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PRESS RELEASE: Junior League of Philadelphia Presents Philly in Full Bloom: A Junior League Market

Junior League of Philadelphia Presents Philly in Full Bloom: A Junior League Market

Shop Local Businesses and Vendors on Mother’s Day Weekend to Help Fund Projects that Benefit the Philadelphia Community.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 29, 2024) – As these last few weeks of winter come to an end, the Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) is thrilled to announce their fourth Spring Market fundraiser, Philly in Full Bloom, that will be taking place on Saturday, May 11, 2024. The JLP will host local businesses and vendors at Philadelphia’s historic 23rd Street Armory for a day of shopping and supporting a great cause!

The JLP is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and encouraging fellow women to reach their full potential. As one of the JLP’s largest fundraisers, every ticket purchased to Philly in Full Bloom provides funding for future JLP projects and initiatives that benefit the Philadelphia community, further continuing the JLP’s mission and commitment to fighting food insecurity.

“We are beyond excited to bring this event back to the Philadelphia community on Mother’s Day weekend,” said Stephanie Lippincott, President of the Junior League of Philadelphia. “Philly in Full Bloom will be a great opportunity to gather with your loved ones, shop from amazing local vendors, and support the Philadelphia community!”

Guests will be surrounded by the city’s many sights and sounds of the spring season while they shop and connect with some of Philadelphia’s best artisans, creators, and vendors. Taking place the day before Mother’s Day, Philly in Full Bloom makes for the perfect outing for moms and their families!

Spring Market

Spring Market

Spring MarketSpring Market

Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals

Join the JLP this spring for a one-of-a-kind shopping spree while supporting local Philadelphia creatives and JLP’s mission! Tickets are on sale now for $10 as part of a pre-sale discount and will go to $20 on March 20. Tickets will also be sold at the door for an increased price.

For more information, please visit their website. Stay up to date with the organization’s events and news by following their InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. For media inquiries and/or interview requests, please contact Lina@PhillyPRGirl.com.

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.

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

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

For more information, please visit their website. Stay up to date with the organization’s events and news by following their InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. For media inquiries and/or interview requests, please contact Lina@PhillyPRGirl.com.

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.

PRESS RELEASE: The Junior League of Philadelphia Hosts Fall Fête Fundraising Masquerade

The Junior League of Philadelphia Hosts Fall Fête Fundraising Masquerade 

The Event Raised Funds to go Toward Fighting Food Insecurity and Improving the Greater Philadelphia Community. 

Philadelphia, PA (October 31, 2023) – The Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) hosted their Fall Fête Fundraising Masquerade cocktail party on Friday, October 27, 2023. The event had a successful turnout at U-Bahn while raising funds to go toward fighting food insecurity and improving the Greater Philadelphia community. The JLP is about developing the capacity of women as volunteers and leaders. This event was an exclusive opportunity for women to come together and network.

JLP Fall Fete 2023, seven members photographed

Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals

The fundraising event for JLP members and their guests featured cocktails, heavy hors d-oeuvres, and a silent auction. Some of the auction items included a Cabo Getaway, NFL Tickets, Ballroom Dance Lessons, and many more.

“Our Fall Fête was a huge success! The Junior League of Philadelphia brings like-minded women looking to make a positive impact on the community together and that is exactly what this event did,” said Stephanie Lippincott, President of the Junior League Philadelphia. “The money raised at Fall Fête will go towards fighting food insecurity and improving the Greater Philadelphia community. Food insecurity is more than hunger, it is an all-encompassing condition that affects all areas of a person’s life — including overall health, education, and housing. The JLP’s goal is to help alleviate not just hunger, but the connected disparities.”

Fall Fete 2023 Event Photo

Fall Fete Group Photo with three members

Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals

The Junior League of Philadelphia is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information, please visit their website. Stay up to date with the organization’s events and news by following their InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. For media inquiries and/or interview requests, please contact Lina@PhillyPRGirl.com.

