Kids in the Kitchen
Kids in the Kitchen addresses the devastating effects of poverty as it relates to children and nutrition. In addition to providing nutritional education, we are partnering with WOW to bring nutritional programs to the children in the community. We are also working with a group of at-risk high school students to increase their nutritional awareness by bringing in a chef and having a demonstration on how to get three meals out of one set of ingredients. Each student will then be provided with a bag of groceries needed for them to make the meal themselves.
School Supply Train
The Junior League School Supply Train is one of our shining stars! Taking place since 1993, this program provides free school supplies, uniforms, and a new pair of shoes to area children who meet income eligibility requirements. Since its inception, the Junior League of Longview, Inc. has pumped over $466,000 back into East Texas and provided school supplies for over 47,000 children.
Done in a Day
The Junior League of Longview’s Done in a Day project is an opportunity for our membership to serve local organizations by offering our volunteer “woman” power for ONE day! This allows the League to impact numerous, established projects to reach their goals and hopefully accomplish even more than they had aspired to through our financial resources and the help of our trained volunteers.
Helping Hands is a way for the Junior League of Longview, Inc. to help serve in our community through hands-on work. This project came about because of the change in composition of membership over the years to a more career based membership of women, with a desire to see immediate results of volunteering! Our focus as a League is to make an impact on poverty through literacy in a variety of aspects. This project lends an opportunity to aide in poverty related organizations on a monthly basis. Our members serve meals and volunteer at organizations such as New Gate Ministries, Highway 80 Rescue Mission, Hope Haven, Meals on Wheels, and many other outreach programs. In addition, League members create fun ways to play games and lead activities for children in hopes of brightening their day!
Read as One
Read as One promotes literacy within our Longview community by working with children, adolescents, women, and the elderly. By enriching the lives of others through activities that support the love of reading, members of our community will be provided new literature and opportunities to have greater access to books. Read as One supports that collectively we are ONE League, serving in ONE community, reaching ONE individual, ONE book at a time.
Skills to Succeed
The Junior League of Longview is proud to begin a new project in 2015 that focuses on young women who are currently enrolled in high school. The purpose of Skills to Succeed is to help young women see different career options, find their passion, and give them the tools to pursue that passion successfully. The League is blessed to have a diverse set of women with a wide scope of experiences and skillsets, and we hope to use those to help young women see opportunities that they maybe didn’t know were available to them.