MISSION

The Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For almost 100 years, JLLR has worked to improve our community through providing volunteers, funding and leadership support.

In 2010, JLLR adopted a four-prong, 10-year strategic plan that aligns with our mission: Decrease childhood obesity in our community by increasing access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity; improve literacy skills among Pulaski County students by narrowing the readiness gap; secure our financial future through the growth of investments, endowments and sustainable fund development; and establish the Junior League as the premier source of female leadership development in Little Rock.

Did you know JLLR played a part in the formation of organizations such as the Arkansas Arts Center, Riverfest, Potluck Food Rescue and Museum of Discovery? The Junior League of Little Rock has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

JLLR membership opportunities are open to women of every race, religion and national origin who share in our commitment to volunteerism and to improving our community.

Applications for the 2019-2020 JLLR year will be available online beginning in the spring.

FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS

Nonprofit Board Institute: The NPBI offers two annual training events for current and future nonprofit board members, a five-week course in the fall and a one-day training session in the spring.

Holiday House: Approximately 14,000 shoppers visit Holiday House every year to start their shopping season. For 28 years, Holiday House has collectively raised $5.4 million to fund the JLLR’s community priority areas. See full schedule of events and purchase tickets at JLLR.org/Holiday-House.

Downtown Dash:The 6th annual Downtown Dash is a 10K/5K/kids 1K running event that is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019. Register online in early 2019.

Junior League of Little Rock Building: The JLLR headquarters offers amenities available to rent to suit all occasions, such as business meetings, nonprofit fundraising events, weddings, and luncheons. Call 501.375.5557 to book your next event.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Boosters and Big Rigs: a free community event that provides children with physicals, vision and dental screenings. $20 donation = one physical checkup for a child

Little Readers Rock: aimed at preparing young children up to third grade for school by improving literacy skills. $250 donation = 50 books

Stuff the Bus: provides school supplies for 3,700 children in seven elementary schools. $10 donation = one backpack

LYFE: a partnership with the PARK community program where JLLR focuses on our community impact areas of improving nutrition and wellness in children through fitness classes and educating girls on how proper nutrition can fuel an active and healthy lifestyle. $100 donation = sponsor fitness instructors and classes

OUR IMPACT

300
Dental screenings in 2017 Boosters and Big Rigs

1,439
Attendees of 2017 Boosters and Big Rigs

266
Active members in 2018

646
Sustaining members in 2018

5,796
Books provided to children through Little Readers Rock

100
Participants in Nonprofit Board Institute

397
Runners in 2017 Downtown Dash

96
Years as an active organization

3,700
Students receiving school supplies in seven schools by Stuff the Bus

22
PARK students enrolled in the LYFE program

$392,721
Raised at 2017 Holiday House

31,477
Volunteer hours performed by active members in the 2017-2018 league year

FUNDING SOURCES


Holiday House: 53%
Building Rentals: 10%
Member Dues: 5%
Downtown Dash: 2%
1922 Society: 5%
Endowments: 10%
Misc. Income: 15%


Established: 1922

Active Members: 169

Sustaining Members: 646

Service Area: Central Arkansas

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kimberly Logue, President
Jennifer Goss, President-Elect
Vickey Metrailer, Sustainer Advisor
Betsey Mowery, Administrative Vice President
Candace Anderson, Community Vice President
Natalie Hairston, Development Vice President
Corey Huffty, Marketing Vice President
Danielle Collie, Membership Vice President
Tabitha McNulty, Nominating Director
Casey Rockwell, Training Director
Kristen Bextermueller, Treasurer
Leigh Anne Kreps, Treasurer-Elect

401 S. Scott St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.375.5557
JLLR.org

       


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