10 Sep JLRI 3rd Annual Karla Harry Memorial Storyteller Event
10 September 2011
Kingstown – September 10, 2011 – The Junior League of Rhode Island sponsored internationally acclaimed storyteller, Mr. Len Cabral, on Saturday at Crossroads RI’s Family Supportive Housing. Fifty children and their mothers enjoyed listening to this dynamic speaker as he shared stories and encouraged reading. The children enjoyed making crafts and eating “children’s book inspired” snacks. Each child received a new book. Mr. Cabral has been telling stories since 1976. Jan Hall-Stinson, Director of Housing at Crossroads RI, said “The kids were enthralled with Len Cabral’s storytelling and loved all the activities during this wonderful event. We feel fortunate to have a continuing partnership with the Junior League of Rhode Island. Their activities here are always both educational and FUN!”
This event was the first of nine community events to celebrate the Junior League of Rhode Island’s 90th anniversary. The annual storyteller event is in honor of Karla Harry, a former Junior League member and librarian at the Gordon School who was passionate about literacy.
About Crossroads Rhode Island
Crossroads was founded in 1894 as Traveler’s Aid, and is now the leading homeless service organization in our state.
About the Junior League of Rhode Island
The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. (JLRI) 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, more than 16,000 women from Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have ias members. More than 2.2 million hours of community service have been contributed valued at more than $40 million, and The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. has contributed more that $1.5 million to more than 250 community partners statewide.