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.
Please save the date for the next The American Girl Fashion Show, March 8 and 9, 2014 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA. For more information please click here.
This 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.
Throughout the month of October, JLP members opened their homes for screenings of A Place the Table, a 2012 documentary film that discusses food insecurity and hunger in America. The film was produced by Jeffrey and Christina Weiss Lurie, both of whom have front office positions with the Philadelphia Eagles, and demonstrates the need for community outreach programs like our Apple a Day Healthy Living Initiative™. The documentary follows three people suffering with food insecurity, one of whom is a single mother living in Philadelphia. The film also features Dr. Mariana Chilton, an Associate Professor of Public Health at Drexel University, and Witnesses to Hunger, an advocacy program founded by Dr. Chilton aimed at increasing women participation in the national conversation on hunger and poverty.
On Saturday July 20, 2013, the Junior League hosted its inaugural event with Greener Partners' Farm ExplorerTM at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse's Birthday Celebration. The Farm ExplorerTM is a mobile garden housed in a trailer. Greener Partners is one of the Junior League's community partners in the JLP's Apple A Day Healthy Living Initiative™. Junior League members engaged with more than 50 children and their families to learn about local, seasonal produce through touching, smelling, and tasting the various plants in the mobile garden. Using Greener Partners' blender bike, a pedal-powered blender, participants helped whipped up delicious smoothies and a pesto spread we served on whole wheat crackers. Children helped harvest radishes, green onions, and carrots, giving them a hands-on lesson in how vegetables grow.
Please join the Junior League of Philadelphia for a celebration honoring the grand opening of Vineyard Vines in the King of Prussia Mall on December 10, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. 10% of the evening's sales will support the Junior League of Philadelphia Please click the above image or here to view the full invitation.
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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. Read more...