Community

Since 1928, the Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) has dedicated volunteers and resources to issues facing our community. The JLG strives to create meaningful and lasting impact in the community through its membership and its efforts with community partners. Each year the League identifies organizations to directly partner with by providing time, talents, and funds

Our Current Partners

Over the past year the Junior League of Greensboro has worked diligently to identify organizations throughout Greensboro that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Bargain Box

The Bargain Box is the Junior League of Greensboro’s longest ongoing fundraiser. Active League members complete a minimum of three shifts at the Bargain Box each year. In addition to serving the community as a thrift shop, the Bargain Box has partnered with the Women’s Resource Center for over 20 years. Each year, the WRC distributes over $30,000 worth of Bargain Box vouchers to women in the Greensboro community.

Backpack Beginnings

The Junior League of Greensboro will partner with Backpack Beginnings to support their Baby Basics expansion. The program will collect, purchase and distribute baby items to Every Baby Guilford, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Ready for School Ready for Life and other perinatal partners.

Kellin Kids

The Junior League of Greensboro will work in partnership with The Kellin Foundation to organize and facilitate 6 sessions of educational programming for children ages 2-18 enrolled in the Kellin Kids program. Kellin Kids is a program built to encourage kids to find their passion, utilize their talents, and give their time to make a difference in the community. Kellin Kids is dedicated to kid-developed, kid-driven solutions to community problems.

Junior League Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen is a national Junior League initiative that began in 2006. Kids in the Kitchen addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity and its associated health risks by using a hands-on curriculum that educates both the parent and child on healthy eating choices. The goal of the program is to promote child health and wellness by empowering children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices. The programs often include food tastings, food activities, and an educational lesson about the food (how it grows, nutritional value, etc.).

Community Housing Solutions of Guilford

The Junior League of Greensboro will work in partnership with Community Housing Solutions of Guilford to provide home repairs to 4 homes that may include building ramps, roof repairs, floor repairs, landscaping, and accessibility modifications. Community Housing Solutions’ mission is to make Guilford County homes warmer, drier, and safer by providing repairs and ownership opportunities to low-income homeowners.

Community Impact

The Community Impact Fund is used for one-time emergency assistance within our community. This figure represents 3% of our overall funding.