Through her membership with The Junior League of Atlanta (JLA), Brownieland Pictures partner, Robyn Ellis Kranz has been volunteering at the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS), Georgia’s premier provider of information for individuals who are visually-impaired or otherwise print-impaired.
The Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) is an organization of women, committed to making a lasting transformation in the Atlanta community. Their 100-year legacy of leadership is built on the ability to train women leaders to tackle tough issues impacting women and children. The JLA provides a strong foundation for civic leadership and also connects women who share a commitment to voluntarism and community transformation. When joining The Junior League of Atlanta, members are given the chance to create their own path within the organization. JLA not only provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities through their community partners and within the League, itself but also strive to serve as a training platform for members.
Through volunteer opportunities offered by The Junior League of Atlanta, Robyn connected with Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS). The mission of GaRRS is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually impaired, or has difficulty with the printed word. Volunteer readers from across Georgia record approximately 200 different programs each month including essential local information, local and national newspapers, popular books, and an array of magazines and quality-of-life programming. The programming is broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week and accessed by using a special radio, through their online webstream, by telephone, or by using a mobile app. Through these means, GaRRS can provide listeners with information, entertainment, and connections to their local communities. Each month, GaRRS needs at least 200 volunteers to record their various programs and would not be able to serve their listeners without dedicated volunteers. Find out more about volunteering with GaRRS HERE.