Message from Our President:

I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead The Junior Charity League of Concord for the 2021-2022 season! For over 90 years, the JCL has provided resources to Concord, Kannapolis, and the surrounding communities.  It is extremely important to me to make sure our services continue, to promote volunteerism, to help develop the potential of women, and improve the lives of kids & families in our community.

 

Since I can remember, I have been involved in community activities and volunteering. As a kid I enjoyed being around other people, participating in various activities with my family and my church. My family volunteered at a Washington, DC food pantry each holiday…my parents would talk and sit amongst the folks, we would sing holiday carols, my Grandparents would act as host/hostess, and my brothers and I would work the food line. I learned very young that everyone was the same just sometimes with different life circumstances and struggles. My parents instilled the trait in me to help others whenever, wherever, and always.

 

I originally joined the league to support my good friend who was President at the time. I also joined as I realized that I knew very little about my community and at the time, was doing nothing to help support the growth of my town and impact positive change. After volunteering in the Clothing Room and seeing the kids’ happy faces with their new clothes, I knew I had found an organization where I could help.  I had no idea how the league would actually help ME!

 

When COVID-19 disrupted our world in the months leading up to the past league year, JCL was forced to completely rethink how to serve our community. Our organization has had to change the way we serve our students.  I am happy to say we are thriving with the help of our partners at the Cabarrus County Schools and the Kannapolis City Schools and we are on track to serve over 800 students. Each child will receive brand new clothes including a winter coat. We could not do this without the generosity of our donors and local grants that help to make it possible. Thank You!

 

We are in the midst of our biggest membership drive and working hard to expand our services and events. The league members are some of the most amazing women…stay-at-home Moms, business professionals, and retirees. These ladies are full of love and compassion for those in need. I appreciate their support, hard work, ideas, talent, and friendship!

 

I look forward to a fantastic league year and showing my daughter the importance of humanity, service, generosity, grace, and love.

 

All My Best,

 

Sarah Elizabeth Monteleone

President

About Us:

The Junior Charity League of Concord is a thriving organization of volunteers including professional women, homemakers, and business owners with the common goal of assisting local children.

The Junior Charity League has...

 

  • Served hungry children in local schools by providing soup, crackers, and milk

 

  • Sponsored baby care courses for expectant mothers with the American Red Cross

 

  • Conducted speech therapy clinics

History:

2021-2022 Board:

President: Sarah Monteleone

First Vice President: Jamie Hackett

Second Vice President: Jamie Richardson

Treasurer: Meredith Harris

Secretary: Tara Lods

Clothing Room Chair: Beth Console

Executive Support Directors: Chrissy Hayes and Robin Anonick

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