Historical 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/partners over the years. 

JLW members discussed positive and negative messages from the media with Summit attendees.

Through 2017

  • Erin’s Law Legislation
  • JLW Women’s Leadership Summit
  • Bayard House
  • Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.
  • Wilmington Senior Center
  • HEALTHY Hour Program
  • West End Neighborhood House

2010s

  • Delaware Adolescent Program
  • Bayard House
  • Wilmington Senior Center
  • 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