Junior League of London opens the Market
Wednesday 5th February 2014
The Junior League of London (JLL), founded in 1985, is an organisation of women committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The JLL’s volunteers and resources support projects focused on eliminating poverty and its effects in London. Its 400 members give over 20,000 volunteer hours to the London community annually. Its all-volunteer structure and hands-on approach mean that the impact of funds it invests in London is amplified by the thousands of hours donated by its volunteer-members.
JLL volunteers receive training to develop non-profit leadership skills and learn how to help communities reach their full potential. In the past year, the JLL has:
• Tutored disadvantaged children through its Learning Clubs at Colville Primary School and helped build the school’s first library in 2012;
• Provided over 900 personalised Holiday Hampers to London’s most vulnerable populations during the holiday season;
• Worked with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to foster an interest in learning in low-income children in one of London’s poorest wards, by providing them a book each month until the age of five.
- Partnered with Centrepoint to offer workshops that help young homeless people reintegrate into society;
- Painted rooms, planted gardens and more through its Done in a Day programmes, which provide much needed support to its community partners.
The Junior League of London is a registered UK charity and member of the Association of Junior Leagues International.