Junior League of Philadelphia Joins Forces with Community Partners to Give Back This Holiday Season 

The JLP to Host Multiple Volunteer Events and Encourage Guests to Shop Local and Sustainable at Their Thrift Shop During December

Philadelphia, PA (December 12, 2023) – Throughout the month of December the Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) will host multiple volunteer events with their members including one on December 16, 2023 at Share Food Program. The JLP is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

At the Share Food Program event on December 16, JLP members will take a hands-on approach to addressing food insecurity. They will sort, pack, and prepare boxes of food for delivery to seniors through Share’s Senior Food Box Program. The Senior Food Box Program feeds more than 7,000 seniors in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Chester counties and delivers more than 3,000 food boxes directly to their homes each month. These nutritious boxes include fruits, juices, vegetables, cheese, milk, meat, poultry, fish, plant-based protein, cereals, pasta, and rice. The JLP Food to Families Committee has been partnering with Share for nine years and they volunteer at Share’s warehouse on a monthly basis. This is the JLP’s largest event with Share as they prepare for the holidays.

Share Event, Group JLP Photo

On December 17, members will help pack and deliver food boxes that include nutritious kosher food and household items at Jewish Relief Agency. Then on December 20, members will gather at the Community Center at Visitation Polar Express Toy Drive. Throughout the year, the JLP volunteers with the Community Center at Visitation supporting their community events. At the Toy Drive, JLP will be sponsoring a Hot Chocolate Bar and members will be serving hot chocolate.

In the new year, they will continue their volunteering efforts at Face to Face on January 6, 2024. They will assist with kitchen duties such as chopping vegetables and help set-up, serve, and clean-up the day’s meal.

Three JLP Volunteers at an event in Fall 2023.

2 JLP Volunteers at a Fall 2023 event.

For those looking to support the Junior League of Philadelphia, the Junior League Thrift Shop is a great place to shop for holiday gifts. The Thrift Shop carries gently used merchandise including designer clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, select furniture, household and home décor items, toys, and books. Proceeds from the Shop benefit the JLP’s community projects. Shop locally and sustainably this holiday season!

Photo of JLP Thrift Shop

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About The Junior League of Philadelphia

The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLP welcomes all women who value its mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. Since 1912, the JLP has been committed to addressing the many aspects of health and wellness in underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia area, whether it’s creating community gardens or providing nutritious meals to families in need. With over 900 trained volunteers who contribute more than 75,000 hours of service worth an estimated $1.5 million annually, the JLP empowers women volunteers to make meaningful change happen within the communities it proudly serves.