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:
On June 28, 2014 JLP's SHARE and Greener Partners' Farm Explorer™ committees combined forces to host a container gardening workshop at our newest community partner, SHARE Food Program. Participants selected tomato or pepper plants and an assortment of herbs to be planted in their container. Over 70 members of the community took home their own herb garden, along with tips and recipes on how to best incorporate these new ingredients into their meals. The Farm Explorer™ showcased an even greater variety of vegetables and herbs currently in season and committee members gave away samples and the recipe for a Green Smoothie.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc., in partnership with Lankenau Medical Center, hosted the second annual Empowering You Health Fair on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Lankenau's Annenberg Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Attendees participated in health screenings, including blood pressure, Dexascan, glucose, cholesterol, and BMI checks. Staff from Lankenau Medical Center and the medical community provided interactive lectures on topics such as running fitness, allergies, diet and nutrition. Dynamic presenters showcased information on healthy living and preventative care, and there were opportunities to try out fun ways to get in shape. Cooking demonstrations, free giveaways, and fun activities for kids were available. Click here for a copy of the flyer.