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Junior League seeking program to give grant

The Junior League of Buffalo has $295,000 to give away and is shopping around for a program or project that will have a long-term impact on Western New York, strengthen and enrich families and the community, and incorporate the use of volunteers.

Qualified nonprofit agencies must submit their applications by 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

The grant money is available as a result of the Junior League's biennial fund-raiser, the Decorators' Show House.

This year's show house, the Century House at 100 Lincoln Parkway, was on display April 30 through May 22.

Organizers of the fund-raiser anticipate receiving as many as 70 applications, which will be whittled down through an intensive review process.

A single recipient of the $295,000 grant will be determined in March, said Junior League member Susan Niver Percy.

Requests for proposals are available online at www.jlbuffalo.org. All required materials may be accessed via this Web site. Call 884-8865 for more information.

The Junior League, an organization of women that promotes volunteerism, has collaborated with The Buffalo News since 1981 in presenting the Decorators' Show House. The event has raised more than $2.8 million.

Past recipients of the Show House grant award include the Buffalo Museum of Science Hall of Astronomy, Theatre of Youth, EPIC (Every Person Influences Children), Kleinhans Music Hall, Hospice Education Center, and Haven House/Child & Family Services.

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