essential supplies as they embark on their college journeys. On June 20th, the JLB hosted a dorm drive for incoming YPIE college freshmen at Target in Yonkers.

The JLB generously gave each student a gift card to Target to complete their college dorm shopping. Students filled their shopping carts with bedding, storage containers, shower caddies, and other college dorm essentials, accompanied by a JLB volunteer during their shopping.

“I loved shopping with the Junior League of Bronxville members, they were extremely helpful… Receiving a Target gift card to purchase items I’ll need for college was a blessing. Also, being alongside other freshmen offered a sense of comfort for me” shared Yanecia, an incoming college student at Muhlenberg College. 

The Junior League of Bronxville, Inc. is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. The dorm drive is one of many programs the JLB has created to meet the most pressing needs in our community.

YPIE partners with students to ensure that thousands of low-income students are prepared for college success. This year’s selected recipients, many the first in their families to attend college, will attend New York University, Muhlenberg College, UAlbany, Lehigh University, and Sarah Lawerence College, among others.

“I knew my family would have done anything to ensure I had everything ready for my first year in college, but I was still worrying about the pressure it would put on them” stated Yanecia. “The dorm drive took off a significant amount of that pressure, and for that, I’m grateful.” 

Thanks to the Junior League of Bronxville, these students feel more confident and excited to start their college experience.

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