The holidays are just around the corner! Swing by Kendra Scott on 12/4/19 at 6pm in the Scottsdale Quarter for a holiday shopping give-back party dedicated to the Junior League of Phoenix. Enjoy sips and snacks and enter to win one of their gorgeous Kendra Scott raffle prizes.
No tickets are needed, as it is open to the public. Kendra Scott is giving back a percent of everything purchased that night to the JLP!
Come support and start spreading the holiday cheer!
The Junior League of Phoenix and Public Affairs Committee (PAC) held their “Bellinis and the Ballot Box” event where they welcomed Gina Roberts with the Voter Education Director at the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Gina provided voter and campaign education surrounding the importance and impact of each individual and their vote. The “Voter Education Director” and Gina’s role was to manage the Commission’s public and voter education duties which included assisting candidates in the campaign process and providing election information to candidates, voters and the media.
Gina Roberts has a degree in Political Science from Arizona State University; she started in public service in 2007. The Public Affairs Committee was honored that Gina Roberts was willing to take the time to spread the educational needs that every registered voter should be knowledgeable about.
Kids in the Kitchen (KITK) held a monthly lesson in October at Homeward Bound. The theme was Halloween and featured all Orange Foods. The kiddos learned about healthy and non-healthy orange foods as well as healthy Halloween treats. They learned how to peel a cutie orange and many of them even tried Hummus for the first time!
The goals of the KITK programs are to:
Increase children’s awareness of the nutrition in everyday foods
Improve the quality of healthy food that kids eat by showing them easy and tasty ways to eat better
Increase the amount of exercise that kids do during their daily routine
The programs involve four exciting hands-on components to get kids and families involved in learning how to be healthy led by league and community volunteers.
The Junior League of Phoenix, Incorporated (JLP) is seeking community partners.
The JLP’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, a mission we have been fulfilling for 85 years. Their success in creating, launching and strengthening programs is based on positive collaborations with their community partners.
The JLP can provide committed trained volunteers and funding to help a program move forward successfully while offering our members the opportunity to impact the community and improve their leadership skills. Effective with the start of the 2020-2021 administrative year, the Junior League of Phoenix will have a focused impact area of food insecurity/hunger. This is a critical need that the JLP believes they can effectively address in partnership with other local community agencies.
The JLP has been and will continue to commit 80% of their resources to this focus area while striving to make significant impact in this issue area. Programs are generally approved for a 3-year period but may be extended. They will commit to selecting one program specific partnership under $15,000 in yearly scope and will consider (but may not select) one large scale project up to $150,000 in scope.
The JLP encourages community organizations to submit a program application. Together, these organizations can make great strides in fighting hunger in the greater Phoenix community!
The Junior League of Phoenix In-Home’s are organized for members on a monthly basis for them to be exposed to a variety of topics and experiences. The Member Training committee works hard to secure the speakers, provide input on new topic ideas and schedule these In-Home opportunities.
Why are they called “In-Homes”? Simply because they are often held in someone’s home! This provides a more intimate setting to socialize, learn and grow as League Members.
The November 2019 In Homes have been created and they are covering topics that range from business coaching, parental coaching, manners, finances, career goals, self-care and fitness. These were formed to appeal to all members of the Junior League!
The October General Membership Meeting (GMM) that took place last week was a memorable one! All JLP members gathered together wearing red in support of their Mission: Unstoppable campaign as Active members voted on two important items for the League and acknowledged this month’s award winners. See the list below:
2020-22 Executive Vice President Announcement:
Member Appreciation Awards: A woman who displays outstanding integrity, compassion and strength. Those who go above and beyond all expectations promoting JLP’s fundamentals: developing the potential of women, improving the community, and promoting voluntarism.
Do your children love trucks and big machines? If so, join the Junior League of Phoenix next month at Aviano Park for their chance to get up close, touch, sit in and honk the horns of some of their favorite vehicles like construction trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, and even a helicopter! Your children can interact and get their pictures taken with these trucks as well as learn about how these vehicles help and support their community. To add to the fun, there will also be local mascots and a live DJ. If you have a child celebrating a birthday, we have three different birthday package options to ensure a fun-filled day for your little one and their friends: https://www.jlp.org/?nd=tat. Each package includes Zoom Passes, tent time, party decorations, a personalized banner and much more!
Have a kiddo that’s not interested in trucks? No problem! There will be a lot of other activities planned to appeal to everyone including a bounce house, a giant slide, face painting, and an obstacle course. There will also be delicious food trucks in attendance for all ages to enjoy. From 9-10am there will be a “NO HORNS HOUR” created specifically for children with special needs and sensitive ears in mind. During the horns-free hour, attendees will be able to enjoy the event without disruptive noises.
Event details below:
When: Saturday, November 16th
Where: Aviano Park (22500 N Aviano Way, Phoenix, AZ 85050)
Cost: 1 ticket for $7 and 5 tickets for $30 (if purchased in Advance)
This year, the Junior League of Phoenix and The City of Phoenix will partner together to create the city’s largest FREE health and wellness event. The City of Phoenix hosts Food Day every year, which is a family-friendly event that inspires people to change the way we look at food through education and entertainment across the valley. The Junior League of Phoenix has been hosting HealthFest, a family-friendly wellness event for the community that provides FREE medical services to attendees including child immunizations, wellness checks, dental cleanings, ultrasounds, mammograms and so much more.
See event details below:
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Cartwright Community Gardens (4208 N 51st Ave Phoenix, AZ 85031)
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
This event will include special participants like the Phoenix Mayor and the GCU mascot as well as lots of giveaways, cooking demos, gardening demos, interactive performances and the famous ‘Apple Crunch’ at 12pm. With a variety of partners, it is sure to be a great event! For more information, please visit the link above and/or reach out to Sarah Schott.
The Junior League of Phoenix was founded 85 years ago, and through the years, we have built a legacy of collaborating with non-profit partners in the Phoenix metro area. We have mobilized our members to address urgent community needs, created signature, direct service programs, and added capacity to essential non-profits, through volunteerism.
This year, as we celebrate this milestone anniversary, it’s our mission to re-educate the community about the Junior League of Phoenix, who we are, and what we do!
Join us Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 25, as we throw a mission-centric fundraiser week!
What makes the Junior League of Phoenix Unstoppable?
Commitment to our community
Look for many more details on Mission Week by following our Facebook page, The Junior League of Phoenix, and our Instagram. You’ll hear the stories of members, how the League has impacted their lives, and how it has improved the Phoenix community.
We encourage you to donate to this fundraiser, either to a member directly, or by attending one of our many give-back nights throughout the week of Oct. 21 – 25!