History of Our Community Impact

The Junior League of Wilmington plays a major role in our community. Junior Leagues strive for maximum impact through the effective action of highly-trained volunteers. Below is a listing of many of the Junior League of Wilmington's community impact projects over the years. 

2010s

West End Neighborhood House

Ministry of Caring

Supporting Kidds

Best Buddies Delaware

Fraim Boys and Girls Club

Girls on the Run

Ronald McDonald House

Prestige Academy

Delaware Greenways

Girls on the Run

Ministry of Caring

Healthy Food for Healthy Kids

Wilmington PAL

Anna P. Mote Elementary School

2000s

Ronald McDonald House Playroom Redecorated and Supplied with Toys

Social Venture Partners, Delaware (SVPD)

Woodlawn Library

Delaware Coalition for Literacy

Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour

Knollwood Community Center

East Side Charter School

Grandparents United

Teachers Supply Closet

Literacy Volunteers of America

Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute

Kuumba Academy

Hilltop Lutheran Day Care Center

Ministry of Caring

Jefferson Street Childcare Center

AI Dupont Children’s Hospital Neonatal ICU

YMCA

West End Neighborhood House Lifeline’s Program

1990s

YWCA Project Self-Sufficiency

Adolescent Parent Advocates

ARC Adolescent Clinic

Child, Inc.

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Supporting K.I.D.D.S.

West End Neighborhood House

Immunization Public Awareness Campaign

"Bridges for Play" JLW 75th Anniversary Playground Project

Multicultural Task Force

Delaware Women's Conference

Delaware Children's Museum

Read-Aloud Delaware

Ronald McDonald House (fundraising raffle at LPGA McDonald's Championship)

1980s

Rockwood Museum

"Sharing, Caring, Loving: Your Baby and You" Parenting manual

Wilmington Waterways

Parents Anonymous of Delaware, Inc.

Ashland Nature Center Discovery Room

Guardian Ad Litem

Public School Volunteers

Hospice newsletter, library and Speaker's Bureau

POST (Parents Organized for Support and Training)

Women's History Week

Child, Inc.

Waterfront Task Force, Wilmington Waterways (Waterfest Children's Corner)

Delaware Women's Conference

Alfred I. DuPont Auxiliary (& Red Balloon Gift Shop)

Poplar Street Greenspace

Bubbylonian Encounter

Delaware Children's Theatre

The Prevention Project

"Woman to Woman"

Wilmington Institute Public Library

Senior Citizens Health Care Booklet with the Wilmington Sr. Center

"We Care in Delaware" and the Ronald McDonald House

Women's Legislative Roundtable sponsor

Hallmark's Kaleidoscope creative art workshop

Franny Maguire testified before two subcommittees of U.S. Congress about foster care

Parents as Teachers pilot with Parent Early Education Center

Distribution of ChildSafe Tape by Video Matrix

Reportline

Selected Teen Outreach

Ronald McDonald House (fundraising raffle at LPGA McDonald's Championship)

Ad-Hoc Task Force on Homelessness

Read-Aloud Delaware

Delaware Children's Museum

1970s

PEG (Preventive Environmental for Girls, Inc.)

POST (Parents Organized for Support and Training)

Historic preservation brochure with Delaware Ethnic Studies and Culture, Inc.

Art to the Hospitals

DAPI advocacy committee

"Right to Read" School Volunteer tutor program

Willingtown Square

Wilmington Senior Center

CIP (Concern for Children in Placement)

Brandywine House (elderly congregate living facility)

"Permanency, Security and Love" (children's rights conference)

"For Our Children" brochure

"Mini Museums" from Metropolitan Museum of Art

CAN (Child Advocacy Newsletter)

Grand Opera House Victorian staircase (JLW 60th Anniversary)

"A Family Foundation: Today's Child, Tomorrow's Adult", a lecture series

"Foster Care Review Act"

1960s

Delaware Art Museum Children's Gallery

Fun Books

Historic Preservation Survey for Historical Society of Delaware

Delaware Nature Education Society and Ashland Nature Center

Child Diagnostic and Development Center of Delaware and Jefferson Pre-School

SERVE (Seniors Engaged in Regular Volunteer Efforts) at the

Wilmington Senior Center

DAPI (Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.)

Theater Puppet Committee

Wilmington Senior Center

1950s

Child Guidance Center

Christmas Clearing House

Delaware Curative Workshop

Theater Puppet Committee

Radio & TV Committee produced series of children's programs

Wilmington Senior Center

Delaware Art Museum docent service

1940s

West End Neighborhood House

Children's Home

Delaware School for Deaf Children

U.S.O.

Women's Division War Finance Committee

Christmas Stocking Fund

Delaware Curative Workshop

1930s

Mayor's Committee for Relief during the Depression

Summer Food Relief

Children's Bureau

Delaware School for Deaf Children

West End Neighborhood House

Wilmington Society for the Fine Arts

Delaware Art Center

1920s

Well Baby Clinic and Health Center

Delaware School for Deaf Children

Italian Settlement (now West End Neighborhood House)

Children's Bureau

Theater Puppet Committee

Children's Play Committee

Girl's Industrial School