The Junior League of Wilmington, DE Headquarters

Built in the early 1770s, the historic Lea-Derickson House has served as the League’s headquarters for more than 40 years.

Our Members

The Junior League of Wilmington has made an impact in the community for 95 years.

More than 90 Years of History

Women making a difference in the Wilmington community since 1918. View full image

Heart of the Home® Kitchen Tour

Thanks for joining us on April 5, 2014 for this self-guided tour showcasing some of the area’s finest kitchens. Stay tuned for details about Kitchen Tour 2014.

Our Community Impact

The Junior League of Wilmington plays a major role in our community. We strive for maximum impact through the effective action of highly trained volunteers.

Whale of a Sale

Founded in 1980, the Junior League of Wilmington’s Whale of a Sale is known as "Delaware's Largest Garage Sale."

Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek.

Working in the Community

The Junior League of Wilmington is proud to be working with several local nonprofit organizations on the issue of children’s health and wellness.

Community Focus

The Junior League of Wilmington is taking a three-pronged approach to its community impact efforts in children's health and well-being. Throughout 2014-15, League members are engaging in advocacy, instructional outreach and hands-on charitable activities. We are working to pass Erin's Law in Delaware (click here for details about this potential legislation) and delivering life skills and wellness workshops to youths served by Bayard House, the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. (DAPI) and the Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ). We also are revamping DAPI's community room and kitchen, conducting item drives for all three partner organizations (click here for a printable schedule). During the fall, our Provisional Class organized placement and delivery of all merchandise that remained after November's Whale of a Sale to Bayard House, DAPI, the DCJ and other local nonprofits.

Our Mission

We are 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. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

An Invitation to Join

The Junior League of Wilmington is actively seeking women of all races, religions and national origins who share our commitments to community improvement and personal development. Our Summer Provisional Class will begin in June.

If you would like to join, please fill out a New Member Application for June. If you have additional questions or if you would like to volunteer with us as a non-member, click here to let us know and we'll be in touch.

We look forward to meeting you!



Thanks so much to all who attended and donated to our GUEST BARTENDER NIGHT AT BBC TAVERN AND GRILL! If you would still like to contribute to this fundraiser, click here