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Community

JLLC has played an important role in the development, improvement, and support of Lee County’s children.  It has volunteered and funded numerous community projects with non-profit agencies that have similar goals the League’s Community Focus which is:

  • The Junior League of Lee County strives to promote health and wellness among elementary and middle school children of Lee County by providing and assisting with access to food, nutritional education and physical education.
  • The JLLC will provide opportunities for intellectual, physical, and emotional development in order to improve self-esteem and build better citizens.

JLLC solicits project proposals from local non-profits through its Community Assistance Grant Program.  The project proposals must fall within the current Community Focus and meet other program requirements.  Proposals are evaluated and projects are selected by the Research and Development Committee along with the JLLC Project Review Board.  JLLC grants must be applied for annually.  This program allocates both funds and volunteers into the community through the following support:

  • JLLC distributes grants and provides volunteers to support community programs in the areas of health and wellness among elementary and middle school children of Lee County
  • JLLC volunteers assist with short term projects called Done in a Day projects which may cover anything that a community agency needs – from stuffing envelopes to reading to children enrolled in the program – and can be accomplished in one day
  • JLLC’s Provisional Class, consisting of new members, is required to perform a certain number of hours in a community project.  Agencies who have a one-time project can request that a future Provisional Class provide assistance with this type of project.
  • JLLC offers the “Opportunity Knocks” Program which provides small grants to agencies who need emergency funds to support programs for children.

 

Click here to Sponsor a Child of Lee County through the Backpack Program