September 8, 2017 – The Junior League of Kalamazoo (JLK) and The Junior League of Lansing (JLL) will partner this month in the collection of funds and gift cards to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey to help in relief efforts. One hundred percent of the donations received will be distributed evenly between the Junior Leagues of Houston and The Woodlands. To donate online, see form BELOW.
At the JLK and the JLL General Membership Meetings on September 12, 2017, each League will encourage its members to bring gift card donations to Wal-Mart, Target or Home Depot.
Check donations will be accepted as well. Please make checks payable to JLK and memo “Hurricane Fund” and mail to: JLK, 5047 W. Main St. #260, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Each League will use funds collected to purchase gift cards to these stores and will be sent to Houston and The Woodlands to assist these Leagues, their members, and their communities in the relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.
The JLK and JLL encourage donations that benefit other Junior Leagues during this time of need because of their long history of sound stewardship, and localized, long term aid they are able to provide the communities they serve. While there are many reputable organizations accepting donations for Harvey relief efforts, Junior Leagues are a powerful force affecting change. For over a 100 years, Junior Leagues across the United States have been able to provide funds to community non-profit organizations and deploy a large group of highly-trained volunteers to support these efforts. Because Junior League members reside in the communities affected by Harvey, they can continue to stay in touch with needs as they arise over the stages of recovery.
JLK will be accepting donations through September 30, 2017.
The JLK is committed to developing the potential of women, improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers, and promoting voluntarism. On average, we provide more than 500 volunteer hours of work per year in the Kalamazoo County area, helping hundreds of children live a healthier lifestyle. We also train future leaders for our community through workshops, education sessions, and directed leadership conferences. None of this would be possible without our community’s support.
The JLK offers many vehicles for support. You may elect to contribute cash to either our Annual Campaign or our Endowment Fund. You may sign up to sponsor one of our community-based fundraising events. You may choose to remember the JLK in your estate planning. Or, you can join us as a volunteer at an event.