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.
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.
On March 7 and 8, 2015, The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. will host our fourth annual American Girl Fashion Show® at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The fashion shows will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 11 am and 2 pm and on Sunday, March 8 at 11 am.
Approximately 200 models from the local community will present the fashions. Lively commentary, music, and decorations create a memorable experience for girls and their families. The event includes a plated lunch, dessert, party favors, a raffle, and door prizes. Tickets will be available soon.
Funds raised through the American Girl Fashion Show® benefit the Junior League of Philadelphia’s Apple-a-Day Healthy Living Initiative™.
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 (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.
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.