What We Do
The Junior League organizes and manages many events, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers throughout the year. Because our League is volunteer-based, every dollar earned through these efforts is allocated back to our community projects or to training and education of our members.
To fulfill our focus of women building better communities, the Junior League is committed to supporting organizations in the Kalamazoo community through its annual granting program. We specifically support organizations that focus on the well-being of women and children in our community.
Our grant application is now available! If you are interested in applying for a grant please download the application HERE and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline specified on the application. The Junior League is excited to be able to support our community through granting again this year and will have $4,000 available to grant to community organizations.
Current Community Involvement
These are just a few examples of how we are currently helping the Kalamazoo community:
Our Past Projects
Prior to joining the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), our organization was known as the Service Club of Kalamazoo. Some of the Service Club’s earliest projects included distributing anti-TB posters and raising funds for a community nursery school.
In 1930, the Service Club joined the Kiwanis Club in supporting Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, started years earlier by Kalamazoo’s Eddie Desenberg – this partnership with the Kiwanis Club continues to the present day. Since the camp’s first summer, more than 30,000 campers have enjoyed a character-building and enriching camp experience in the woods and shores of Pretty Lake.
The innovative projects initiated by our great organization include: