Pool to School Coin Drive for Greenwich Pool in Byram Park is Huge Success

Terry Lowe at North Mianus where he joins students once a week for Reading Champions with Alisa Lewis, 1st Grade Teacher at NMS, and Jodie Rucci, a teacher at NMS. The three students are Arthur, Mateo, and Katelyn, 1st graders at NMS.

The Junior League of Greenwich “Bring Your Change to Make a Change” Coin Drive to support the new Greenwich Pool in Byram Park was a huge success with nearly $6,400 raised. Kids all across Greenwich brought their pennies to school and to the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters for the pool from May 14 through May 17.

All 15 Greenwich public schools participated in the coin drive and pool awareness campaign, as well as children from the various other schools in Town. Each school will receive a personalized commemorative brick, engraved with the school’s name, which will be added to the pool walkway and be on display permanently.

The goal of the initiative was to promote, educate and excite the Greenwich youth and their families about the new public pool facility, encourage youth engagement and illustrate the importance of making an impact in the community.

The Greenwich Pool in Byram Park project is a public-private partnership between the Junior League of Greenwich and the Town of Greenwich, which started in 2010 to build a new outdoor community pool and revitalize Byram Park.

The project is being funded by the Town of Greenwich, the Junior League of Greenwich, foundations, corporations and generous donors. For more information about the new community pool, visit www.jlgreenwich.org/greenwich-pool-and-byram-park/.

The Junior League of Greenwich has been bettering the community for nearly 60 years. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The JLG is committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals and reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. For more information, please contact the Junior League of Greenwich at jlg@jlgreenwich.org and visit our website at www.jlgreenwich.org.