There is much more to Junior League than Mistletoe & Magic.
Some may not know that the League funnels nearly $400,000 back into the Tyler area each year in the form of giving money to nonprofit organizations and sponsoring activities such as its annual summer reading camp and Girl Power Summit.
Dedicated to community service and giving women leadership opportunities, JLT not only gives money but also, perhaps more importantly, volunteer support.
To date, the League has given back “more than $6 million, and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, to better the community. This year alone, the League will contribute over 20,000 volunteer hours and over $375,000 to worthy community projects and endeavors,” JLT says on its website.
JLT is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations who hope to receive funding for projects beginning next June.
Organizations seeking funds must demonstrate that they have a project addressing a community need and offers “challenging and meaningful” volunteer opportunities for JLT members.
Applications for funding are available at the League office, 1919 S. Donnybrook Ave., and on its website, juniorleagueoftyler.org.
The applications will be reviewed by the JLT’s Community Coordinating Committee.
JLT has about 300 active and provisional members and 500 sustaining members. Its purpose remains educational and charitable through action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Besides Mistletoe & Magic, JLT raises money with a biennial rummage sale and the sale of cookbooks.
Contact Danny Mogle at email@example.com or 903-596-6256.