Published June 24th, 2009
Moraga Junior Women's Club
Submitted by Jacqueline Welch
MJWC garden tour chairs Kana Ryan and Dustie Robeson present $32,200 in support of the UCSF Children's Hospital Child Life Services' Music Program to Manager Michael Towne and Associate Director of Development Brenda Laribee at Terzetto Cuisine Restaurant Photo Jacqueline Welch
The Moraga Junior Women's Club presented $47,600 in charitable contributions throughout the past year. The Juniors raise money through various events including their annual "Through the Garden Gate" tour of six Lamorinda gardens and the community egg hunt hosted at the Moraga Commons.
Partial list of the 2009 MJWC beneficiaries
UCSF Children's Hospital Child Life Services' Music Program (Major Beneficiary)
This program provides music lessons and performances to pediatric patients receiving both short and long-term care in the hospital. These services lessen patients' stress, anxiety, depression, and physical pain during their stay.
Moraga Education Foundation
MEF supports programs in Moraga schools. It raises funds to preserve and enhance educational opportunities for Moraga public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grade through a broad-based community effort.
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels delivers nutritious balanced meals to homebound seniors, thus alleviating food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own home but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves.
Room to Read
Room to Read is dedicated to promoting and enabling global education. They partner with local communities throughout the developing world to provide educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children's literature, constructing schools, and providing education.
Bearskin Meadow Diabetes Camp
Resident camp for children, teens and families affected by diabetes where campers learn the skills necessary to live long, healthy and successful lives with diabetes.
Thank you to everyone who aided the efforts of the Moraga Juniors this year. Your generous donations, participation, and support are the cornerstone of our charity drives. Currently, MJWC is looking for gardens, sponsors and advertisers for the 2010 garden tour. For more information on the Moraga Juniors, including how to join or how you can help, visit

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