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 Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP) hosted their second annual American Girl Fashion Show at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern on March 2 and 3, 2013. The fun, engaging program showcased historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. Approximately 180 models from the local community participated in four shows over the course of the weekend. The models, ranging in age from 5 to 11, showcased historical clothing resembling that of popular American Girl characters. The girls, as well as their dolls, sported various types of outfits ranging from daywear and sleepwear to special occasion clothing. Contemporary Girl of the Year and My American Girl outfits for girls ages 8 and up and sweet Little Girl fashions completed the program. Click here for more details.
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, Inc. (JLP) and Lankenau Medical Center joined together with various partners to host the inaugral Empowering You Health Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The Empowering You Health Fair aimed to promote healthy living awareness and provide comprehensive wellness education to empower individuals and families to take charge of their health. Free and open to the public, the health fair offered exciting activities for adults and children, light refreshments, and giveaways. Highlights of the even included health screenings, wellness activities, partner tables that provided health and safety tips, and lectures on topics such as stress management, nutrition, and heart health. With over 100 people in attendance, the health fair was a resounding success, paving the way for the event to take place annually each spring.
Click here for more information.
The Farm Explorer™ will bridge the gap between farms and school children across the region. Greener Partners, along with the Junior League of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross, will be able to provide an authentic, fun, hands-on, farming experience to communities and teach youth and adults about gardening and ecology, seasonal eating, and how to prepare simple, healthy recipes. The Farm Explorer™ is expected to reach nearly 40,000 students over the next one to two years, bringing nutrition education and healthy eating demonstrations directly to the community.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. proudly announced the new logo for its Apple a Day Healthy Living InitiativeTM on May 21 at the Annual Dinner held at the Merion Cricket Club.
Jodi Kerr, President of the JLP during the 2011-2012 League year, announced the new Apple a Day focus area during the Centennial Gala at the Please Touch Museum on April 14, 2012. With hundreds of League members and supporters in attendance, Jodi told the crowd that, after careful consideration and research, the Junior League of Philadelphia determined there was an opportunity for bold action to launch the next 100 years of the organization.
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...