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Hurricane Michael Recovery

We are thankful for our local and state officials, city and county employees, volunteers and the courageous lineman for helping to restore power to the City of Tallahassee as quickly as possible.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our coastal community neighbors as they rebuild after this devastating storm. We are Tallahassee Strong, will rebuild and help our neighbors to do the same.

On October 13, 2018, the Junior League of Tallahassee helped feed 150 local members of our community in need during our first JLT-sponsored Mobile Food Pantry at Grace Mission in partnership with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

Some of the way members of our community can help support those effected by the hurricane are listed below:

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JLT Partners with University Center Club

September 7, 2018

CONTACT:

Carla Juarez

[email protected]org

(561) 843-2347

Junior League of Tallahassee Kicks Off Partnership with the University Center Club

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT) kicked off its new partnership with the University Center Club with an event honoring the start of the new League Year on September 6, 2018.

“We are incredibly thankful to the University Center Club for partnering with the Junior League of Tallahassee this year in hosting our monthly General Membership Meetings,” states Lex Phillips, President of the Junior League of Tallahassee. “We are thankful for the support of such a great location to help foster our League’s growing membership numbers and our continued work to improve the lives of children and families in our Community.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Junior League of Tallahassee! This organization’s long-term commitment to our community and development of Leaders dovetails with the University Center Club’s mission of creating an energetic and welcoming environment that fosters friendships and connections,” states Tracy Marple, Regional General Manager.

General Membership Meetings are held once per month, September through May, and serve as the Junior League of Tallahassee’s business meetings. JLT will also host several events benefiting its mission at the University Center Club.

To learn more about partnering with the Junior League of Tallahassee, visit http://www.jltallahassee.org/support-us/sponsorship/.

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JLT to host Sunshine State Ball

CONTACT: Allison Aubuchon, APR
[email protected] | 850.766.5255

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Junior League of Tallahassee to Host Sunshine State Ball

Inaugural Event Celebrates Florida, Capital City and Legacy of Volunteerism

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Sept. 7, 2018) – The Junior League of Tallahassee is having a ball. The volunteer organization announced it will host the inaugural Sunshine State Ball, Jan. 11, 2019, celebrating everything that makes Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family, along with the volunteer work that strengthens communities.

Held during Florida’s inauguration week at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, the black-tie event will host Tallahassee residents and guests from around the Sunshine State, welcoming them to the Capital City to enjoy dinner and live entertainment, to be formally announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available and expected to sell out quickly, with all proceeds supporting the Junior League’s mission of improving the lives of children and families.

“We are beyond thrilled to be turning this vision into a reality,” said Junior League of Tallahassee President Lex Phillips. “It will be an historic evening. We’re setting the bar with this inaugural event and hope it begins a long tradition of fun and Florida pride that gives back in a big way to the community we love.”

In addition to Florida pride — creatively infused into the event’s details — the Ball will showcase and celebrate the Junior League of Tallahassee’s historic impact to help improve the lives of families. The organization has a proven track record of identifying unmet community needs, developing solutions and seeing them through to fruition. Since 1960, the JLT has served as an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and contributing more than $2,500,000 to the Tallahassee community. Its current major initiatives include work with Second Harvest of the Big Bend and HOPE Community/Big Bend Homeless Coalition.

“The Sunshine State Ball is a continuation of the Junior League of Tallahassee’s legacy, and we hope to energize and inspire others as an example of effective community volunteerism across the Sunshine State,” added Phillips. “We are women who believe in our community and want to make it a better place. This event is the next step in being the change we want to see in Tallahassee and in Florida.”

The Junior League of Tallahassee, as the “Capital City League,” is considered a resource and an example for finding upstream or downstream solutions for issues impacting Florida communities and addressing the root causes of problems. The Sunshine State Ball aims to highlight the importance of addressing and solving long-term problems while celebrating how far the Junior League has come and putting dollars directly back into the community to ensure the organization’s work continues for years to come.

To learn more about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit SunshineStateBall.com.

About the Sunshine State Ball

The Sunshine State Ball is a celebration of everything that makes Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family, along with the volunteer work that strengthens communities. Hosted by the Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT) during Florida’s inauguration week, on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, the Ball will host guests from around the Sunshine State, welcoming them to the Capital City to enjoy a black-tie dinner and live entertainment. All proceeds support JLT’s  mission of improving the lives of children and families. To learn more, visit SunshineStateBall.com.

