The Junior League of Bronxville filled the Community Service Associates (CSA) Soup Kitchen in Mount Vernon with the holiday spirit. The Junior League not only cooked and served dinner for more than 100 people, but they also held a concert at the CSA.
Ten girls from the group "Young at Arts" performed the Tuesday night holiday concert, spreading holiday cheer as they filled the CSA with song. The "Young at Arts" singing group is an extension of the Junior League of Bronxville. It offers young people in the area arts instruction and leadership opportunities. More than half of the children who participate in the "Young at Arts" program live below the poverty line. For many of those individuals, an education in the arts is often not available.
“The performance was truly amazing and brought tears to people’s eyes,” said Outreach Vice President for the Junior League of Bronxville Sheridan Denfeld. “The people that CSA serves were clearly moved by the performance, calling out, smiling and singing along. It was a beautiful performance by the YAA kids and it touched everyone there tonight.”
The Junior League of Bronxville serves up dinner for dozens of people at the Community Service Associates Soup Kitchen every month. In addition, the Junior League of Bronxville, which has been around since 1948, donates more than 30,000 hours of community service each and every year.