Junior League of The Woodlands Celebrates Another Year of Service to the Community
THE WOODLANDS, TX – On May 25, 2021, Junior League of The Woodlands, Inc., (JLTW) hosted its May Annual Dinner to recap the 2020-2021 League year, recognize JLTW members for their contributions, and announce funding grants for selected community partners.
This past year brought heightened needs within our community and JLTW recognized its volunteer programs that met those needs. JLTW Members served over 23,000 volunteer service hours through their 2020-2021 year.
Over 7,500 children were fed through their H.A.P.P.Y. program which reached across 13 schools. JLTW’s program supporting children and teens in foster care, REACH, provided 64 beds for children in foster care. Over 3,000 meals were delivered to Meals on Wheels and 1,000 hand-made cards for the elderly in our community facing isolation and loneliness. 500 Teddy Bear friends and 300 crafts kits were donated to Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. 250 backpacks with school supplies and 500 books were donated to children of Aldine through JLTW’s Keys to Learning Drive-Thru Backpack Event. 750 healthy snacks were also provided by Kids in the Kitchen in the backpacks. 700 books were donated to kids in the H.A.P.P.Y. program.
A record 1,887 teachers and administrators attended the virtual IMPACT event which gave 5,000 Professional Education Credits across 17 school districts and awarded $5,000 to schools through their Dollar$ for Districts program. 600 hygiene packs were given to teen girls through JLTW’s newest program, InStep, focused on empowering teens in our community.
JLTW also gave financial support to their community partners through their Community Assistance Fund grant program. The following nine non-profits were selected with financial support totaling $66,994: Family Promise of Montgomery County, Special Angels of The Woodlands, Cy-Hope, Love Fosters Hope, Montgomery County Women’s Center, Northwest Assistance Ministries, Humble Area Assistance Ministries, God’s Garage, and Interfaith Community Clinic.
All of last year’s efforts were made possible through JLTW’s continued fundraising efforts throughout the year. During a year when JLTW was unable to host many of the cherished in-person events, they remained dedicated and determined to raise funds virtually to finance the much needed community programs.
Giving Goes Glam raised over $17,000, the JL Holiday Market “Puttin’ on the Ritz” raised $37,000, and The Little Black Dress Initiative raised over $64,000, hitting a new record for the fundraiser. JLTW’s inaugural Bingo & Bubbles, put together by the New Member class, was JLTW’s only in-person event and raised $17,500. JLTW also received grants from Entergy, Nordstrom, Kimley Horn Foundation, American Furniture, and an anonymous donor totaling $21,050.
Junior League of The Woodlands is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information on Junior League of The Woodlands, please visit: www.jlthewoodlands.org or follow us on social media: Facebook /JLTheWoodlands, Instagram/JLTheWoodlands, or Twitter @JLTheWoodlands.