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.
PRESS RELEASE: The Junior League of Philadelphia is Looking Forward to a Fall Filled with Fundraising

The Junior League of Philadelphia is Looking Forward to a Fall Filled with Fundraising

The Long-Standing Women’s Organization to Participate in Ardmore Day and Host Fall Fête

Philadelphia, PA (October 19, 2023) – In October, the Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) Thrift Shop will be participating in Ardmore Day where proceeds will benefit the JLP’s community projects. The JLP will also be hosting their Fall Fête Fundraising Masquerade where proceeds will fight food insecurity and improve well-being in the Greater Philadelphia community. The Junior League of Philadelphia is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Three JLP Volunteers at an event in Fall 2023.

The Junior League of Philadelphia was founded in Philadelphia in 1912 and is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) which is comprised of 293 Junior Leagues throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. The Philadelphia chapter brings their mission to life through volunteerism, networking, and professional development. Specifically, The Junior League of Philadelphia works to create a positive impact on the health and wellness of adults and children in the Greater Philadelphia area.

They recently held a Fall Service Weekend from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15. Members volunteered with various community partners including Cathedral Kitchen, Riverbend, Face to Face, and The Jewish Relief Agency.

8 JLP volunteers at a Fall 2023 event. 2 JLP Volunteers at a Fall 2023 event.

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the Junior League Thrift Shop will be participating in Ardmore Day. 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. For Ardmore Day, the JLP Thrift Shop will be having a sidewalk sale where shoppers will receive a $5 coupon for purchases of $20+ and a $10 coupon for purchases of $50+. The Thrift Shop is located at 25 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003.

Photo of JLP Thrift Shop

Then on Friday, October 27, 2023, the League will host their Fall Fête Fundraising Masquerade, a cocktail party where the funds from ticket sales and the auction fund the league’s efforts to fight food insecurity and improve well-being in the Greater Philadelphia community. The event is for JLP members only and their guests. It is an exclusive opportunity to network while enjoying cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and much more!

President Stephanie Lippincott believes joining the JLP was a life-changing experience for herself. She explained that she has “developed a true passion for community service, learned so much about the world around me, have grown as an individual, and have made life-long friends”. In the future, she hopes that the organization can “continue to make progress against Food Insecurity while empowering community members to take charge of their health and well-being.” The JLP’s goal is to help alleviate not just hunger, but the related disparities.

For more information, please visit their website. Stay up to date with the organization’s events and news by following their InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. For media inquiries and/or interview requests, please contact Lina@PhillyPRGirl.com.

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.

Come participate in JLP Day on March 18th!

Come participate in JLP Day on March 18th! The day starts at 8:30 AM and goes to 3:30pm.

8:30 Welcome & JL Overview (~10min) This is the opening to the day.
Please note, no credit given and there is no signup on the Event Calendar.

Time: 8:45-9:30am
Event 1: Community Partner Project (Jeanne Reiche-Face to Face).
Please note this event is worth 1/2 a GMM credit; sign up on DC: Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: Philadelphia has the highest rate of poverty of any large city in the United States. Germantown has levels 50% higher than the city, with one third of its residents living in Deep Poverty ($6,380 individual; $13,100 family of 4), making it difficult to afford necessities of food or shelter. Hospitality, Mutuality, and Transformation – speak to our belief that individuals experiencing poverty should be treated with respect. Come learn more about our community partner Face to Face and how JLP helps support their mission.

Time: 9:45-10:30am
Event 2: Breastfeeding and the Impact on Food Insecurity (Jabina Coleman- The Lactation Therapist) Please note this event is worth 1/2 a GMM credit; sign up on DC: Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: In addition to its health and nutritional benefits, breastfeeding can save low-income, food insecure mothers the cost of infant formula so that money can be spent on food and other necessities. Yet breastfeeding may exacerbate food insecurity by negatively affecting maternal employment. The relationship between food insecurity and breastfeeding has been explored previously, with varying results. This discussion will explore the relationship between prenatal food insecurity and breastfeeding initiation and early cessation.