 

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Done In A Day Application Available

Applications for the Junior League of Tallahassee’s (JLT’s) program Done in a Day (DIAD) are now available online. Done in a Day is a series of concentrated projects that provide volunteer mobilization and funding for community-based events on a short-term basis. If your organization has a short-term volunteer need that ties in with JLT’s mission, please click here to apply.  

Please note that applications cannot be saved and therefore must be completed in one sitting.

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Successful Top Singles Fundraising

President-Elect Tori Cruce and her supporters raised more than $5,000 for the Junior League of Tallahassee during her Tallahassee Magazine Top Singles campaign. Thank you to everyone who donated and attended fundraisers.

If you find yourself at the following businesses who offered fundraisers on Tori’s behalf, please thank them for their support of the JLT: The Brass Tap – Midtown, Elle Market, Island Wing Company, OrangeTheory – North, Narcissus, Drip Drop Fitness, Capital Lanes, and The Wine House.

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Kids’ Boutique 2018

For Immediate Release
August 7, 2018
Contact:
Carla Juarez
(561) 843-2347

 

Junior League of Tallahassee Helps Local Children Shop for School

 

Tallahassee, Fla. – On Sunday, August 5, 2018, members of the Junior League of Tallahassee helped 80 local children shop for back-to-school items at its annual Kids’ Boutique shopping event. In partnership with Kohl’s, the League purchased back-to-school items including clothes, shoes, and other supplies.

 

Volunteers accompanied students and their families to help make their shopping experience fun and memorable. “I spent a lot of time with my volunteer, shopping around she helped me find some clothes. We talked about school, and really, being around her and her fun attitude really made me excited for school and I think I will have a great year this year,” commented Maryellen, age 13.
President Alexis Phillips said, “We are so pleased to be able to help families with clothes and supplies so that these amazing kids can go to school with confidence to have a successful year. Thank you to our partners at Kohl’s and all of our volunteers for making this annual event a success.”

 

The event also included a Community Fair with the following supporting community organizations: Capital City Youth Services, Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Department, Legal Aid Foundation, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and the Department of Children and Families.

 

The Junior League of Tallahassee works directly with guidance counselors at Leon County elementary schools to identify children who are in need of essential school items. There is no cost to the students and their families to participate.
For more photos and highlights from the event, visit the Junior League of Tallahassee’s Facebook page.

 

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Established in 1960, the Junior League of Tallahassee is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 500 women committed to improving the lives of children and families in Tallahassee.
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Inaugural Sunshine State Ball Seeking Qualified Proposals

The Junior League of Tallahassee is seeking proposals from qualified vendors that possess a wide range of public relations, communications, and marketing services for the inaugural Sunshine State Ball on January 11, 2019.

Please submit proposals to [email protected]JLTallahassee.org by June 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 

Click below for more information.

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Fill-A-Truck With Second Harvest of the Big Bend

We are so honored to have been presented with awards for collecting the most funds and the most pounds of food for Second Harvest of the Big Bend during Amwat Movers’ and the Tallahassee Democrat’s annual Summer Fill a Truck Food & Fund Drive. We were able to donate 2,000 pounds of food and $2,463.60!  Thank you to all of our members and friends who donated on the League’s behalf! This is an excellent start to our two-year Jill Pope Community Partnership with Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

   

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Recap: Whale of a Sale

The Junior League of Tallahassee hosted its 44th and final Whale of a Sale on April 13 and 14, 2018.  Whale of a Sale has been Tallahassee’s largest yard sale and features affordable prices on new and gently-used furniture, clothes, housewares, toys, sporting goods, appliances, books, music and more.  Thank you to everyone who joined us at the North Florida Fairgrounds to say “fare-Whale” to this event.  Proceeds raised during this weekend will go towards funding the JLT’s strategic projects that benefit children and families in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.  We would like to say thank you to the sponsors of this year’s event: TLG Real Estate Services, The Florida Lottery, Coosh’s, Century Link, Velocity Online and Socially Loved.

 

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JLT Partners with Second Harvest

The Junior League of Tallahassee will partner with Second Harvest of the Big Bend for their 2018-2019 Jill Pope Community Partner.  This two-year partnership will start on June 1. 

The Jill Pope Community Partnership program aims to assist local nonprofits in launching, re-launching or growing a project through the motivation of the Junior League of Tallahassee’s volunteer power, promotional power and financial grant support capabilities. 

Second Harvest of the Big Bend, established in 1982, aims to feed the members of the Big Bend community with the help of local agencies as well as provide education about food scarcity.

Read more about it in the Tallahassee Democrat article featuring the new partnership.

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