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/.