Time: 10:45-11:30 am
Event 3: Food Insecurity, Health/Wellness, and Impact on Health Disparities in Philadelphia (Avery Ince, MD Janssen Cardiovascular and Metabolism)
Please note this event is worth 1/2 a GMM credit; sign up on DC: Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: Adults who are food insecure may be at an increased risk for a variety of negative health outcomes and health disparities. For example, a study found that food-insecure adults may be at an increased risk for obesity. Another study found higher rates of chronic disease in low-income, food-insecure adults between the ages of 18 years and 65 years. Food-insecure children may also be at an increased risk for a variety of negative health outcomes, including obesity. They also face a higher risk of developmental problems compared with food-secure children. In addition, reduced frequency, quality, variety, and quantity of consumed foods may have a negative effect on children’s mental health.
Neighborhood conditions may affect physical access to food. For example, people living in some urban areas, rural areas, and low-income neighborhoods may have limited access to full-service supermarkets or grocery stores.

Time: 11:45am -12:30 pm
Event 4: Hunger Simulation- The Hunger Coalition Katie Milhoun and Team Mission
Please note this event is worth 1 GMM credit; sign up on DC: Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: This hunger simulation will allow you to experience a day in the life of a person facing hunger, and the heart wrenching decisions they must make daily to survive.
The goal of the simulation is to provide an experiential, educational opportunity that explores issues of food access and availability. The simulation normally runs about an hour and a half (including time for introduction and debriefing), but that time varies based on the interests of participants.

Time: 12:30-1:15 pm
Event 5: Placement Fair & Lunch
Please note this event is not worth a mission credit, but we still have a sign up in DC.
Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: We know women’s lives have changed dramatically over the last 100 years and the one size fits all approach to Junior League membership no longer applies. We must transform our model to be member-centric, which will create a more meaningful experience for each of you. To deliver on our Mission, we need to develop you as civic leaders with the skills and competencies to improve our community.
Our League has committed to making these changes and has used the placement matching tool over the last two years. Please come learn about the placement process and how you can have a unique League experience in 2023-4.

Time: 1:30-2:15 pm
Event 6: Understanding concepts of sexual orientation and Gender Identity (Jenny Bidey, DNP)
Please note this event is worth 1/2 a GMM credit; sign up on DC: Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: For gender diverse people, their identity is about presenting something more outwardly authentic to the world, whether they understand themselves to be differently gendered, or have no gender at all. It is important to recognize that many cultures throughout history have recognized gender diversity beyond masculine and feminine. Today the internet has provided a platform where people can explore common experiences with gender diversity and a lot of the language used to describe these experiences is still evolving. There are often misunderstandings that report of there being hundreds of genders, each with unique rules, language, and pronouns. A lot of these claims are exaggerated, taking into account very niche and specialized terms, or very personal explorations of gender.

Time: 2:30- 3:15 pm
Event 7: Kid’s Safe training: Loutel and Associates
Please note this event is 1/2 a GMM credit; sign up on DC: Register Here in Digital Cheetah

Description of Event: The PA Department of Human Services’ Office of Children, Youth, and Families’ vision is for all children and youth to grow up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent family and community. Their mission is to support the provision of quality services and best practices designed to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of Pennsylvania’s children, youth, and families.

The PA Department of Human Services supports child abuse recognition and reporting training through a variety of delivery methods, including web-based and in-person. Loutel and associates will provide this training for League members as many events will have children participate and we also employ minors in the Thrift Shop.

3:15-3:30 Closing remarks
Please note, no credit given and there is no signup on the Event Calendar.

2022 Spring Market

An event of shopping, music, and cocktails to support the JLP and our community partners. We would love for you to be a part of it!

Virtual

Online at www.jlpspringmarket.org from Friday April 8 – Friday April 22.

In Person

Please join us for our inaugural in-person Spring Market at Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, PA  April 22nd and 23rd.  Support the Junior League by shopping with your friends and family! 15% of all sales made will be donated to the Junior League.

