The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Interested in membership during the the 2014-2015 League Year? Please click here.
The JLP Thrift Shop is the leading thrift shop on Philadelphia's Main Line. The Shop is full of gently used merchandise including designer clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items, toys, and books. Proceeds from the Shop benefit the JLP's community projects.
The Shop is located at 25 West Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, PA 19003, just a short walk from the Ardmore SEPTA station. Metered parking is available in the rear of the building accessed from Lancaster Avenue next to McDonalds.
The Thrift Shop was named best thrift shop by Main Line Today (2004, 2010, 2013), Main Line Life (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), and The Philadelphia Inquirer (June 2005).
Last fall, the JLP, with generous assistance from the Ardmore Initiative, JTA Associates, Inc., and Ranieri & Kerns Associates, LLC, has undertaken a much needed preservation and restoration project involving the rear façade of our headquarters building. The project, scheduled for completion in February, involves the removal of old siding, the repointing and painting of the original brick exterior walls along the rear and side of the building, as well as improved, streamlined access into the Thrift Shop from the rear parking lot. Thank you to all of our members and visitors for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to bring our building back to its former glory.
The Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) is thrilled to announce that the SHARE Food Program of Philadelphia is our newest community partner. The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE promotes healthy living by providing affordable wholesome food to those willing to contribute through volunteerism. In partnership with the SHARE, the JLP will work to distribute food to and educate Philadelphians about growing and using fresh produce, and nutrition and. The JLP and SHARE will also collaborate to raise awareness related to healthy living and the distribution of local produce.
Our New Member Class begins every September and members are known as Provisionals. This new group of women engage in training to prepare for effective community and League involvement. The Provisional Course runs from September through May, and the class is organized into small groups each led by an Advisor that engage in community service while learning about the JLP. Get to know Junior League members, leaders, and Provisional Advisors at one of the following events:
Join your fellow members to kick off the League year with bang. The Junior League of Philadelphia is honored to welcome the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Vice President, Mary Jo Hunt, to speak with us about the past, present, and future of our Association. Learn how 155,000 women are "Building Better Communities," hear about the issues AJLI is tackling for its global membership, and discover opportunities for Actives to serve on AJLI’s Board and Governance Council. This is a unique opportunity to meet our Vice President.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc., in partnership with Lankenau Medical Center, will host the third annual Empowering You Health Fair on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Lankenau Hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event Is free and open to the public. Attendees can participate in health screenings, including blood pressure, Dexascan, glucose, cholesterol, and BMI checks. Staff from Lankenau Medical Center and the medical community will provide interactive lectures on topics such as stress management, heart health, healthy living, and diet and nutrition. Dynamic presenters will provide information on healthy living and preventative care and offer opportunities to try out fun ways to get in shape. Cooking demonstrations, free giveaways, and fun activities for kids will be available. Click here for a copy of the flyer.