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2022 Summer Recruitment Events

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Join us at an Info Session

Interested in joining The Junior League of Philadelphia but need more information before applying? Come join us at one of our upcoming Info Sessions across the Philadelphia region or virtually. These will be small, casual, one-hour events, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet and hear from some of our current members. Check the calendar for an event that meets your location or a day that works for your schedule, and register online. Feel free to pop by for some info, or stay for a chat. Looking forward to meeting you!

Fishtown: Saturday, August 6 @ 10 to 11 a.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Virtual Session: Tuesday, August 9 @ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Center City: Thursday, August 11 @ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Kensington: Sunday, August 14 @ 3 to 4 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Virtual Lunch Session: Monday, August 15 @ 12 to 1 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Main Line (Ardmore): Tuesday, August 16 @ 7 to 8 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

King of Prussia: Wednesday, August 17 @ 4:30 to 6 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Delaware County (Wayne): Thursday, August 18 @ 5 to 6 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Center City: Friday, August 19 @ 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Montgomery County (Ambler): Saturday, August 20 @ 9 to 10 a.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Chester County (Malvern): Thursday, August 25 @ 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

South New Jersey (Cherry Hill): Tuesday, August 30 @ 7 to 9 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Main Line (Ardmore): Tuesday, September 6 @ 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Virtual Session: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7 to 8 p.m. Click here to register/for more information.

South Philly: Wednesday, September 7 @ 6 to 7 p.m. Click here to register/for more information.

Main Line (Ardmore): Thursday, September 8 @ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.

Center City: Sunday, September 25 @ 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here to register/for more info.
*Prospective members are also invited to join our 2022-2023 Kick-Off General Membership Meeting starting at 9 a.m.! Please use the link above to register/for more info.

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.

JLP COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgement and Waiver 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.

1 Dress, 5 Days, A World of Difference!

JLP LBDI 2021

The focus of the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is to raise funds for community organizations that focus on eliminating food insecurity. This year, The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.(JLP) will host its third annual campaign from October 11-15, 2021. Participants will wear a black dress or black outfit for five consecutive days as a visible symbol of participation and to start conversations and raise awareness about food insecurity in the Philadelphia area. Participants will also use social media to solicit funds from family, friends, and coworkers. This will allow the JLP to donate to our four selected partner organizations.

JLP members can register to participate through the member portal and they will receive the LBDI participant communication package. All are welcome to contribute at https://donorbox.org/2021-12.

The recipients of our fundraising efforts this year will be The Food Trust, Face to Face, Methodist Services and The Philadelphia Orchard Project. All selected organizations are aligned with the mission and goals of the JLP’s Apple A Day Healthy Living Initiative™.

The Food Trust
http://thefoodtrust.org/
The Food Trust works to ensure that all Philadelphians have access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. They partner with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers to improve food access by combining nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. With your donation The Food Trust will be able to send a classroom of Kindergartners home with four weekends worth of fresh produce for their families.

Face To Face
https://facetofacegermantown.org/
Face To Face has been serving the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia for over 20 years. They are a human services organization that is dedicated to the health, well-being, and stability of the community. They offer a dining room with freshly-prepared meals, a nurse-managed Health Center, a Legal Center, a Social Services Center, a ‘washeteria,’ early childhood education, summer camps, after school programs. Face to Face serves 2,500 individuals and families annually.

Methodist Services
https://methodistservices.org/
Serving an average 2,800 children, individuals and families, annually, Methodist Services is devoted to the well-being of children in all walks of life. By providing access to a safe home and family life, health of mind and body, children, adults and families can achieve their greatest potential. It is with these supports that our most vulnerable citizens can make contributions that have a positive impact in our communities.

Philadelphia Orchard Project
https://www.phillyorchards.org/
Founded in 2007 by economic development pioneer Paul Glover, POP is part of a growing movement across the world to develop more sustainable, equitable, and ethical local food systems. Philadelphia is one of the centers of this work, with some 40,000 vacant lots and the highest poverty rate among big cities in America. As the cost of energy, food, and health care rises, the low-wealth neighborhoods where POP plants are the most vulnerable to hunger and related health problems. Orchards and community vegetable gardens offer neighborhoods the most direct access to healthy food, and build people’s capacity to feed their families and neighbors.

We look forward to your participation in helping us achieve our fundraising goal of $20,000!

JLP COVID Policy Update

JLP COVID Policy Update

The Board of Directors of the Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. has updated the JLP’s Reopening Policy to provide that the JLP will follow the most conservative of state and/or local ordinances and regulations as well as CDC guidelines.

Presently, CDC guidelines recommend masking indoors for Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. As a result, masks will be required for indoor events at this time.

We will continue to keep membership informed as any of these ordinances, regulations, and/or guidelines change and it affects our Reopening Policy.