Our Spring Market Vendor Preview Party will be held Friday April 22nd from 6 PM – 9 PM at Merion Cricket Club.  Please join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music, and a preview of our wonderful vendors! Cocktail attire, jeans not permitted at Merion Cricket Club. Tickets available here.

Our main Spring Market Shopping Event will be held Saturday April 23rd from 10 AM – 2 PM at Merion Cricket Club. Smart casual attire, jeans not permitted not permitted at Merion Cricket Club. Tickets available here to purchase tickets.

For Vendors

Click here to pay your $200 vendor fee on our website, instead of sending a check to headquarters.

JLP COVID Policy Update

JLP COVID Policy Update

The JLP’s Reopening Policy states that for all events at Headquarters or offsite, we follow the most conservative of recommendations from the CDC or guidelines from federal, state or local governments. With events offsite, in addition to the foregoing, we also abide by any specific guidelines put in place by the venue or partner where we are convening. Given that our Headquarters is in Montgomery County and many League events occur in other counties with differing restrictions, we understand that this portion of the policy can cause some confusion.

In accordance with the updated mask guidance issued by the CDC on February 25, 2022, indoor masking in Montgomery County is no longer required. As a result, the JLP will not be requiring masks indoors at our Headquarters or any League event planned in an area where masking is not required unless or until the applicable guidelines are changed. At present, Philadelphia County still has an indoor mask mandate, and certain venues or partners may have their own specific mask or vaccine requirements.

Please know that JLP members may make their own decisions about wearing masks at JLP events. Anyone who wishes to continue to wear a mask will be fully supported in that decision. We expect all members of our League to respect those individual choices.

JLP COVID Policy Update

JLP COVID Policy Update

The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. has updated their COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgement and Waiver. This document reflects the current CDC and local health department guidelines and is in place to protect all JLP members, partners, vendors, and the community. The waiver is required to be completed by all who attend JLP events, whether at JLP HQ or elsewhere. The waiver is available at all JLP events and on the members page of the JLP website.

International Women’s Day Tea Party

International Women’s Day, March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year’s theme is “Break the Bias.”

On Sunday, March 6, the Thrift Shop Committee will be hosting a tea to celebrate the achievements of women and our League. The event will consist of a “History of Royal Cuisine and Tea,” with Jennifer G. Morgan, JLP Past President and Sustainer, a talk with Kristin Contino, local author of “A House Full of Windsor,” who will discuss the role of The Queen and women in the royal family along with her book’s connection to Philadelphia, and a discussion about the achievements of our League year.

We are offering a pickup of afternoon tea boxes which include eight tea sandwiches, a scone, three pastries, and tea to brew at home. For an additional amount, you can purchase a teacup and saucer set from the Thrift Shop and receive one Ways & Means Credit for the event. Or, you can brew your own tea, or pick up from your favorite local café, and join us for the virtual event. All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous gift from the Thrift Shop.

Pickup locations for the boxed afternoon tea will be at the Thrift Shop on Saturday, March 5 and in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia on Sunday, March 6. Both locations will require a mask for pickup.

The event is open to all. Members may invite guests; however, tickets must be purchased on the member site. Venture in the Thrift Shop for tea-related outfits, teacups and more! The Thrift Shop will be open during the Saturday tea box pickup. After the event, we hope to see members posting on social media using the #spilltheteawithjlp hashtag to celebrate.

Ticket prices for the virtual event are: $10 Virtual event only; $35 Virtual event plus Afternoon Tea box from A Taste of Britain; $45 Virtual event plus Afternoon Tea box, teacup and saucer set, and one Ways and Means Credit. Click here to purchase tickets.

 

 

2021 AJLI Award for Community Impact

At The Association of Junior Leagues International’s Centennial Summit in October, The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.’s 2021 AJLI Award for Community Impact was recognized.

We are so honored to have had our Immediate Past President Aronté Bennett and immediate past Vice President of Community Stefanie Robinson represent the JLP in this video, which describes our Apple a Day Healthy Living InitiativeTM.