MCLEAN, Virginia (October 26, 2020)—The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) announces The Enchanted Forest, its renowned annual fundraiser, will take place Nov. 21, 2020, virtually for members of the Northern Virginia community.
The Enchanted Forest celebrates its 20th year and showcases a whimsical forest of theme-decorated holiday trees available for a silent auction, and enjoy virtual entertainment by Hoalohoa Hula and The Great Zucchini, story time with Santa, as well as individual virtual visits with Santa, a gingerbread workshop, yoga for the family, cooking classes for kids and adults, and arts and crafts for children.
Information about silent auctions and ticket purchases are available at jlnv.org/tef.
All proceeds from The Enchanted Forest benefit the mission of the JLNV. Since 1958, the JLNV has been a driving force in our community by promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our members are women from all industries and diverse backgrounds who share a commitment to service and to our community. From emerging leaders to established community leaders, our members are catalysts for change in Northern Virginia. Our community initiatives introduce low-income families to where food comes from and to basic concepts of nutrition and healthy eating, and support access to healthy food options and physical activity opportunities.
The JLNV tailors its programming to address students in Title 1 schools. Its programs include:
- Kids in the Kitchen: Educate children and their families on healthy eating habits and incorporating healthy eating into their lives through structured programs at community partner locations.
- Food Access: Partner with community organizations to increase access to healthy food through food drives, gleaning and community gardens.
- Physical Activity: Promote outdoor activity and exercise through JLNV-led volunteer programs, such as soccer and swim camps at community partner locations to encourage healthy routines and activity.
During the 2020-2021 Junior League year, JLNV has been and will continue to follow COVID-19 protocols to sustain community programs activities.
For more information about the JLNV, its community work and its members, visit www.jlnv.org.