The Junior League of Wilmington, DE is honored to accept the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. Our Members have a shared vision, which is to be a catalyst for lasting community change by empowering women to be leaders and make a difference in their community. In 2019 we focused our efforts on the topic of… Read More
The Junior League of Wilmington, DE kicked off Period Poverty Awareness Week by joining together with the Teen Warehouse, U by Kotex, the National Foundation for Women Legislators, and the Alliance for Period Supplies to host a period product drive on May 24, 2021. Members of the community dropped off donations of tampons, pads, and… Read More
Thank you to the Pill Club for supporting our Stand Up. Period. initiative! Their sponsorship will purchase period products that are going straight to our partners who are in need. Blog Post shared from The Pill Club: https://blog.thepillclub.com/addressing-period-poverty/ – Did you know that 1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products in the past… Read More
On April 30, 2021, The Junior League of Wilmington partnered with Delaware Rep. Valerie Maglio Longhurst and Sen. Kyle Evans Gay to distribute period supplies packs to students at Talley Middle School and George Read Middle School. League Members assembled and handed out 500 kits at the two schools. NoMore Secrets MBS A Realistic Approach… Read More
Junior League of Wilmington was featured in an article by WSFS Bank to celebrate Women’s History Month! With the support of partners like WSFS, the JLW can continue to serve the Wilmington community through community programs and initiatives, like Stand Up. Period. “It takes a lot of support from partners, like WSFS, to achieve our Mission,”… Read More
The Junior League of Wilmington is striving to achieve period equity for all Delawareans through its initiative, Stand Up. Period. In May 2020, the JLW joined forces with the Alliance for Period Supplies (APS) in an effort to increase their support network and inventory of desperately needed period supplies. APS is a national organization which… Read More
A difficult decision was made by the Junior League of Wilmington (DE) to postpone our Whale of a Sale until the fall of 2021 due to COVID-19 safety concerns for a large event. The JLW is still planning to collect items for a bigger and better Whale in 2021! We are also working on plans… Read More
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The JLW celebrates the CARES Act as a step toward period equity. The $2 trillion stimulus package now makes period products eligible for reimbursement through federal health savings and medical spending accounts. By classifying period supplies a ‘paid for medical care’ rather than taxable ‘luxury’, lawmakers have taken an important step toward making safe, affordable… Read More
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