On June 28th, college-bound YPIE students spent the morning at Bed Bath & Beyond in Yonkers shopping for comforters, sheets, towels, desk lamps, and many other items needed when they step foot on the college campus.
The JLB generously gave each student a $200 gift card and a discount on their entire purchase, and JLB volunteers accompanied students as they shopped, guiding them to select all they may need.
"I really enjoyed meeting other students going to different colleges and having many people there to help you pick out things you really needed," said Yamilex, an incoming freshman at Stony Brook University. "The gift card was a great help because some families don't have a lot of money or resources to buy things. I thank the Junior League of Bronxville for organizing this event. I saw how all the girls were so happy and excited, and my mom as well, for this amazing opportunity."
The Junior League of Bronxville 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. The Dorm Drive is one of many programs JLB has created to meet the most pressing needs in our community.
YPIE partners with students across the Yonkers Public Schools to ensure that hundreds of low-income, but high-promise students are prepared for college success. This year's selected recipients, many the first in their families to attend college, will attend Barnard College, Stony Brook University, Trinity College, University at Albany, and the University of Rochester, among others.
"I enjoyed receiving advice from the volunteers, especially being a first-generation student, whose parents never had a child dorm before," stated Melanie, an incoming college freshman at the University of Rochester. "It felt exciting shopping for this new chapter I am about to begin. I definitely appreciate the Junior League of Bronxville for organizing this event and will be forever grateful to be chosen for this amazing opportunity."
Thanks to the Junior League of Bronxville, these students are even more excited and ready to start their college experience.
About the Bronxville Adult School & Contacts
The Bronxville Adult School is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1957 and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The School "offers all adults of Bronxville and surrounding communities the opportunity for personal growth through life enhancing skills and provides cultural, intellectual and recreational stimulation at a nominal cost."
The Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville Public Library
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
Concordia College Adult Education
Concordia College was founded in 1881. It is a four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Bronxville. Concordia's Accelerated Degree Programs are designed to give you the skills to be competitive in your chosen career or in graduate school.
Concordia College - New York
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708