Message from the President

The Junior League of Lubbock
Planting Seeds of Change

Welcome to the Junior League of Lubbock, Inc.’s website. I am honored to serve as the 2017-2018 President of an organization who has supported our community through the talents of our incredible volunteers for over 82 years. Our legacy began on September 9, 1935, when a group of forward-thinking women organized the Junior Welfare League of Lubbock with the goal of fostering interest among its members in the social, economic, educational, cultural, and civic conditions of the community and to make efficient use of their volunteer service. The Junior League of Lubbock became a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in 1954 and has since grown to more than 600 provisional, active and sustaining members.

What has remained constant over these 82 years is the dedication of women to make lasting, positive change in the Lubbock community. From the first project of initiating the Well Baby Clinic in 1939 to today where our members are in Lubbock ISD middle schools mentoring eighth-grade girls in our SPARK program, the Junior League of Lubbock still shares in the vision and commitment of our founders.

Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the Lubbock community. We volunteer our time throughout the community all year in an effort to make Lubbock a better place to live.

The Junior League of Lubbock is proud of the more than 242 active and provisional members and 362 sustaining members that volunteer more than 15,000 hours each year to our community. This year, the League’s theme is “Planting seeds of change.” How will we plant “seeds of change?" What can we do to be impactful in an area that we have identified needs attention in our community? That is up to us to decide through our new Focus Area of Childhood Safety.

We all strive to change our community daily for the betterment of all Lubbock citizens. The League continues to plant seeds of change in the youth of our community through our three signature projects: Food2Kids, Kids in the Kitchen, and SPARK.

Food2Kids is a partnership with LISD that provides over 1,500 elementary-aged children with weekend food sacks containing shelf-stable, easy to prepare, high caloric food;

Kids in the Kitchen, originally an initiative of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., seeks to educate children about making healthy food choices and the importance of living an active, fit lifestyle; and

SPARK, our newest project, which is a mentorship program for at-risk eighth grade girls concentrating on self-image, leadership, college preparation, and volunteerism.

The League also provides long and short-term volunteers to local community non-profits, an annual scholarship to an area graduating senior girl, and Community Assistance Grant funding to area non-profits in need of financial assistance.

Our annual holiday shopping market, Holiday Happening, celebrates its thirty-eighth year of being the “official start of the holiday season” for area families this November. Holiday Happening has raised over $5 million to be put back into the Lubbock community. Please consider grabbing your friends to shop for a cause or attend one of our fun-filled events to kick off your holiday season!

We are lucky to have a passionate and diverse membership of women and are proud to be part of their development in becoming leaders, visionaries and change agents. Members past and present are part of the rich legacy of the Junior League of Lubbock, and we invite you to learn more about us and consider joining us in building a better community.

We would love to have you join us as a member of the Junior League of Lubbock to help us continue to plant seeds of change in the Lubbock community. Browse our website to find out more about our rich history in the Lubbock community, our outstanding members, and how you can become a part of our legacy. Together, we will plant seeds of change in Lubbock!

Libby White
2017-2018 President