The Junior League of Duluth donates $40K to Northland Organizations

By KBJR News 1

March 19, 2014 Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Junior League of Duluth donated nearly $40,000 during a gift-giving ceremony Tuesday night.

The money will benefit 11 different organizations throughout the Northland.

They included Lutheran Social Services, Women’s Care Center, United Way, Just Kids Dental, Little Treasures, Kids First, YMCA Youth in Government Program, JLD Sustainer Program, Chester Bowl Adventure Camp as well as the new Let It Grow program.

Organizers said their goal is to improve the community and promote volunteerism.

"One of the main driving interests we have is giving back to the community, and also is to expand your own potential through training programs that they do so very well here," said Lisa Plachta, a chair member of the Junior League of Duluth.

The goal of the “Let It Grow” program is to address food access issues in Lincoln Park and West Duluth.