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The Junior League of TacomaThe Junior League of Tacoma
The Junior League is 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational a... Read more
The Junior League is 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Junior Leagues reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
The history of the Junior League of Tacoma reveals consistent growth and development, but the idea of community service by the trained volunteer has remained constant. This year is going to be no different -- we are going to continue to make great things happen in Tacoma with our continued focus on increasing childhood literacy.
We have already made Tacoma a better place through our work last year with Edison Elementary School, including a Bingo Night and Spaghetti Feed for students and parents, we've helped the women of Faith Homes prepare themselves for job interviews, we've given grants to several non-profits within our community and just recently awarded college scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors who already exemplify the Junior League values. We will continue to do this wonderful work throughout the next year, although our efforts will be focused on our new partner school -- Roosevelt Elementary. Along with the Tacoma Public Library, we will be bringing an award-winning authors to our wonderful city. Our 3rd Annual A Cook's Tour is expected to be even bigger and better than ever. Our historical thrift shop -- The Second Closet -- will continue to provide an outstanding collection of high end clothing at a fraction of the retail cost, and will continue to accept donations from the more fortunate members of our community.