Junior Service League Red Carpet Gala to benefit Child and Family Services

The Junior Service League of Concord (JSL), a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to help women and children in crisis in the greater Concord community, has chosen Child and Family Services as its primary partner in fundraising and giving efforts for 2014 – 2015.

Each year, the JSL raises and donates thousands of dollars for local organizations and schools that share its mission. While many organizations benefit from the funds raised, the primary partner receives a larger percentage of funds, and the partnership allows for more targeted outreach, fundraising and programming.

“We have always supported CFS programs, but this year’s partnership will allow us to have a greater impact on the Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIP) program, a CFS program that partners with the Department of Corrections to foster healthy relationships between parents and children,” says Kristen Evans, JSL president.

The CIP program is a summer camp program specially designed for children of incarcerated parents. The children are enrolled in Camp Spaulding for a two-week summer camp adventure that includes a field trip to the prison to enjoy quality time and work on an art project with their incarcerated parent.   The children also have the chance to be with other children in a similar situation, build social support systems and bolster self-esteem.

The fall fundraising event is the annual JSL Red Carpet Gala, scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m., at the Grappone Center in Concord. Tickets are $79 and include dinner and dancing to Club Soda band, hourly wine raffles, live auction, and a $1000 grand prize cash give-away. To participate and/or support the event, visit