Junior League of Portland provides its members with timely, relevant and engaging training opportunities that support development and effectiveness within JLP and other areas of life. For more information, visit our Trainings page.
Children's Book Bank which gathers thousands of new and gently-used books from the community and then volunteers sort and spruce up donated books.
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Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon will hold their 9th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser on March 14, 2014.
Since 1998, Girls Inc has been inspiring Portland-area girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Their gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.
Junior League of Portland is proud to support our community partner by providing volunteers to make their annual event a success.
In October 2013, the Junior League of Portland held its 4th JLP CAREs (Community Action and Revitalization Event).
At JLP CAREs, we combine fund development with community service. JLP members, family, friends, and supporters unite to raise funds to support JLP by being sponsored for their volunteer hours while they complete half-day projects that enhance the services and facilities of essential Portland community organizations… just like a volunteer-a-thon!
Every dollar raised for JLP CAREs supports the mission of Junior League of Portland. For example:
Click here to learn more about this fundraising event.
Between the Lines had a Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) Reading/Tour on October 13, 2012. The reading at Coffee Creek was a success! We offered readings for 25 mothers who read to 49 children. Many were first time readers and it seemed all enjoyed their experience.
The Between the Lines Committee also had a very busy holiday season! The group went to Santiam Correctional Facility in early November. The committee also wrapped and mailed books with CDs to the children who were read to from Santiam and CCCF.
In December, Between the Lines hosted a Book Fair at the Bridgeport Village Barnes & Noble raising awareness and funds for our program.
At a recent Junior League meeting, members cleaned approximately 560 books for the Children's Book Bank. That means that we created holiday book bundles for about 50 children in the Portland metro area who otherwise would not have access to books.
Thanks for making an impact in literacy in our community!