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.
Join members of The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. for an inspiring evening with Dr. Mariana Chilton, Director of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Dr. Chilton will speak about the past, present, and future of our country’s fight against hunger.
Dr. Chilton is a nationally recognized expert in child hunger and advocate for strong anti-poverty policies. She is the founder of “Witnesses to Hunger,” a growing movement of parents and caregivers of young children who have firsthand experience of hunger and poverty.
The JLP is hosting a peanut butter and jelly drive for Philabundance at this meeting. Every donor will also $2 off our brand new Junior League of Philadelphia VOLUNTEER T-shirts; regularly $10 only $8 with your donation.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.is thrilled to announce our 2nd annual Fall Fête. Travel back to the 1930s by joining the Focus Fundraising committee for an evening of sipping and socializing post-prohibition style at one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants- Pennsylvania 6. Enjoy a two-hour private cocktail party on November 20, 2014 from 7:30-9:30 and drink specials and a raffle to finish the night! Tickets are available for purchase here!
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.