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.
Save the date for October 22, 2014 – a night with inspiring, pioneering Philadelphian Judy Wicks. Ms. Wicks is an international author and entrepreneur in social and humanitarian endeavors who founded the White Dog Café in 1983. Prepare to be fascinated by Judy, who resides in Philadelphia and will share her story with us. Guided by her powerful activist sensibility, she is now a mentor and role model for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Her new book, Good Morning, Beautiful Business, will be available for purchase. Actives and Sustainers are invited to attend what is sure to be a fabulous evening.
Location: Montrose Mansion, Villanova University Conference Center, 629 County Line Rd., Radnor, PA 19087. 6 to7 p.m. cash bar reception; 7 p.m. dinner followed by program. Cost per person is $47.50. R.S.V.P. by October 15.
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. has been selected as a beneficiary of the exciting new Lord & Taylor campaign Shop Chic + Make It Count: FUNdraising Day on November 4, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00pm
With purchase of a $5.00 ticket, Lord & Taylor Bala Cynwyd will offer members great discounts valid only that day the Bala Cynwayd store. Tickets are available for purchase here!
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.